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Veterans Appreciation Week

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October 29, 2018

2018 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Priscilla “Patti” Taylor, ’93, ’96, U.S. Army


September 26, 2017

Salute to Service

SALUTE TO SERVICE The No. 4 University of Washington football team will activate a unique display of state and national pride in Saturday’s showdown against Pac-12 rival USC at Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium. In recognition of Veterans’ Day, the Huskies will wear a commemorative uniform combination to honor and acknowledge the service and…


Seeds of Hope

IN THE NAME OF HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH, CHRISTOPHER BROWN, ’16, CREATED GROWING VETERANS, AN ORGANIZATION THAT RECONNECTS VETERANS TO EACH OTHER — AND TO LIFE. Christopher Brown squats among knee-high rows of green garlic. He grasps a stalk at its base and tugs it from the ground with a satisfying crunch. After popping several plants from…


Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Documents that Changed the World: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1982 Peter Kelley UW News Visitors touch names and leave gifts at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 2006.Wikimedia commons As people walk down toward it, the dark structure bearing 58,272 names prompts memories, prayers and quiet tears. Visitors take photos, leave flowers and…


By Veterans, for Veterans

TOGETHER WE WILL A group of students chat and laugh in the newly established Office of Student Veteran Life. Flags and crests for each branch of the armed forces adorn the matte purple and grey walls. Support student veterans The Student Veterans Support Fund helps the University create a welcoming and veteran-friendly campus through training and…


Detrek Jones: Army Veteran, Future Lawyer

  Detrek Jones, ’16Faith is an integral part of Detrek Jones’ life. It’s one of the reasons he wants to become a lawyer. So is helping others find their voice. “I want to advocate for people who can’t speak for themselves,” said Jones. The University of Washington Tacoma senior graduates in June with a degree…


Helping Soldiers Tell Their Stories

When actor Tom Skerritt learned that more American soldiers were committing suicide than being killed in Afghanistan, and that many felt no one was listening to their story, he was determined to help. He called several friends, including novelist and screenwriter Shawn Wong, UW professor of English. “We know how to tell a story and…


2017 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Raymond D. Emory, ’52, U.S. Navy


2016 DAVA Recipient Gen. Chiarelli

2016 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Gen. Peter Chiarelli, M.P.A. ’80, U.S. Army by Julie Garner Columns Magazine On his meteoric rise up the ranks of the U.S. Army, one passion never left retired four-star Gen. Peter Chiarelli’s side: his care and concern for the welfare of the men and women who wear the uniform in service…


2015 DAVA Recipient

2015 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’91, U.S. Army by Hannelore Suderman Columns Magazine Courage comes in many forms. Retired Army Col. Grethe Cammermeyer — nurse, Vietnam veteran, Bronze Star recipient and civil rights champion — mustered yet another form of courage to disclose that she was a lesbian, even though…



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