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.
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We have two Transition Coordinators to assist our military community. Assist active duty, veterans, and military family members transition into higher education. Located on the second floor of the Johnson Center, indside the Admissions Office.

Mission: The primary mission of the Office of Military Services at George Mason University is to serve the needs of all veterans on campus and prospective student veterans as well as military service members attending George Mason. In this role, the Military Services Office supplements other campus units with special emphasis on the recruitment and retention of veterans to the Fairfax campus, provides a key point of contact for counseling and program information while developing and maintaining productive relations with agencies and other programs serving veterans.

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
12/03/2020

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Did you know that you can manage your education benefits online, with eBenefits?

The eBenefits website is the result of a collaboration between the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and is available to Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers. Access enables those who qualify to apply for benefits, verify enrollment status, and update contact and direct deposit information all in one place. You can also manage your other VA benefits, such as health and home loan, using the site. Access is free, but you must have a Premium account to access many of the tools, including viewing and changing personal information.

Here is some more information on how to get a Premium eBenefits account: https://bddy.me/33z6LjU

To register for your Premium account, visit https://bddy.me/37HDEwj

The Mason Chooses Kindness Committee created a space to express gratitude to our veterans.  Take a look at some of the m...
11/23/2020
Veteran's Appreciation

The Mason Chooses Kindness Committee created a space to express gratitude to our veterans. Take a look at some of the messages here: https://padlet.com/smorrisr/k5i6n8afkhcpvcia

The Mason community would like to extend their appreciation to all of our Veterans for their service to our country. Please take a minute to express gratitude to all who serve.

11/18/2020
mymasonportal.gmu.edu

Career and Education Fair December 9&10
https://mymasonportal.gmu.edu/bbcswebdav/orgs/AU_Provost_IEM/documents/USVCC_JobFair_CandidateFlyer_V5.pdf

11/12/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

1pm Today!!!!

Wondering where to start with finances after military service?

Topic: Rules of the Road Seminar: Understanding your Finances After Discharge

Shawn Stuckey, a former United States Marine has spent 20-plus years as an accountant and treasury professional which culminated in serving in the role of SVP of Finance and Treasurer. In that role and all the roles leading up to it, he was responsible for helping both public and private companies plan for and be effective stewards of the assets they worked so hard to acquire and continue to accumulate. In his seminar, Rules of the Road Seminar: Understanding you Finances After Discharge, Stuckey will focus on areas of investment and savings that will benefit our military community including active duty servicemen/women, veterans, and their families.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/95428544724?pwd=d25PZlM4ZFNscHZXUXB0cEcxUjFNQT09
Meeting ID: 954 2854 4724
Passcode: EJS1112

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11/11/2020
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Updated link for 2pm!
Curious about how to find a mentor in the STEM field? Join University Career Services on Thursday to learn from panelists who will share their experiences seeking and/or being a mentor/mentee as women or people of color in STEM fields. Zoom Event Link:
https://gmu.zoom.us/j/92077724898?pwd=R2hTNURQTVRUdmtyZXg1KzE5NTQrdz09

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Cheers!  Happy Veterans Day from our Military Services team to you.  Thank you for your service.
11/11/2020

Cheers! Happy Veterans Day from our Military Services team to you. Thank you for your service.

Please join us for one of the following!Veteran Career PanelTime:  1pmZoom Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/91855301211Mason’...
11/11/2020
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Please join us for one of the following!

Veteran Career Panel
Time: 1pm
Zoom Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/91855301211
Mason’s Student Government Association invites you to join them for a Veteran Career Panel discussion. The event will feature Mason faculty and staff, including:
-Michael Hunzeker, Phd and former Captain of the U.S. Marie Corps and currently the Assoicate Director for the Center of Security Policy Studies at George Mason University
-Brielle Manovich, Electronics Technician Petty Officer First Class (E-6), U.S. Navy Reserves and the Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Criminology
We will also have two Mason alumni: Thomas Moore, a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, and Jon Post, Former Sergeant (E-6) of the United States Army.

Understanding the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship
Time: 2pm
Webex Link: https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/j.php?MTID=m98971f49117160d1817f34c998b875ff
Meeting ID: 920 7772 4898
Passcode: 245405
This session will highlight the key requirements to be awarded the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship. Recipients may receive up to a nine month GI Bill Extension to finish their degree. Please join us to learn more. Sign up in advance is not required.

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11/10/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Curious about how to find a mentor in the STEM field? Join University Career Services on Thursday to learn from panelists who will share their experiences seeking and/or being a mentor/mentee as women or people of color in STEM fields. Zoom Event Link: https://gmu.zoom.us/j/92406380925?pwd=SXpDOWIydjRlQ25rd1Q4TmgzV0VzUT09

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11/06/2020

Who's 245th birthday is next week? Do I hear an Oorah! Post a comment.

11/06/2020
President Washington Honors Veterans

And now, a word from Our President. Thank you, President Washington!

This is "President Washington Honors Veterans" by GMU-TV on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Curious about eligibility requirements and the process for the STEM scholarship? Ryan will be hosting a virtual info ses...
11/06/2020
Introducing STEMText for the Rogers STEM Scholarship

Curious about eligibility requirements and the process for the STEM scholarship? Ryan will be hosting a virtual info session next week on Wednesday, November 11th at 2pm. Checkout all the events scheduled for next week along with the event links at https://mvfi.gmu.edu/veterans-week-2020/

An overview of STEMText, an innovative pilot program for the GI Bill’s Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship.

We are so excited to celebrate next week!  We tried create a week full of events with a little something for everyone.ht...
11/05/2020
Veterans Week 2020 – The Military, Veterans, & Families Initiative

We are so excited to celebrate next week! We tried create a week full of events with a little something for everyone.
https://mvfi.gmu.edu/veterans-week-2020/

George Mason University celebrates and honors our veterans. Veterans Day commemorates veterans of all wars and is celebrated on November 11th. Mason's Reserve Officers' Training Corps program usually honors our Veterans with a luncheon on the Friday of Veterans Day. Due to safety issues on campus wi...

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11/02/2020

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With this being the first of the month, please note that you may experience longer than expected wait times when trying to contact VA’s Education Call Center. We receive a high volume of calls during the first week of each month. The average wait time can be a few minutes up to an hour. The majority of calls we receive are for payment related issues.

Please remember that your GI Bill Housing Allowance may be deposited anytime during the first week of the month.

VA works claims in the order they are received. Our goal is complete original claims in 28 days from date we receive your application, unless additional information is required. Our goal to complete supplemental claims is 14 days from date of receipt of your enrollment certification from your school.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any delays or inconvenience this may cause. If you are in a serious financial hardship situation, please continue to try and contact us at 1-888-GIBILL-1. You can also submit your question(s) to https://bddy.me/3epd9yr

10/29/2020
studentveterans.az1.qualtrics.com

Did you know there is no federal or national database that contains demographic information on student veterans? This leads to an under sampling of student veterans and an over sampling of other student groups, often resulting in inaccurate reporting.

Every year, SVA depends on current student veterans and alumni to help us tell their success stories in higher education. The SVA Census is an annual survey collecting this vital demographic data on student veterans and SVA alumni for policy makers, SVA partners, and the public.

SVA use this data to inform their programs and services, inform other veterans' groups and the public, and to support advocacy work on Capitol Hill.

Please help SVA meet the 2020 SVA Census deadline by taking the survey below by tomorrow, October 30.

https://studentveterans.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2azlAUccR

On June 11, 2020, Federal Circuit Court overturned VA rules regarding end-of-term benefit extensions in Carr vs Wilkie. ...
10/28/2020
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

On June 11, 2020, Federal Circuit Court overturned VA rules regarding end-of-term benefit extensions in Carr vs Wilkie. VA is committed to helping Veterans and their families receive all the education benefits they are entitled to under the law.
VA will pay more benefits because as we will now extend end-of-term benefits beyond 48 months. Prior to to this decision, 48 months was a hard stop and benefits were never extended beyond 48 months. There is limited retroactive application and will only apply to cases decided within one year of date of decision: June 11, 2020.
VA has begun the process of preparing procedures to implement this change that affects the administration of chapter 30 and 33 benefits (including the Fry Scholarship and STEM program benefits).
We’re communicating with schools, students and VSOs to set expectations for this change. Schools and students may also can contact the Education Call Center for assistance at 1-888-442-4551 if they have any questions concerning this issue. For more information, go to https://bddy.me/2G7jMZv.

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

October 8th and 9th JOB FAIR!
10/02/2020

October 8th and 9th JOB FAIR!

Showcase your skills, earn a job or internship, and build your network at George Mason University's career fair on 10/8 & 10/9. More than 90 companies! All Mason students and alumni are invited! College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University Student & Academic Affairs - CEHD - George Mason University George Mason University Alumni Association

Visit our Linktree (in bio) and click on "Events" to register by 10/6! Or click this link: (https://www.jobsconnected.com/george-mason-university-virtual-career-fair-returning-student-registration/)

Air Force TA Changes; TA Cap falls from $4,500 to $3,750 starting October 1, 2020. https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Displ...
09/30/2020
Department of the Air Force releases new military tuition assistance approach for FY21

Air Force TA Changes; TA Cap falls from $4,500 to $3,750 starting October 1, 2020.
https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2365105/department-of-the-air-force-releases-new-military-tuition-assistance-approach-f/fbclid/IwAR2OBmxx0CGsBBuIJoLEJIOSyvaDdI80_9gjvfvv4eAmTv8TZFd4iodm2II/fbclid/IwAR0wNiJBSZIhDKe_MAdXc8Gdtj_xOpb7WSkNYWksxpZY4e2j6QsSFDeuvzg/#.X3OS-mGx6ws.facebook

Department of the Air Force officials announced a $3,750 military tuition assistance cap per fiscal year that will go into effect for college courses beginning Oct. 1.

Apply Today for a chance at a $10,000 scholarship!
09/16/2020
Apply for the Raytheon Patriot Scholarship by Sept. 16 - Student Veterans of America

Apply Today for a chance at a $10,000 scholarship!

Student Veterans of America and Raytheon Missiles and Defense (RMD) have partnered to provide two (2) $10,000 scholarships to student veterans demonstrating a commitment to and passion for their chosen field of study, as well as demonstrated leadership and engagement within their community.

https://www.amazoncareerday.com/
09/09/2020
Amazon Career Day

https://www.amazoncareerday.com/

Amazon Career Day is a free, virtual event on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. This live, interactive experience is for all job seekers, regardless of your level of experience, professional field, or background – and whether you’re interested in working at Amazon or elsewhere.

The Northern Virginia Association of Real Estate Professionals supports a program called CARES which helps Veterans or A...
09/04/2020
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The Northern Virginia Association of Real Estate Professionals supports a program called CARES which helps Veterans or Active Duty who have a financial need for some $$$ for rent, utilities etc. They require a brief write up, copy of DD214, basic information for financials to show need and willingness to be videoed getting check.

The Point of Contact is below:
Diane Varni
Associate Broker, Realtor, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-Pro, CDPE, CDRS, more
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Prince William Pkwy Office
12731 Marblestone Dr #103 Woodbridge, Virginia 22192

Serving Northern Virginia
703-969-6410
http://VirginiaBound.com
http://DianeVarni.Realtor

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https://www.willingwarriors.org/bikerideVolunteers needed as well!
08/31/2020
Warrior Bike Ride | Willing Warriors

https://www.willingwarriors.org/bikeride

Volunteers needed as well!

Saturday, September 26th,  SOWW is hosting an event that you don’t want to miss! The Warrior Bike Ride is a great community event with something for everyone. Whether you’re an avid bike rider, adventurous spirit, or simply enjoy a nice family outing this event is for you. All proceeds from the...

Looking for something to do and support a great cause?willingwarriors.org/bikeride
08/31/2020
Warrior Bike Ride | Willing Warriors

Looking for something to do and support a great cause?

willingwarriors.org/bikeride

Saturday, September 26th,  SOWW is hosting an event that you don’t want to miss! The Warrior Bike Ride is a great community event with something for everyone. Whether you’re an avid bike rider, adventurous spirit, or simply enjoy a nice family outing this event is for you. All proceeds from the...

Forever GI Bill change went into effect 1 AUG 2020.Consolidation of Benefit LevelsEliminates the 40-percent benefit leve...
08/13/2020

Forever GI Bill change went into effect 1 AUG 2020.

Consolidation of Benefit Levels

Eliminates the 40-percent benefit level and expands the 60-percent benefit level under the Post 9/11 GI Bill program. An individual with aggregate service of 90 days but less than six months of active-duty service (excluding entry and skill training) now qualifies at the 50-percent benefit level. An individual with aggregate service of at least six months but less than eighteen months of active-duty service (excluding entry and skill training) now qualifies at the 60-percent benefit level. This removes the 40-percent benefit level. This section took effect August 1, 2020.

Ryan Barnett, at his best!  For those that know Ryan, it comes as no surprise he is helping the community. He has combin...
05/05/2020

Ryan Barnett, at his best! For those that know Ryan, it comes as no surprise he is helping the community. He has combined his passion for service with his love of hydroponic farming to create SOME, So others May Eat.
We are super proud of you!

We’ve been up to SOME thing….

Rooted in service, our goal is to minimize the distance between farmer and consumer, and to give to our communities in need, So Others May Eat.

We believe everyone can make an impact by doing WHAT you can, WHEN you can, WHERE you are.

So today, for #GivingTuesday, we chose to give back to the team of first responders at Prince William County Public Safety Communications center in Woodbridge, Virginia!

Their work never stops, so let’s keep them full of good greens!

Thank you to all of our first responders for all that you do to keep us safe.

#soothersmayeat #greensforgood #givingtuesday
#veteransgrowingvirginia #farmerveterancoalition
#veteranfarmercoalition #arcadiaveterans #arcadiafood
#urbanfarming #startwhereyouareusewhatyouhavedowhatyoucan #supportsmallbusiness #firstresponders #community #growhyve #zipgrowinc #knowyourfarmer #reducefoodmiles #reducefoodwaste #savewater #compostablepackaging
#bethechange #my280sqftfarm

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Hi everyone. I'm Dorothy from University Career Services. One of the employers I work with, Northrop Grumman, will be hosting a networking WebEx for student veterans during lunch next Thursday 4/30. we hope to have you join in. If you RSVP on Handshake, we'll send you pre and post event information.
Do you have any insight on what happens with GI Bill students now that they are booted from living in the dorms and classes are online?
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Really excited to bring this powerful screening and educational opportunity to the Mason community. Please volunteer to serve on a service project on Monday 9.11.17 at 911day.gmu.edu and then join us later in the day for this special evening of reflection. http://fams.gmu.edu/events/6702