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Dr. Heidi Cramm and Julie Burch from the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) visited with IVMF's Dr. Nick Armstrong, Rosy Maury and the rest of our research team to talk about partnerships and projects. Thank you for the great visit!

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There are now expedited licensing services available for certain military spouses who are transferred to New York State!

The New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions will provide expedited reviews for those applicants who received a professional license from a state where the requirements are substantially equivalent to those of New York State. Services provided will include an accelerated application and qualification review, a reduction in the application fee by 50%, and if necessary, the issuance of a temporary practice permit.

This process will assist military families transitioning to their new life in New York State. 

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Participants in our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at LSU spent this past Saturday soaking up the Louisiana traditions! The group did a tour through Cajun Pride Swamp Tours then attended a crawfish boil. Many thanks to Lewis Dill of Lewco Specialty Products, Inc. for hosting the crawfish boil and to Major General Ron Richard for providing his insight to our veterans!

These nine veterans are officially EBV graduates. Congratulations to all! Thank you to Aron Thompson (EBV grad, USMC veteran, and police officer) and his wife Jennifer Thompson of Schug Awards by Thompson Works for designing the awards!
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Great news -- the IVMF just received its LARGEST ever monthly cohort application numbers for our Syracuse University - Veterans Career Transition Program (VCTP)! The monthly open enrollment period for the VCTP registration is now closed as of noon EDT today with over 1,300 applications!

For those who submitted within the last 24 hours, please know you will receive an email from no later than March 22nd with additional information about the next steps in the application process. On April 11th, we will collect interest forms to be considered for the July 2017 cohort. Learn more at

Thanks for your continued interest in the VCTP – we’re excited to work with you all in the coming months!

Thank you for your patience during the delay for the VCTP application period. The VCTP application is currently open and will remain open until noon EDT on Friday, March 17th.

For those who do submit an interest form during this time, please know you will receive additional information regarding the application process no later than March 22, 2017. By that day, you will receive either:

• invitation to submit online assessment
• waitlist notification

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families - IVMF will collect all interest forms for the open enrollment period. Please know that we aim to serve as many individuals as possible each month. Once we reach capacity, we will maintain a waitlist.

For complete details or to submit an interest form for VCTP, please visit 

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Another birthday post for the American Legion National Headquarters - we are so thankful for this video and article on Stepheni Norton, Veteran Women Igniting The Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) graduate! Thanks for all you do!

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Join us tomorrow, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, for a VetNet Business Research live webinar session with Stephanie JH McReynolds - a business, management, and entrepreneurship librarian at Syracuse University Libraries.

Learn more about our guest speaker and RSVP here:

Here is the live stream link:

Happy 98th birthday to the American Legion! Thanks for all you do!

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** UPDATE: Registration delayed until March 16, 2017 at noon EDT **

Due to continuing impact from adverse weather conditions, staffing at the IVMF will be limited to essential personnel today.

Therefore, our VCTP registration is delayed for another 24 hours. It will open tomorrow March 16th at noon EDT, and run 24 hours.

We apologize again for the inconvenience. Thank you for your continued patience!

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Due to a State of Emergency issued by the Governor of New York in response to Winter Storm Stella, and a travel advisory issued for Onondaga County, staffing at the IVMF will be limited to essential personnel only.

As such, our VCTP (Veterans Career Transition Program) registration, originally scheduled to begin today, March 14th at noon EDT, will be delayed 24 hours. It will begin tomorrow, March 15th at noon EDT, and run 24 hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience!
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