Winter Dues Campaign - Renew Your Dues for 2017-2018 for a Chance to Win! Renew your 2017-2018 dues for a chance to win 1 of 5 personalized and autographed copies of Captain (Ret.) John Morse ’70, USN's fiction thriller Half Staff 2018 (Idleknot Press)!
John commissioned through the Dartmouth NROTC program and completed a naval career as a surface warfare officer that included many worldwide deployments and command of two surface combatants. He then spent another 20 years in the domestic and international business world. He leverages a wealth of personal experience and imagination into his first novel. A fictional look at terrorism, the book combines treachery, mystery and international intrigue into a page-turning thriller that will have you wondering how realistic a future plot like this could be. Renew Dues Here
Dartmouth Entrepreneurs On Display in Los Angeles - Saturday, January 27, 2018 Two of the four organizers of this event are DUSA Board Members - Treasurer Sean Ronan '15 and Outreach/Career Network Michael Burbank '13. They've scoured Southern California to curate a best-in-class roster of speakers representing the hottest sectors, industries and disciplines in entrepreneurship. Lunch included. Event followed by networking and informal Pong tournament at the Los Angeles Beirgarten. For More Info & To RSVP Tuck Next Step: Transition to Business Program First Round Applications were Due January 15, 2018 and Second Round Deadline is February 15, 2018!
DUSA members are cordially invited to apply for the Tuck School of Business Next Step: Transition to Business program, taking place March 11-23, 2018 on Tuck's campus in Hanover. The Next Step Program
is an immersive, two-week program custom-designed for military veterans, active duty personnel and elite athletes who are preparing to take the next step in their careers. DUSA will provide $500 of the $1500 fee to all Dartmouth veterans/active duty personnel who successfully complete the program.
Defending Democracy Forum - Sat, April 7, 2018 Defending Democracy: Civil and Military Responses to Weaponized Information - Sat, April 7, 2018 at Princeton University.
The United States must rethink defense in light of recent revelations that adversaries have been using social media and disinformation to influence our politics, sow division within our society, and affect battlefields in Europe and the Middle East. While propaganda is hardly a new tactic of war, current technology has made it easier, faster, and more effective. What can we do about the assault of “fake news” on democracy? Experts from the military, computer science, legal, and social science fields will examine foreign policy and military challenges, and propose deterrence measures to ensure “fake news” doesn’t strike again. For More Info & To Register
In Memory of Bill Baschnagel '62, USAF With great sadness, we report the passing of DUSA Executive Committee member Bill Baschnagel '62, USAF. Bill passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Bill was one of the good guys who worked tirelessly and without fanfare to support DUSA's mission and to honor and support our veterans and active duty personnel. DUSA would be nowhere without Bill. Due to health complications, Bill was unable to attend our Veterans Banquet in Boston, the first Veterans Banquet he has missed. Here is the tribute and service award that DUSA presented to Bill in his absence and his obituary and memorial service information (all are invited to attend) as printed in "The Valley News." We already miss Bill dearly and greatly loved, admired, and respected him. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. In Memory of Alfred T. Quirk '49, USMC
It is with great sorrow that we convey the passing of Al Quirk '49, USMC. Al served proudly in the Marine Corps for 3 years in the Solomons and New Georgia in the Pacific in WWII, departing as a Tech/Sgt. A former Dean of Admissions for Dartmouth College, Al was a fervent supporter of Dartmouth and our veterans. We know that many of you will remember Al fondly. As Al's daughter Louise Taylor eloquently stated, "If only because he signed their acceptance letters to their beloved College on the Hill."
Sneak Preview of PBS Documentary Film "Into the Light" Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7PM, Loew Auditorium at Dartmouth College. Directed by Charlie Stuart '66.
A documentary about a Marine returning from Afghanistan with psychological injuries who meets a therapist who is confronting her own family’s struggles with mental illness. Film followed by Q&A with one of the film's stars Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, the founder and president of Give an Hour (giveanhour.org
) which offers free therapy to veterans across the country. No cost to attend and no tickets required.
FREE Prime Rib Dinner for Veterans at Jesse's Steaks, Seafood & Tavern - Monday, November 13, 2017
Jesse's is hosting their 3rd Annual FREE Prime Rib Dinner to honor our veterans! All branches of the uniformed services are welcome to join. They also have a community table in case you want to pop in by yourself - but don't forget to make a reservation. Thanks so much to our friends at Jesse's for honoring our veterans in such a special way! To secure this promotion, make a reservation for Monday, November 13, 2017 by calling Jesse's at 603-643-4111.
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, DE, FL, KY, MD, MA, MN, MS, MO, NC, OR, PA, TX, WA, and Washington, D.C.
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. Veteran Fall Welcome - Fri, September 15, 2017
Our student veterans have organized a Veteran Fall Welcome event to welcome our incoming student veterans! We have 10 new Class of '21 Posse Veterans and 2 transfer veterans matriculating. DUSA is a sponsor and we hope you can join us on Fri, Sept 15, 2017 at The Class of 1953 Commons: Paganucci Lounge from 6-9PM. Dinner will be provided. EVENT COMPLETED - Click Link for Photos! Event Flyer
The Passing of Clinton Gardner '44 - James Wright Award Winner With great sadness, we report the passing of Clinton C. Gardner '44 on Friday, July 28, 2017 at age 94. A World War II US Army veteran and a 2-time Purple Heart recipient, Clint was our 2nd ever James Wright Award for Distinguished Service winner. We have lost a beloved member of our DUSA family and offer our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and loved ones. Clinton Gardner '44 Obituary "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
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.
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.
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.