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2018

December

Arizona State University graduate student Anthony Lawrence recently got a taste of what his future life could be like when he strapped into the back seat of an F-16D Fighting Falcon at Luke Air For

We all know the scene in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where Indiana Jones narrowly escapes a giant rolling boulder, and at one point or another, many of us could see ourselves going on adventures just

Aim high, set lofty goals and work hard to reach them is the advice Marine veteran and Arizona State University PhD student Nicholas Sisco would like to pass on to others, especially military veter

With only seven months left in the U.S.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. 

November

Gregory Melikian feels strongly that communication is a key component for U.S relations overseas.

A return to civilian life after military service can sometimes take some

Arizona State University junior Grant Navakuku joined the Arizona Army National Guard to fulfill a family legacy of service but discovered it offered wonderful benefits — a chance to enhance his ed

Arizona State University student Don Knowles is his own beacon of light.

The 58-year-old Marine Corps veteran is hopeful and optimistic about his future.

He also lives in darkness.

For veterans, their time in the military is often a significant part of their lives, and nobody is going to understand that service more than another veteran.

Military personnel are often thought of as strong, adaptable and resilient men and women who make great sacrifices to protect our country.

Arizona State University has a secret weapon: Distinguished military leaders who have served at the highest levels at home and abroad advise President Michael M.

For most of the last decade, Arizona State University has been designated a top military-friendly school. It's a great place for veterans to earn a degree, and the metrics prove it.

If they weren’t so humble, active-duty Army Capts.

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will compete for the third annual flag football tournament title to honor America’s service members as part of Arizona State University’s annual Salute

October

For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been named a “Best for Vets” school by the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S.

Arizona State University student Carla Castillo likes to do her research before making big decisions, and that included determining what her major would be.

It was just a small detail: a logo on a shirt. 

When Paul LePore traveled to Virginia in April to participate in the Department of Defense’s oldest and most prestigious public outreach program, he walked away truly inspired by what he saw.

Connecting patients, caregivers and family members with resources and research is the goal behind an annual public conference hosted by the Arizona Al

August

Arizona State University is searching for challenge-seeking military veteran students to sign up by Sept.

As the big envelopes started filling up Morgan Sansone’s mailbox, her decision about where to go to college was getting seemingly harder: University of California, San Diego; University of Californ

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center organizes welcome events for student veterans prior to the start of every semester, but on Friday in Tempe for the first time the center held an event geared toward

July

The latest group of veterans who've completed Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound were celebrated with a banquet July 12 at the Student Pavilion on the Tempe campus.

The world can be a scary place.

June

Two Arizona State University graduate student veterans who are passionate about making a positive impact in society have been named Tillman Scholars for the Class of 2018, the Pat Tillman Foundatio

May

Memorial Day was once a day of solemn bereavement for fallen members of the United States military, but over the years, it has gotten lost in backyard barbecues, road trips and weekend radio countd

Three Sun Devils, who are also alumni of the Arizona State University TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program, recently received scholarship

Arizona State University is known as a university in many places — Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Lake Havasu.

Arizona State University doesn't do things small (except for maybe our nanotechnology research).

Can a fast food job, the Navy and Wikipedia lead to your ideal career?

That’s what led Arizona State University graduate Christopher Cameron to his actuarial sciences degree.

A new collaboration between Arizona State University’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the Public Service Academy will now move forward after receiving a $100,000 grant from Women & Philanthrop

April

We are often quick to thank military personnel for their service, but do we really offer the necessary support for them and their families?

Through a community collaboration with Adaptive Training Foundation, Arizona State University launched Devils Adapt, an initiative that aims to

Pat's Run, the annual fundraising event to support the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program, drew 30,000 runners an

Political science junior Ryan Wadding's life changed about six months ago when he sold his car.

Arizona State University has been designated a Military Friendly School for the ninth consecutive year, university officials confirmed Wednesday.

Most people go to college to broaden their horizons. U.S. Air Force veteran Christopher Ames went back to Arizona State University with a laser focus to solve one particular problem.

March

As part of its ongoing effort to expand opportunities for military personnel, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is launching a new online degree program specificall

February

“Thank you for your service” is a wonderful sentiment, and it can be a nice thing for civilians to say to active military personnel and veterans.

2017

December

Brad Allenby has collaborated on various endeavors to comprehend the broad societal impacts of our use of powerful new technologies as military weaponry.

The holidays are upon us, and for many that means family gatherings, scrumptious meals, shopping extravaganzas and gift exchanges. The same does not hold true for some members of the military.

After 10 years, three changes of major and two children, Ashley Pitman graduated from college this week — the first in her family to earn a degree.

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is offering a new scholarship program specifically for veterans of the U.S. military.

Update: Since this story was originally published, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal have won two journalism awards for their story, "The Uncounted": the 2018

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

In celebration of Veterans Day, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University honored and appreciated veterans and active members of the mi

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement.

November

Last year the Center on the Future of War announced Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood as an ASU Future of War Senior Fellow at New America, who

Changing the “sustainability DNA” of their organizations was the mandate given to over 150 military personnel, Department of the Army civilians and contractors during an inaugural training conferen

Arizona State University’s TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), a free college-preparatory program aimed at veterans who are either low-income or potential first-generation college students, has been

Heading off to college is often the next logical step for many servicemen and women exiting the military.

Jill Sullivan, associate professor in the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has conducted extensive research on women in military bands.

Brett Hunt sits in his seventh-story office on Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus, interviewing millennials a good portion of his days.

Howard Draper held his hand up to the wall of 134 names, next to his uncle’s name, which he shares.

John Goodman, a three-sport star at Encina High School in Sacramento, California, received full-ride offers from every Pac-10 school — but all it took was one meeting with Frank Kush to seal

A quarter-century ago, Sean McCafferty was at loose ends and didn’t know what to do with his life.

When inspiration didn’t strike, he turned to the Army.

October

This year’s Salute to Service celebration at Arizona State University will honor the more than 3 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War with a mix of public events scheduled across ASU

Student veterans, cadets and midshipmen will gear up for the second annual flag football tournament to honor America’s service members for their courage and sacrifice as part of Arizona State Unive

September

Military veterans are disciplined, task-focused, team-oriented and get the job done.

These are the same traits required in the information technology field.

August

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles of fall 2017 incoming ASU students.

Teamwork is essential in the U.S.

July

The skin sings: Iraq. Afghanistan. Korea. Japan. Indonesia. Germany. Hungary. And the good ol’ USA.

June

The ASU Alumni Association recently was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in its annual Circle of Excellence awards competition.

May

Editor's note: This is the third in three-part series that came from the search through history for the first Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor's note: This is the second in three-part series that came from the search through history for the first Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series that came from a search through history for Sun Devil war heroes.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

An event to honor military veterans that started with just 10 participants in the university club in 2011 has grown to the point that it will be held for the first time in Grady Ga

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement.

April

To honor the sacrifices made by veterans, active duty military and their families, ASU Gammage hosted its annual Heroes Night event April 18, during which hundreds of military guests were tre

Nearly 30,000 members of the community took part in the 2017 Pat's Run — the annual race honoring the legacy of Sun Devil and soldier Pat Tillman — in Tempe on Saturday, including a special group o

When Pat’s Run starts in Tempe on Saturday, a group of Arizona State University student veterans and staff will not only turn to the legacy of Pat Tillman for motivation, but also to something pers

March

Arizona State University and Starbucks are expanding their innovative tuition-reimbursement partnership in an initiative that offers the chance of a college education to 15,000 Starbucks empl

The term “microgrid” may not conjure excitement in the average person, but for organizations or people that stand to lose money, life, limb or living standards due to power outages, it does.

Since its inception, ASU’s Center on the Future of War has led discussions on the emerging role of drones and autonomous weapons, the civilian impact of the conflict in Syria, and the significance

January

Of the 1,269 enlisted airmen in the 127th Wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, the college edu

Arizona State University junior Christopher Cadeau wants to help change the narrative that veterans are either homeless or heroes, and he has created a radio show dedicated solely to telling more d

2016

December

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is a part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2016 commencement.

In response to census reports that showed America would need a massive influx of farmers and ranchers in the coming years, filmmaker Dulanie Ellis created a documentary that calls for military vete

An Arizona State University academic and service program is leveraging a Hollywood movie about recent war veterans to start a dialogue on military service, combat and coming home.

November

Following a contentious presidential election that has left many wondering how to heal a divided nation, an Arizona State University leader has hit upon a potential solution: service.

For all the determination and toughness one can acquire in years of military duty, those traits don’t always translate effectively into a return to civilian life.

For the eighth consecutive year the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and Arizona State University earned the designation of Military Friendly School from Victory Media —publisher of G.I.

Downtown students with ASU Changemaker are hoping to put a smile on the faces of veterans during ASU's Salute to Service week.

After 25 years of service in the U.S. Marines, Cliff Vellucci retired in 2007 and began his transition to civilian life.

Two Arizona State University students are living their athletic dreams after deferring them while they served their country.

The famous British explorer Sir Richard Burton — soldier, poet, linguist, botanist, ethnologist and discoverer of the source of the Nile — once wrote to a friend about his motivations while on an e

It’s hard to miss evidence of Indian history and culture in metro Phoenix: Valley residents drive down Apache Boulevard, hike past Hohokam petroglyphs on A Mountain and enjoy fry bread at fairs and

“They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown / The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town.”

Arizona State University is a place for learning, and one of the newest students is less than 2 years old.

A new program at ASU has leveraged its unique position to create connections and opportunities for military-minded people to use their experiences to help each other develop.

Update: The Salute to Service flag-football tournament featured fierce competition with the ASU’s Air Force ROTC taking home the coveted Dean’s Cup, which was presented by asso

Arizona State University will honor America’s men and women in uniform, past and present, and their families during the annual Salute to Service celebration held across the university's campu

Three Thunderbird undergraduate students — Bryan Gomez, Leilani Viscaina and Lina Gookooluk — have been awarded the very first Gary C.

Veterans of the U.S. military will share personal stories of service and life after the military in "The Veterans Project," which will be presented at FilmBar in downtown Phoenix on Nov. 9.

Arizona State University has forged a reputation as one of the nation’s most military-friendly schools thanks to programs aimed primarily at veterans who have left the service.

September

Military veteran students at Arizona State University are preserving irreplaceable archaeological records for future generations thanks to an innovative initiative by the school’s Center

Luke Skywalker had Yoda. Harry Potter had Dumbledore.

Guides and mentors sometimes appear in unlikely places, willing to share wisdom and experience.

August

Traveling to Washington, D.C., gave A.J.

Motherhood can be stressful, and for those connected to the military the pressure can be even greater.

This September marks 15 years since the events of 9/11. Has the passage of time changed how we remember the attacks and what they mean to us personally and as a nation?

A former administrator has left ASU to expand a project to give anonymous thank-you notes to military veterans.

Official programs are necessary and helpful, but Pat Tillman Veterans Center organizers say students with military experience often learn the most from others who’ve served.

June

An Army veteran studying for a doctorate at Arizona State University has won a highly competitive scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation to enable her research into military members who’ve suf

May

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be daunting to many veterans — especially if they don’t have a strong support system to guide them through it. 

Editor’s note:  This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor’s note:  This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

With the strength of nearly half a million fulltime soldiers, the U.S.

Land grabs by Russia. Escalating Chinese military dominance in Asia. Superpowers fighting in outer space. The launch of World War III.

The world’s militaries are close enough to wielding weapons that decide on their own whether to kill — called Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems — that the United Nations this week gathered a select

She was once a student greatly invested in Arizona State University life and now, years later, she is back to help military veterans get the most of their college experience. 

March

More violent attacks are nearly inevitable in Europe because terrorists in the post-9/11 era strike with almost no planning, which makes counterterrorism very difficult, according to an internation

The Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation board of directors has awarded Robert E.

WASHINGTON — Former Air Force Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward, an Arizona State University alumna, led the initial air campaign when the United States intervened in Libya in 2011.

ASU Gammage is hosting a night out for military couples with Operation Date Night.

February

Kristopher Maham’s life as a college student is anything but traditional.

Many historians consider the 1970s the “golden age of terrorism.”

Too much George Patton and not enough Steve Jobs.

January

The evening began with a bold assertion:

“ISIS’ defeat in Iraq is all but certain, probably within the next 12 months.”

2015

December

For five years, the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Arizona State University has been turning midshipmen into successful leaders, earning a reputation for producing the highest qu

November

Coinciding with Arizona State University’s annual Salute to Service honoring military, veterans and their families, the university is on a mission to make a big impact for our veterans.

In community college, Graciela Alvarez wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.

For years John Carlson and Scott Ruston worked just steps from each other, but their paths never crossed.

After separating from the military, Henry White became a helicopter pilot — but he knew that wasn’t what he wanted to do.

Mark Richards had always dreamed of being in the military, but because he was already in a career, he figured he was too old to start.

The Military Times Media Group announced today that Arizona State University has been selected as one of its “Best for Vets” colleges for 2016.

Extensive international travel is a given for many members of the armed forces.

Veterans can face a number of challenges when they return home from the battlefield.

Arizona State University announced today that for a seventh consecutive year it has been designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

Michelle Thomas is a history major who wants to bring an understanding of peace to the world.

October

Arizona State University kicked off its Salute to Service campaign during the ASU-Oregon football game in patriotic style.

They went through Arizona State together as student cadets and separated in the wild blue yonder as airmen, but this week a special group of alumni reunited in Tempe after years of seeing each othe

Six Arizona State University energy-related research projects that will engage veterans or active-duty military are getting support from the Navy in the form of $1.5 million in seed grants over two

Editor's note: Professors Nancy Cooke and Tom Sugar will be recognized for their work on military matters at Thursday's football game against Oregon, as part of ASU's

It’s no simple thing to transition back to civilian life from the military.

Editor's note: This feature is part of a series profiling different slices of ASU's diverse population.