Tag: veterans

98-year-old guest highlights last weekend’s Run for Vets

An annual run returned to Green Bay last weekend, and this year it included a special guest — 98-year-old Iwo Jima survivor, Bert Compton. The event was a 5K run/walk with proceeds benefiting  a military veteran cause in northeast Wisconsin. This year’s beneficiary is UW-Green Bay’s veteran and service member student lounge. NBC26 had the story.

Vets expand UW-Green Bay home-away-from home

The UW-Green Bay campus community and service people gathered Wednesday (March 21, 2018) for and open house celebrating the grand opening of the Veteran’s Lounge in its new location in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, Room 227. A brief program began with remarks from Chancellor Gary L. Miller. Vets 4 Vets president Nic Cravillion took the podium […]

It’s never too late to say thank you, Honor Flight folks visiting

After serving their country and thinking that their sacrifices went unnoticed, Old Glory Honor Flight are welcoming veterans home. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. join the UW-Green Bay Vets 4 Vets organization in the Christie Theatre for a “Hail to Heroes” event aiming to recognize and bring awareness of Old Glory Honor Flight, […]

Heroics? Training? UW-Green Bay police officer Kelly Jones calls on instincts to help others in Las Vegas

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Credit instinct and certainly his training. Without some quick decisions (some might say heroics), UW-Green Bay Police Officer Kelly Jones, and those he was with, may have had a different ending to their story as they personally experienced what is now called the “Las Vegas Massacre,” Oct. 1. Jones said he is sharing his story […]

Save the date: 2017 Chancellor’s Veteran Reception

Chancellor Gary L. Miller requests the pleasure of your company at a reception honoring UW-Green Bay men and women who are serving or have served in the armed forces, and to especially honor those returning to school after active duty. Those planning to attend are asked to register online by Nov. 1. The event is […]