Did you know that much of the research on how people age has been done with WWII and Korea-era veterans? The WWII generation had especially high rates of military service (nearly half of all men), and a quarter experienced combat. How this generation aged may reflect their experiences in the military. But subsequent generations often had very different military experiences, and we don’t know if this will affect their health and aging in the same way.

Researchers at Oregon State University are conducting a pilot study on the long-term effects of military service, both positive and negative, on veterans’ health and well-being. If you are a veteran from the Vietnam (1964-1975), Persian Gulf (1990 – 1991) or OEF/OIF/OND (2001 – current) eras, they would love to hear from both combat and non-combat veterans.  They estimate that it will take about one hour to complete the on-line survey.  For completing this survey, you can receive a $20 gift card. All responses are confidential (to the full extent of the law).

Here is a link to the survey: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3q4Fq0fEu1z80lL

If you would prefer to receive a paper and pencil version of the questionnaire, please call the Center for Healthy Aging Research at 541 737-9241, and they’d be happy to send you out a copy.

OSU is excited to partner with Kognito to provide an opportunity to gain the skills to better engage with student veterans through an interactive internet simulation.

Developed in collaboration with Student Veterans of America and adopted by more than 125 universities and colleges, this research-proven online solution helps drive sustainable changes in behaviors that promote student veterans’ academic success and retention.

All Oregon State University faculty, staff, and students are able to take part in this learning initiative to become better equipped to connect with our student veterans.

Click here to visit our web site to get more information on how to participate.

Take a day out of your schedule to prepare yourself to use the benefits that you have earned and services that are available to you here at Oregon State University.

Veteran Community Orientation is open to all active duty / veteran / eligible family member students enrolled for their first year at OSU. Navigating the transition to a new university can be a particularly exciting and challenging experience. The Veterans’ Orientation is designed to help facilitate your transition by improving your knowledge of available VA benefits and services, guiding you through pertinent policies, procedures, and resources, assisting you in identifying key skills and strategies for success, and encouraging community and student engagement.


If you are an incoming student you may opt-in for either the June 28th or the August 30th Veteran Community Orientation dates, you do not have to be attending a START Program adjacent to these dates. 


If you still need to register for the OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY START PROGRAM.


For more information CLICK HERE to visit our web page.