Military Awareness Month

Introducing Georgetown University's Military Awareness Month

Throughout the month of November, Georgetown University offices and organizations are collaborating to highlight and raise awareness around the military-connected community.
U.S. and foreign military members, families, and allies are welcome to these events.

Requests for accommodations should be directed to LeNaya Hezel.  A good faith effort will be made to accommodate requests.

Military Awareness Month is brought to you in Partnership with Office of the President, International and Scholar Services, Campus Ministry, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Student Veterans Association, McDonough Military Association, Georgetown Athletics Women's BasketballLGBTQ Resource Center, Think BroaderVeterans’ Voices, Hoyas Interested in PsychiatryMenkiti Group, and Verizon

Operation Military Awareness

November 3, 2016 11AM-1PM
Leavey Center Outside of the University Bookstore
Stop by the Veterans Office's table outside of the University Bookstore to learn more about the military community culture and receive give-aways to show your support for members of our military and their families.

International Military Hoyas Panel

November 4, 2016 3:30-5PM
Arrupe Hall Multipurpose Room
This November, in honor of Military Awareness Month, the Office of Global Services and the Veterans Office will host a panel discussion for international students who have served in their home country’s military to share their experiences.
A reception will follow with Dog Tag Bakery refreshments.
Kindly RSVP.

Georgetown Athletics Football Military Appreciation Game

November 5, 2016 1PM
Cooper Field
Georgetown Univeristy Football game versus College of the Holy Cross is designated as the season's Military Appreciation Game. To honor the military-connected community, admission for the game is free to all service members and veterans and their families. Service members and veterans can access tickets the day of the game at Cooper Field and provide a military ID for free admission for themselves and their families. All other Information on ordering tickets can be found here.

Campus Ministry Chaplain's Tea with the Veterans Office

November 8, 2016 3-4PM
Healy Foyer
Join Campus Ministry and the Veterans Office Chaplains' Tea. Sweet bites, relaxing tea, and conversations about the military-connected community will be shared. At 3:50 in Dahlgren Quad, rain or shine, to prayer as one community for peace and justice in our world. 

Ruggles Lecture on Military Medicine

November 9, 2016 6:15-8PM
W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater
The fourth annual Ruggles Lecture on Military Medicine will host
Col. Geoffrey S.F. Ling, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office.
Kindly RSVP to Darrel Gibson by November 4, 2016. 

Veterans Day Ceremony and reception

November 10, 2016 3-5PM
White Gravenor Lawn
(Rain Site: Gaston Hall)
Celebrate Veterans Day with GUSVA and the campus community and keynote speaker Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Daniel Feehan. A reception hosted by the Office of President  will  follow in Riggs Library.

McDonough Military Association’s War Stories

November 10, 2016 5-8PM
Fisher Colloquium
The McDonough Military Association (MMA) hosts an event for McDonough School of Business military students share their military experiences. 

Military Family S’mores

November 11, 2016 3-5PM
Healey Family Student Center Patio
Come to the Healey Family Student Center's patio to celebrate veterans and their families with the Veterans Office and make S'mores. 
Family and friends are welcome!

Georgetown Athletics Women's Basketball Veterans Day Game

November 11, 2016 7PM
McDonough Arena
Georgetown University Women's Basketball Home Opener game versus The George Washington University takes place on Veterans Day at 7pm at McDonough Arena. To honor the military-connected community, admission for the game is free to all service members and veterans and their families. Service members and veterans can access tickets the day of the game at the McDonough Arena Ticket Window and provide a military ID for free admission for themselves and their families. All other Information on ordering tickets can be found here.


November 14, 2016 5:00-6:30PM
Walsh Hall, Room 399
GUSVA and Think Broader host Laura Westley's War Virgin. Laura Westley is a West Point graduate, former Army Captain, and Iraq War Veteran. War Virgin is her memoir that describes her journey or repression, temptation, and liberation. Ms. Westley is also a veteran mental health advocate and writes several personal op-eds that cover the topics associated with book, including sexuality,politics, gender, discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and her own mental health stuggles. 

Transgender Battlefield

November 14, 2016 6:30PM
Leavey Center Program Room
After the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, transgender individuals in the military still face the same challenges at work that have always loomed. Brought to you by the LGBTQ Resource Center, Shane McCammon, who studies issues affecting trans members of the US military, and Paula Neira, a nurse, attorney, and veteran, will explore issues in the military with LeNaya Hezel, director of the Veterans Office, as moderator. 

Almost Sunrises Movie Screening

November 17, 2016 7-9PM  
   ICC Auditorium
GUSVAVeterans' Voices, Georgetown University's Office of Campus Ministry, The Veterans Office, and CAPS are  hosting the film screening, Almost Sunrises that follows former soldiers Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, haunted by their own combat experiences, take a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America seeking redemption, acceptance and a way to close the moral chasm opened by war.

Mental Health in the Veteran Community

November 18, 2016 3PM
Medical Dental Building, NE 201
Hoyas Interested in Psychiatry is hosting Dr. Antoinette Valenti, Site Director for Resident and Medical Student Training at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The event will discuss the challenges in addressing mental health challenges within the veteran community. Fruit, cheese, and crackers will be provided. 
Kindly RSVP.

VA Home Loans Info Session

November 28, 2016 4:30-6PM
School of Continuing Studies C217
As a service member or veteran, you and your family may be eligible for a VA home loan. Military Hoya, Tianni Craig and colleagues, Andrew Stewart and Chris Geier, from the McLean Mortgage Corporation will provide what you need to know as you take steps to purchase a home. 
Kindly RSVP by November 27, 2016.

Branding the Military Experience

November 30, 2016 4-6PM
School of Continuing Studies C119
Verizon's Regional Vice President, Peter Pin will provide guidance and strategies  in personal branding for students transitioning from an academic environment into the
corporate or business world. 
Kindly RSVP by November 23, 2016