Military & Veterans

Veterans voices: Oral history class connects veteran students with older vets

Veterans Voices class members

Students in the Veterans Voices course will submit their interviews with older veterans about their time in the military to the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center.
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Dental destiny

Air Force clinic inspires aerospace engineer to pursue career in dentistry
Jun Kyung Ko

A visit to the dental clinic at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base inspired aerospace engineer Jun Kyung Ko to pursue a new career in dentistry. Continue reading

Pioneering technology for medical field demonstrated at Calamityville

A weeklong training session at Calamityville included an exercise in which pararescue jumpers from the Kentucky Air National Guard rescued injured people.

New technology that promises to revolutionize training in the medical field by combining training with virtual reality was demonstrated at Wright State’s Calamityville. Continue reading

Governor Kasich visits Wright State in show of support for university’s service to military veterans

Ohio Governor John Kasich at Wright State Fridar, Mach 21, 2014

Wright State’s pioneering programs for military veterans led to visit from the Ohio governor, who hopes to make it easier for veterans to get college credit and professional licenses. Continue reading

Air Force pararescuemen to train at Calamityville

Calamityville training

Air Force pararescue jumpers, who recover and treat victims of combat and disasters, will descend upon Calamityville to train and help demonstrate new military technology. Continue reading

All in the translation

Longtime interpreter for U.S. troops in Afghanistan makes his way to Wright State
Zia Anwari

After risking his life as an interpreter for U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, Zia Anwari is now studying at Wright State University. Continue reading

It’s full speed ahead for WSRI and the region in developing unmanned aerial systems

Dennis Andersh

Defense Forum examines future of unmanned aerial systems and aerospace industries in the the Dayton region. Continue reading

Ohio college offers intense flight nurse training

Lt. Col. Tom Wilson is working on his master of nursing degree that will make him a clinical nurse specialist with a sub-specialty in flight and disaster nursing.

Excerpt A southwest Ohio university is offering intensive training for nursing in flight and in disasters. Wright State University’s program is sanctioned by the U.S. Air Force surgeon general, so students from the nearby Air Force Institute of Technology have … Continue reading

Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness receives donated equipment from LION

Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness receives donated equipment from LION

Wright State’s National Center for Medical Readiness at Calamityville received a donation of personal protective clothing and urban search and rescue training equipment from LION. Continue reading

Flight Deck

Air Force veteran using Wright State as launching pad for future in flight and disaster nursing
Lt. Col. Tom Wilson is working on his master of nursing degree that will make him a clinical nurse specialist with a sub-specialty in flight and disaster nursing.

It was dangerous. It was exciting. It was rewarding—swooping down from the sky in the battle zones of Iraq and Afghanistan to save wounded warriors. Continue reading