Welcome
 to Dartmouth College Uniformed Service Alumni: a shared interest alumni group for Armed Service members, their families, and supporters.

We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the ideals of service at Dartmouth and supporting all those who put on a uniform in the defense of their country.

We invite all members of the Dartmouth Community -- from the college or grad schools, alumni, faculty, or staff, service members or their families, and supporters -- to join with us and ensure that the Long Green Line of Dartmouth military alumni continues to follow the trajectory of service, wherever it may lead.

DUSA HEADLINE NEWS: For more info on each headline, please scroll down to Club Update

EARLY BIRD Reduced Price VETERANS BANQUET REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Click HERE to REGISTER NOW
Veterans Weekend Nov 10-11, 2017 in Boston
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This year DUSA is organizing the Veterans Banquet & James Wright Award Presentation in Boston on Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at The Langham Boston. The Dartmouth vs. Brown football game at Fenway Park is Fri, Nov 10, 2017 - the USMC's Birthday. For More Details & To Book Discounted Hotel Rooms

Nominations Open - 5th Annual James Wright Award for Distinguished Service. 
DUSA is accepting nominations until Friday, July 28, 2017. Nominees must: 1) serve/have served in the military; 2) be a Dartmouth alumnus/a, faculty member, or staff member; and 3) represent the values of "Service - College - Country." Learn More About the James Wright Award and Submit a Nomination

RENEW Dues for Fiscal 2017-2018! Please keep the support for our veterans and programs alive! Renew your dues by Friday, Sept 1, 2017 for a chance to win a personalized, autographed copy of 1 of 2 books - Dave Muller '70's Knowing the Enemy or Mark Bowden's Hue 1968. See below for more book info. DUSA will raffle off a total of 10 books!

Support DUSA When You Shop at Amazon.com! "You shop. Amazon gives." DUSA has registered for the AmazonSmile program. Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of all your eligible purchases to DUSA when you shop using our unique link. There is no cost to you or DUSA. Use this link whenever you shop with Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4767215  Thank you! Note: The name will say "Trustees of Dartmouth College" since DUSA originally registered under the College's non-profit status but the proceeds go directly to DUSA, using our unique EIN and bank account.

Dave Muller '70 New Book Launch.
 Dave Muller '70, Commander USN-ret, has published Knowing the Enemy: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1966-2014 (Rockbridge Books). Dave was commissioned through Naval ROTC and the book's first chapter is full of vignettes and comments about his Dartmouth experience in the turbulent 1966-70 period. Dave spent 20 years active duty in Naval Intelligence, and Knowing the Enemy takes us from hunting Soviet submarines and arms carriers in the Mediterranean to the fall of Saigon, from espionage operations in Central America and Iran to giving daily White House briefings on drug trafficking. More Info

HUE 1968 Book Tour - NYT Best-selling Author Mark Bowden. Mark Bowden, the #1 NYT Best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, has commenced his Book Tour of his new NYT bestseller: HUE 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. Book Tour Events in CA, CO, FL, MA, MN, MS, MO, NC, PA, OR, TX, WA, and Washington, D.C. More Info

“Salute the Troops” Program at The Hanover Inn. Did you know that The Hanover Inn offers a 50% discount to military members and veterans? To receive the discount, call the Inn (603-643-4300) and ask for the “Salute the Troops” discount. This discount is not available online. Upon check-in, you must provide your proof of military service. The discount is based on room availability so it is not offered on high volume weekends such as Homecoming, Commencement, foliage season, etc. 
 
Need to Update Your Military Status with the College, Your Address, or Other Info? To make changes to your Dartmouth College profile, click on this link, click "Update Your Information" and login with your NET ID and password. Scroll down to "Personal" question to update your military service status. Don’t know your NET ID/password? Call the Help Desk at 603-646-3202. To update your DUSA contact info only, please email us at DUSA@Dartmouth.edu Thank you!

Club Update

Nominations Open - 5th Annual James Wright Award for Distinguished Service
DUSA is accepting nominations until Friday, July 28, 2017. Nominees must: 1) serve/have served in the military; 2) be a Dartmouth alumnus/a, faculty member, or staff member; and 3) represent the values of "Service - College - Country." Learn More About the James Wright Award and Submit a Nomination
Veterans Weekend Nov 10-11, 2017 in Boston - REGISTER NOW!
This year DUSA has organized the Veterans Banquet & James Wright Award Presentation in Boston on Sat. Nov 11, 2017 at The Langham Boston. The Dartmouth vs. Brown football game at Fenway Park is Friday, Nov 10, 2017 - the USMC's Birthday. Click For Details on an Exciting Weekend as We Honor our Veterans! REGISTER NOW FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING!

If You Missed the 2016 Veterans Banquet: Access the Speeches, Photos, & Presentation of the James Wright Award to Dr. Jim Geiling MPH '14 Here
Support DUSA When You Shop at Amazon.com
"You shop. Amazon gives." DUSA has registered for the AmazonSmile program. Amazon.com will donate 0.5% of all your eligible purchases to DUSA when you shop using our unique link. There is no cost to you or DUSA. Use this link whenever you shop with Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4767215  Thank you! Note: The name will say "Trustees of Dartmouth College" since DUSA originally registered under the College's non-profit status but the proceeds go directly to DUSA, using our unique EIN and bank account.
Dave Muller '70 New Book Launch
Dave Muller '70, Commander USN-ret, has published Knowing the Enemy: An Intelligence Officer's Memoir, 1966-2014 (Rockbridge Books). Dave was commissioned through Naval ROTC and the book's first chapter is full of vignettes and comments about his Dartmouth experience in the turbulent 1966-70 period. Dave spent 20 years active duty in Naval Intelligence, and Knowing the Enemy takes us from hunting Soviet submarines and arms carriers in the Mediterranean to the fall of Saigon, from espionage operations in Central America and Iran to giving daily White House briefings on drug trafficking. 
HUE 1968 Book Tour - NYT Best-selling Author Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden, the #1 NYT Best-selling author of Black Hawk Down, has commenced his Book Tour of his new NYT bestseller: HUE 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. Book Tour Events in CA, CO, FL, MA, MN, MS, MO, NC, PA, OR, TX, WA, and Washington, D.C. 
Dartmouth vs. Brown Football Game at Fenway Park - Friday, November 10, 2017, the USMC 242nd Birthday
Tickets in the DUSA Section are available for purchase - please purchase now as we have a limited number of tickets and they are selling fast! Use Password: Honor1769 To Purchase Football Tickets in the DUSA Section
"Salute the Troops" Program at The Hanover Inn
“Salute the Troops” Program at The Hanover Inn. Did you know that The Hanover Inn offers a 50% discount to military members and veterans? To receive the discount, call the Inn (603-643-4300) and ask for the “Salute the Troops” discount. This discount is not available online. Upon check-in, you must provide your proof of military service. The discount is based on room availability so it is not offered on high volume weekends such as Homecoming, Commencement, foliage season, etc. 
Honor Cord Reception - Thurs, June 8, 2017
EVENT COMPLETED. A reception for our veteran, active duty, and newly commissioned 2017 graduates at The Pine at The Hanover Inn at 4:30 PM.DUSA hosts this event to recognize the Graduates' outstanding performance in pursuit of their degree and their service to the country. Each graduate will receive a certificate and Honor Cord to wear at graduation. Drinks and light food will be served. RSVP by June 6, 2017 to Tom Byrne ’55 T’56 at Tom.Byrne@Dartmouth.edu Photo Link
Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony - Mon, May 29, 2017
EVENT COMPLETED. DUSA cordially invites you to attend our Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:30am at the flagpole on the Dartmouth Green as we honor our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. President Phil Hanlon '77 will assist in placing the wreath. The ceremony is open to the public and the entire Dartmouth and Upper Valley Community is invited to attend. A huge thanks to Jeff Hinman '68 for the excellent photos capturing the ceremony: Photo Link
Pasadena Enduring Heroes Memorial Dedication - Mon, May 29, 2017
EVENT COMPLETED. Dedication ceremony at 3:00 PM at Defenders Parkway West, the corner of Colorado Blvd and Orange Grove in Pasadena, CA. In memory of Pasadena's 11 warrior heroes and in honor of service members and veterans. One of the heroes is Scott Studenmund, a US Army Green Beret KIA June 2014 in Afghanistan. Scott is the brother of Connell Studenmund '16, son to Jaynie and Woody Studenmund P'16, and nephew to Jim Miller '74. The afternoon will include a condor flyover, keynote speakers, and patriotic music. RSVP Required by Friday, May 19, 2017 to reserve a seat to Winnie W. Huang '92 at President.DUSA@Dartmouth.edu Photo Link
President Emeritus James Wright '64A’s New Book Launch April 2017
President Emeritus James Wright '64A’s new book Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War will be available April 2017. Book Tour Dates & Locations Announced!

Many of our Dartmouth Vietnam veteran alumni were interviewed for this book. Book Tour events announced in CA, CO, MA, NH, NY, PA, VT, and Washington, D.C. For Reviews, Press Release, Book Tour Dates and Locations, and To Order Book
Support DUSA for a Chance to Win Prizes!
WINNERS SELECTED! Click Here for a Full List of the Winners. Thanks to the generosity of the Dartmouth Football Team and President Emeritus James Wright '64A, DUSA members have a chance to win special edition prizes when you make a donation to support DUSA and our veterans by Friday, April 14, 2017. More Info on the Prizes

Any previous donations/dues payments you made in this fiscal year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) will count towards your donation total for this drawing. Not sure how much you’ve already donated? Email us at DUSA@Dartmouth.edu

Please make your donation either online or by check/cash by Friday, April 14, 2017 to be included in the drawing
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Tuck Runs for Veterans 5k - Sat, May 13, 2017
EVENT COMPLETED. The Tuck Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA) is proud to announce that the annual Tuck Runs for Veterans 5k will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 13th, 2017. This year, the AFAA hopes to raise $20k to support the Veterans Education and Research Association of Northern New England (VERANNE). All funds raised through Tuck Runs for Veterans will go toward the purchase of a passenger van to transport veterans to and from outreach, educational, and therapeutic services throughout the Upper Valley. Click Here for registration, event details, or to donate.
Day of Service - Sat, May 6, 2017!
EVENTS COMPLETED. DUSA has organized 4 veterans-related service events for the 3rd Annual Dartmouth Global Day of Service in Boston, Los Angeles, the Upper Valley, and Washington, D.C. Volunteer and help us give back to our communities!
Boston
BBQ at the Boston Fisher House
Los Angeles
Bingo with Veterans at the West LA VA Medical Center
Upper ValleyClear a hiking trail used by VA patients at the White River Junction VA Hospital 
Washington, D.C.
Welcome Honor Flights at the WWII Memorial
Click on a Location to Register Now.

Military Visit Day at the Tuck School of Business - Sun, April 30 to Mon, May 1, 2017
EVENT COMPLETED. Learn more about what an MBA is and can do for you, get advice from current military MBA students and Admissions staff, and discover the personal, connected, and transformative Tuck MBA. Happy Hour reception hosted by Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA) on Sun, April 30. More Info & To Register
The Dartmouth Vietnam Project
The Dartmouth Vietnam Project brings together members of the Dartmouth community to conduct, record, and preserve oralhistories about the Vietnam War era (1950-1975). The online archive of interviews is a joint collaboration between current Dartmouth students and members of our community including alumni, faculty and staff, parents, families, and Upper Valley residents who have volunteered to share their stories and memories of the war and its impact on American society. Click here for more information. View the video here.

Dartmouth Associate Professor of History Edward Miller joined former Secretary of State John Kerry on his last official visit to Vietnam. Professor Miller and Sec. Kerry traveled to Ca Mau in the Mekong Delta, the same area where Sec. Kerry served as a PCF commander during the war. Professor Miller brought some historical maps on the trip which they used to pinpoint the site of the February 1969 ambush in which Kerry was credited with charging the enemy (for which he subsequently received the Silver Star). While there, Kerry met with a veteran of the Viet Cong platoon who laid the ambush. CBS News Story on the Trip

To volunteer to be interviewed for this project: The Dartmouth Vietnam Project Online Form
Yale-West Point Civ-Mil Service Symposium - April 21-22, 2017
EVENT COMPLETED. The Yale Veterans Association has cordially invited DUSA members to the Yale-West Point Civilian-Military Service Symposium on Fri, April 21-Sat, April 22, 2017, a joint initiative between Yale and the US Military Academy at West Point. Marking the 100th Anniversary of America’s entry into WWI, the Symposium will foster and advance an ongoing national dialogue about the way forward in US civilian-military relations; substantive issues, challenges and opportunities affecting veterans and actively-serving members of the Armed Forces; and US global leadership. For More Details and to Purchase Tickets
Give a Rouse!
Two of our DUSA members received President of the Year Awards at Club and Group Officers Weekend in Hanover on Sat, January 21, 2017!
-- Ken Klemm '86, US Army, President of the Dartmouth Club of the Gulf Coast, received the Small Club President of the Year Award
 
-- Winnie W. Huang '92,
Army ROTC, President of the Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles in 2015-2016, received the Metro Club President of the Year Award
The Veteran Spring Welcome - Fri, March 31, 2017 at 6pm
EVENT COMPLETED. Meet Dartmouth student veterans and faculty and their families at the Class of 53 Commons Sarner East at Dartmouth College. DUSA is co-sponsoring this event with Student Veterans of America (SVA), Dartmouth Graduate Veterans Association (DGVA), and Institutional Diversity and Equity Office (IDE). Catering and drinks will be provided. 
Tuck "Next Step: Transition to Business: Program
EVENT COMPLETED. APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 31, 2017! The Tuck School of Business has launched the "Next Step: Transition to Business" program geared towards US military veterans ready to take the next step in their career. The program is funded through the generous support of Tuck and Dartmouth Alumni so the fee is only $500 which includes tuition, books, most meals, and accommodations. DUSA will provide $250 of the $500 fee to all Dartmouth active duty personnel and veterans who successfully complete the program. JetBlue Airlines will provide a roundtrip airfare voucher to Boston. For more info or to apply: "Next Step Transition to Business"
"From Troy to Baghdad: Dialogues on the Experience of War and Homecoming"

EVENTS COMPLETED. A free weekly reading and discussion group for veterans and service members. Howe Public Library in Hanover, NH. Mondays 6-7:30pm from Jan 9 - Apr 24, 2017 (except Jan 16 and Feb 20). Click Here to Register or for More Info

The ancient tale of Odysseus’ epic 10-year journey home from the Trojan War has much to tell us about the challenges of homecoming for today’s combat veterans. Contemporary literature combines with The Odyssey to reveal timeless and universal truths about combat trauma, duty and honor, personal sacrifice, and readjustment. Veterans and current service members are invited to attend this 14-week reading and discussion group co-led by facilitator teams of veterans, clinicians, and content experts. Free copies of the readings will be provided to participants.

This group will be facilitated by:
Roberta Stewart, Classics Professor, Dartmouth College
Alan Oakman, Hospital Corpsman, Vietnam Veteran 
Carey Russ, LCSW, Women Veterans Program Manager, WRJ VA Medical Center

(No meetings will be held on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Day, or on Feb. 20 for Presidents' Day)

PLEASE NOTE: Through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this program is free and open to veterans and current service members (pre-registration is required) and reading materials will be provided at no cost. Veterans may receive reimbursement for travel, parking, or costs related to participation, such as childcare. Please register early-- space is limited to 20, first come, first served. You may register 
here, or if you prefer, call Dr. Kathy Smith at New Hampshire Humanities at (603) 224-4071 to RSVP.

Please fill out DUSA New Member Form
We want to learn more about our members!  To join the DUSA membership roster please fill out our New Member Form available on the Join tab at DUSA.Dartmouth.org/Join.  Those who have not yet joined may apply for membership using the same form.
President Hanlon in Boston, Princeton, NJ, & Los Angeles
BOSTON, MA (Event Completed):
Come to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf to join fellow alumni and parents of current students next Tuesday, November 15, to hear President Hanlon and Dean Mastanduno discuss how Dartmouth prepares students to be leaders in today’s complex world. While the formal program begins at 7pm, you can connect with friends and meet new people at the reception before the program or the dessert reception following. To learn more and to register, visit Teaching, Learning, and Leading in the 21st Century.

PRINCETON, NJ - Sat, November 19th (Event Completed):
Join other Dartmouth alumni and parents as we cheer on the Big Green at Princeton on Saturday, November 19. Connect with each other before the game at a continental breakfast, starting at 10am, and hear from President Hanlon as he provides an update about the College and talks about how Dartmouth’s student athletes demonstrate leadership on and off the field. To learn more and to register, visit Dartmouth's Leadership in Action.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Thurs, December 8th (Event Completed):
Join fellow alumni and parents of current students on Thursday, December 8, to hear President Hanlon and Dean of the College Rebecca Biron discuss how Dartmouth builds strong community bonds that support intellectual growth. While the formal program begins at 7pm, you can connect with friends and meet new people at the reception before the program or the dessert reception following. To learn more and to register, visit Living, Learning, and Leading in the 21st Century. The event will be held at the Alexandria Ballrooms in downtown Los Angeles (but far enough away from the Staples Center to not be affected by the L.A. Kings game that night).
DUSA is pleased to announce the 2016 James Wright Award for Distinguished Service Recipient:
James Geiling, MD, MPH '14, US Army Colonel (ret.)
Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine
Chief of the Medical Service, VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT
Coordinator of First Responders at the Pentagon on 9/11

As this year marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11, we are especially grateful to Dr. Geiling who was responsible for coordinating first responders at the Pentagon on 9/11 as well as the subsequent antrax attack. Dr. Geiling's lifelong contributions exemplify our core values of Service - College - Country.
5th Annual Dartmouth Veterans Day Banquet
Friday, November 11, 2016 at The Hanover Inn Grand Ballroom at 6pm (Event Completed)
Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Silent Auction, & Presentations
Organized by the Dartmouth Undergraduate Veterans Association (DUVA) and co-sponsored by DUSA, all DUSA members, veterans, alumni, faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to this banquet as we honor our veterans and remember this 15th Anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. Silent Auction benefits USMC's Toys for Tots program in the Upper Valley.

For Tickets: dartgo.org/vetbanquet
If you prefer to purchase via CHECK, for your tickets or to sponsor a student(s), click here for info: 5th Annual Dartmouth Veterans Day Banquet
This banquet is FREE for current Dartmouth undergrad and graduate students courtesy of DUSA, Sphinx, and generous alumni. 

Keynote Speaker: LTC (ret.) Dan Hampton, MALS, USAF. Fighter pilot who flew 151 combat missions and is the NYT Bestselling author of Viper Pilot.

Presentation of the 2016 James Wright Award for Distinguished Service to James Geiling, MD, MPH '14, US Army Colonel (ret.) DUSA will present this award to Dr. Geiling along with Dartmouth's 16th President James Wright. 
Honor Cord Presentation Ceremony (Event Completed)
Please join us at Pine Restaurant in The Hanover Inn on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 4-6 pm for a farewell reception for all the military-affiliated graduating students across all Dartmouth schools. Drinks will provided and DUSA's signature red-white-and-blue Honor Cords will be presented for the graduates to wear during commencement. All DUSA members and supporters are welcome to join us in sending off these amazing graduates.
Self-guided war-memorial tour now online!
Click the "Memorials" tab on the top toolbar to download campus maps, read detailed commentary, view pictures, and see transcriptions of each of Dartmouth's war monuments.  There you will also find a complete roster of Dartmouth's war dead.  There we mark the price of freedom.

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