VA http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Social Service Providers Provide Care To A Growing Population Of Military Vets http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/social-service-providers-provide-care-growing-population-military-vets <p></p><p>Returning from military service back into so called normal society continues to be a challenge for many veterans.&nbsp; It doesn’t help if they have difficulty getting Veterans Administration Services.&nbsp; In Wyoming, the two VA hospitals have been criticized for the amount of time veterans need to wait to get care.&nbsp; Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck reports that social service providers say they <strong>are</strong> trying to provide adequate services to a growing population of vets.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:33:32 +0000 Bob Beck 59808 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Social Service Providers Provide Care To A Growing Population Of Military Vets Wyoming Colleges Look To Increase Support For Student Veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-colleges-look-increase-support-student-veterans <p>Robert Sheetz spent five years in the U.S. Navy, working on a flight deck, fixing fighter jets. When he got out, the Colorado native came to Wyoming—to put his GI Bill benefit toward an anthropology degree.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>“I was a 23-year-old freshman coming into the University of Wyoming, coming from an area where I had a huge structure system around me from being in the military,” Sheetz said.&nbsp; “So I had to kind of learn to build that system for myself and figure out how to be a college student after not being in school for five years.”</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:24:01 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59807 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Colleges Look To Increase Support For Student Veterans UW Hosts Veterans In Higher Education Conference http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-hosts-veterans-higher-education-conference <p>Higher education institutions from around Wyoming are working together to develop strategies to better serve military veterans on their campuses.</p><p>The first-of-its-kind, three-day conference features representatives from colleges and vocational schools statewide.&nbsp; They say veterans returning to civilian life face challenges and have special needs—and entering into a higher education setting adds to that.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:13:42 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59621 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Hosts Veterans In Higher Education Conference UW will provide financial aid for student veterans http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-will-provide-financial-aid-student-veterans <p>The University of Wyoming has solidified plans to provide&nbsp;financial&nbsp;aid to student veterans affected by the government shutdown.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:32:42 +0000 Jordan Harper 48429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW will provide financial aid for student veterans