June 2019 Newsletter

Let your voice be heard through the Veterans Heritage Project

The Veterans Heritage Project connects high school students with veterans in their community, providing students the opportunity to listen to personal accounts of heroism and service. The high school students chronicle these experiences and become published authors, contributing their stories to VHP’s annual hardcover book series, “Since You Asked,” and part of the permanent audio-visual archive at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. They also develop a passion for history, writing and civics, and a lifelong appreciation for the freedoms we have because of the sacrifices of those who served our nation.

If you are interested in telling your story of service to high school students, please contact Tracey Heisler, club sponsor of Notre Dame Prep High School’s VHP Chapter in Scottsdale, Arizona, at theisler@ndpsaints.org.


Military and Veteran Women’s Summit

The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services will be hosting the Military and Veteran Women’s Summit on June 14 and 15. The theme of the summit is “Plug in to your veteran network,” and is designed to serve women veterans and service members of all ages from every corner of Arizona. From benefits and health care to employment, financial fitness and more — there’s something for everyone! This event is free and will feature a networking social event on Friday, June 14, followed by a day of keynote speakers and activities on Saturday, June 15.

If you don’t have access to transportation, please email azwomenvets@azdvs.gov to request help getting to the summit. Click here to register and see more details.


Portland Police recruiting events

The Portland, Oregon Police Bureau invites student veterans who are interested in a career in law enforcement to attend one of the recruiting events near ASU’s Tempe campus.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

1–5 p.m.

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown


As one of the larger police agencies in the northwest, the Portland Police Bureau has many different specialty assignments and promotional opportunities for officers to grow in their careers. Applicants should have two years of active duty or four years reserve service, or have earned 60 college credits. Learn more about jobs with the Portland Police Bureau.


Updates for the Yellow Ribbon program

Information on the Yellow Ribbon program for the 2019–2020 academic year is now available. If you are an online student who received the Military Affiliated Scholarship during the past academic year and are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program, you will automatically receive Yellow Ribbon this coming year. Online students who received the Military Affiliated Scholarship and are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon will continue to receive the MAS assistance in the coming year. If you have any questions, email PTVC@asu.edu.


Your new student writer and assistant military advocate

Formerly the writer of the veteran newsletter’s student articles, ASU alum Ryan Wadding is now the assistant military advocate for the Pat Tillman Veterans Center. New student writer, dependent Helena Wegner, introduces herself and talks with Ryan about his new role in this article. Read more.