Office of Military Services at Mason

Office of Military Services at Mason The Office of Military Services provides a key point of contact for all veterans, active duty, reserve, and military family members attending George Mason.

We have two Transition Coordinators to assist our military community. Assist active duty, veterans, and military family members in transition into higher education. Located on the bottom floor of the Student Union Building I (SUB I), across from Mason ID card Center.

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08/27/2021
VFW Post 9274 - Afghan Refugee Drive for NOVA, organized by Jesi Kat

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I am a Georgetown and GWU alumnus working with the current president of Georgetown University Student Veteran Association (GUSVA) Nick Mararac and VFW Post 9274 to help the incoming Afghan SIV and refugees. We are in need of volunteers as soon as possible but also looking to build sustainable collaboration to help SIVs and refugees resettle. We are currently working with the Afghan diaspora to collect in-kind donations as many of the original drop-off locations, such as restaurants and mosques, have filled up.
If you want to volunteer independently, want to donate, or can at least post on your personal social media, the information is below.
VFW Post 9274 at 7118 Shreve Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043.
Monday 5:30pm-7:30pm. Tuesday through Thursday 5pm-10pm. Friday 5pm-12am. Saturday 4pm-12am.
https://gofund.me/528c543f

Hello Friends and Family, I am a member of the VFW Post 9274 in Falls Chur… Jesi Kat needs your support for VFW Post 9274 - Afghan Refugee Drive for NOVA

Like many today,  the Office of Military Services staff struggle to make sense of the past 72 hours in Afghanistan. Our ...
08/16/2021
The Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative – mvfi

Like many today, the Office of Military Services staff struggle to make sense of the past 72 hours in Afghanistan. Our hearts are heavy. We understand the struggles are very personal and mean something different to each and every person. Please know you are not alone. We hope to schedule a time very soon where we can reflect, talk and move forward in a productive way.

For immediate assistance, please reference the list of resources below.

CAPS offers a wide variety of services to students who are part of our military community, including, but not limited to, workshops for stress management, group therapy, and individual therapy.

In addition to Mason CAPS, other free or low-cost counseling resources are available.

Give an Hour® provides one year of free therapy for veterans, service members, and their families. It also offers alternative care, such as yoga and acupuncture.
https://giveanhour.org/provider-search/

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals provides therapy to veterans, active duty service members, and their families.
https://www.easterseals.com/DCMDVA/our-programs/cvn-home.html

Fort Belvoir provides therapy and other resources for service members.
https://belvoirhospital.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Childrens-Health/Pediatric-Outpatient-Behavioral-Health

Other services can be located using Military Onesource
https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

VA Crisis line https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/


Sincerely,

The OMS Team

We focus on giving back to those who give their all to our nation, through direct services and education opportunities for service members, veterans, and their families; training of future professionals who will work with service members, veterans, and their families; and research dedicated to impro...

Congratulations Ryan on your selection as a Veteran Champion in Higher Education!
07/29/2021

Congratulations Ryan on your selection as a Veteran Champion in Higher Education!

The FOUR BLOCK  Veteran Career Readiness Program Fall 2021 Application is Open! To give transitioning service members an...
06/30/2021
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The FOUR BLOCK Veteran Career Readiness Program Fall 2021 Application is Open!

To give transitioning service members and veterans more time to discover and apply to our Career Readiness Program this fall, we opened the application period for our Fall 2021 program on April 2. Since then, more than 230 have already applied.

If you know a transitioning veteran or active-duty service member who would be a great fit for our community, please share the link with them: fourblock.org/apply.

Program Dates and Locations* The application period for the Fall 2021 semester is now OPEN! APPLY TODAY *To ensure the health and safety of all involved in response to COVID-19, all cohorts are operating virtually at this time. We will resume with in-person engagements when it is safe to d

DAV Virtual Event on June 23rd.
06/12/2021

DAV Virtual Event on June 23rd.

Join online from Wednesday, June 23, 2021, to Thursday, June 24, 2021, for the EMPOWERING event that brings together hundreds of veterans, employers, community leaders, and government agencies from the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness about the services and benefits offered specifically for women veterans through expert presenters, panel discussions and partner networking. “BOLD with a Purpose: Finding Clarity Beyond Crisis”. To register, https://host.regform.com/2021-virginia-women-veterans-summit/

Mason named a ‘military friendly’ institution
06/04/2021
Mason named a ‘military friendly’ institution

Mason named a ‘military friendly’ institution

George Mason University has been named a military friendly institution by Viqtory, Military Friendly for the 10th year, an important distinction for a university committed to veterans and other nontraditional students.

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06/01/2021

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The practice of “rounding out” provides eligible GI Bill students in their last term with the option to take additional classes to bring their course load to full-time and receive a full-time monthly housing allowance.

Beginning on Aug. 1, 2021, you can “round out” in your last term, if you are taking classes that are approved for your program of education. Classes approved for a program of education means those that can be used to satisfy the graduation requirements of the program as specified in the curriculum. Classes that have been previously completed cannot be used to round out the student’s course load.

Please work with your School Certifying Official to plan out your course load. If you have any questions or need additional assistance with your GI Bill benefits, please contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Celebrate their Memory, Honor their Sacrifice, Remember their Love
05/31/2021

Celebrate their Memory, Honor their Sacrifice, Remember their Love

Celebrate their Memory, Honor their Sacrifice, Remember their Love

We have amazing alum!  Michelle (Mason graduate) and Connor (Mason student veteran graduate) wedding was postponed and t...
05/11/2021
Local animal rescue brings puppies, dogs to the US from Puerto Rico for adoption - News Break

We have amazing alum! Michelle (Mason graduate) and Connor (Mason student veteran graduate) wedding was postponed and they turned the extra time into an opportunity to help puppies in need. 🥰

(Homeward Trails Animal Rescue) (BALTIMORE) A local animal rescue in the DMV area is helping families welcome furry friends into their households by bringing puppies and dogs from Puerto Rico to the Northeast for adoption.

Mason giving day is 4/8 and starts at midnight! Please consider donating. Select other for fund not listed and designate...
04/08/2021
Give Online Today

Mason giving day is 4/8 and starts at midnight! Please consider donating. Select other for fund not listed and designate military services. Everything we do gives back to our military and veteran community through direct services, support and emergency scholarships. http://bit.ly/GMUGivingDayDonate

By supporting Mason, you join a community that is unified and inspired by our mission to better serve the world. Your generous gift today will help our students. Thank you!

VBA Presentation on April 16 on “EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VA CLAIMS PROCESS” The Alexandria Vet Ce...
03/31/2021
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VBA Presentation on April 16 on “EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VA CLAIMS PROCESS”

The Alexandria Vet Center will host, via WebEx, a presentation by Samara Alexander of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services on Tuesday, April 6, 1pm-2:30pm
https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=mc37111a8e17338cdf09ef7bc43d26550

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FourBlock wants to share this opportunity with Freshman and Sophomore Student Veterans: TD Bank is hosting a Veteran Vir...
03/24/2021
FourBlock | Veteran Career Readiness

FourBlock wants to share this opportunity with Freshman and Sophomore Student Veterans:

TD Bank is hosting a Veteran Virtual Information Session on April 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT. to share upcoming internship opportunities with student veterans, specifically freshman and sophomores. Attendees will be able to virtually meet and network with current veteran employees to hear about the internship program, their experiences, TD Bank’s culture, and more.

Please find the attached flyer with more information about the information session and other upcoming TD Bank events for student veterans.

The deadline to register for the Veteran Virtual Information Session is April 13th, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9K2LJSM to sign up!

Additionally, registration for Fall 2021 FourBlock programs opens on 2 April! Please visit https://fourblock.org
to learn more about our Career Readiness Program, our Veteran Spouses’ program, and the FourBlock Podcast!

FourBlock bridges the divide between transitioning veterans and the business community.

03/22/2021

Just an FYI, Veteran priority registration is for the standard terms of Fall and Spring. There are no priorities for the summer term/sessions.

Monday at 1pm!https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=5770&cid=14438&ecid=14438&crid=0&c...
03/21/2021
Military Monday: Navigating Opportunities & Obstacles

Monday at 1pm!

https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=5770&cid=14438&ecid=14438&crid=0&calpgid=465&calcid=1463

Author Matthew Louis will discuss his recent book ‘Mission Transition.’ The book is a practical guide for veterans in career transition, their families, and their prospective employers. It attempts to address this primary question: How can transitioning veterans realize their full potential by a...

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03/18/2021

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Your email address is VA's primary mode of contacting you about your education benefits. Stay in loop by making sure your email is up to date with us. You can verify and update your email information by calling the Education Call Center (ECC) at 888-442-4551. If you are calling from overseas, the number is 001-918-781-5678. The ECC is open Monday - Friday, 7am to 6pm CT, and closed all federal holidays.

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03/14/2021

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It is with a very heavy heart that #MasonCOMM informs you of the passing of one of our own, Michael A. Dickerson, Colonel, USArmy Ret.

After a long and distinguished career in the US Army, Mike had a successful career as a public relations educator. As his colleagues and students know, he was passionate about what he taught and he loved his students above all.

Mike's legacy in our department is the founding of the Insight Committee Advisory board, which continues to flourish.

He will be interred at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of his great service to our country. He will be sorely missed by friends, former students, and colleagues.

We will share more details as we receive them.

Give Online Today
03/14/2021
Give Online Today

Give Online Today

By supporting Mason, you join a community that is unified and inspired by our mission to better serve the world. Your generous gift today will help our students. Thank you!

The Alexandria Vet Center presents A virtual discussion about  VA Education and the GI Bill for 2021 Featuring VA Educat...
03/11/2021
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The Alexandria Vet Center presents A virtual discussion about VA Education and the GI Bill for 2021

Featuring VA Education representative Mr. Terry Warren
Friday, March 12, 11am-noon on WebEx

Meeting link: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/j.php?MTID=ma3ee82718dd36f5fd9d776c5bfa4675b
Meeting password: VAEducation1!
Or join by phone: 14043971596 USA Toll Number
Access code: 199 722 9906

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03/11/2021

BIS Program Open House
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
7:00 – 8:30pm ET

Event Schedule
7:00pm 5 min. Welcome from Troy Lowery, the Director of Student Outreach for CHSS
7:05pm 15min. BIS overview presentation
7:20pm 45 min. Discussion Panel
8:05pm 15 min. Q&A/Open Discussion
8:20pm 5 min. Closing remarks

This event will take place online via Zoom. Please limit one device per family. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon to reserve a spot for you and your family. Please RSVP here.

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to reach out to [email protected]! Thanks, and we hope to see you on March 16th!

Have you thought about Law School? If you have, consider joining the Patriot Pre-Law Program. https://scharprelaw.gmu.ed...
02/12/2021
Patriot Pre-Law Program

Have you thought about Law School? If you have, consider joining the Patriot Pre-Law Program. https://scharprelaw.gmu.edu/

Home Welcome to the Schar School’s Patriot Pre-Law Program From Phillip Mink, Director The law is a challenging and rewarding profession, and it can offer excellent career opportunities. To give our aspiring law students the tools they need to succeed, we have developed the Schar School’s Patrio...

We are so proud to  be at a school that offers so much support to our student veterans! https://www2.gmu.edu/news/2021-0...
02/11/2021
Serving those who serve: Partnership with American Legion lets M-VETS expand veterans support and student learning

We are so proud to be at a school that offers so much support to our student veterans! https://www2.gmu.edu/news/2021-02/serving-those-who-serve-partnership-american-legion-lets-m-vets-expand-veterans

Topics Topics Military Veterans and Families Initiative (MVFI) Military Antonin Scalia Law School law Campus News Student news Arlington Arlington campus Mason-Arlington Body Tim MacArthur It was post 9/11 when the family of a George Mason University student deployed overseas found themselves facing...

Monday, February 8 | 1:00 p.m. ESThttps://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=5757&cid=14411...
02/08/2021

Monday, February 8 | 1:00 p.m. EST

https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=5757&cid=14411&ecid=14411&crid=0&calpgid=465&calcid=1463

Building Our Military and Veteran Community at Mason

Keith Renshaw, PhD, Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director, Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative. Join us for our inaugural “Military Mondays” discussion, where we
will give a brief overview of the Initiative, and then have a discussion about how we can strengthen our sense of community among military-connected students, alumni, faculty, and staff here at Mason.

Monday, February 8 | 1:00 p.m. EST

https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=5757&cid=14411&ecid=14411&crid=0&calpgid=465&calcid=1463

Building Our Military and Veteran Community at Mason

Keith Renshaw, PhD, Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director, Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative. Join us for our inaugural “Military Mondays” discussion, where we
will give a brief overview of the Initiative, and then have a discussion about how we can strengthen our sense of community among military-connected students, alumni, faculty, and staff here at Mason.

Address

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, VA
22030

http://transportation.gmu.edu/AlternateTransportation.html

Telephone

(703) 993-1316

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• Become the standard on how higher education interacts with veterans
• Change Veteran perception of George Mason University
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• Determine the best way to implement those needs

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