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Presenter Bill Beigel, Remembering Our Fallen: Bruins Who Gave Their All in WWII

UCLA Bruins have transformed the world, but also served and sacrificed for it. Until recently, little was known of the 275 Bruin students, faculty and alumni who fought in World War II.

Join us on the eve of UCLA’s Veterans Day Commemorative as William L. Beigel, WWII researcher and UCLA alumnus featured in USA Today, Fox News, CBS News, and other outlets shares new discoveries about the heroic Bruins who served America and gave their lives during WWII.

Learn more about Mr. Beigel’s research https://alumni.ucla.edu/email/special/2017/oct-fallen/default.htm

Student Veterans May 19, 2017 End of the Year Reception:

UCLA Alumni Association Board member Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. 13, speaking to fellow veterans about combining their military skills with a UCLA education and how to transition into the professional world, just as he did, becoming a leader in higher education and a champion of social justice.

UCLA student veterans receiving their graduation honor cords at a ceremony celebrating their many accomplishments.

Ready, Aim, Hire! Event-April 19, 2017

Recruiters from Raytheon, Google, Amazon, Northrup Grumman and a host of other companies recruiting UCLA student veterans at the “Ready, Aim, Hire!” event.

Graduating student vet John Maldonado: “Of all the UCLA programs for vets this year, Ready, Aim, Hire! was the most important because while vets gain a wonderful education at UCLA, they’re still so often unable to translate their military experience into a civilian resume. Plus RAH exposes them to networking which is another gateway to meeting employers and making professional connections.”

Student Veterans Visit Google-March 2, 2016

UCLA Student Veterans arriving at Google for “Ready, Aim, Hire!” resume building workshop.

Google execs leading an orientation for student veterans.

ROTC Fall Commissioning Ceremony – Dec. 16 2016:

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VetNet Honorary Board Member & Chair of ROTC, LTC Stambersky giving opening remarks

 

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ROTC students being sworn in by LTC Stambersky

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ROTC students being pinned by their loved ones (1)

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ROTC students being pinned by their loved ones (2)

The UCLA  Veteran’s Day Ceremony – Nov. 10 2016

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The Color Guard

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On Nov. 10 2016, Lt Col Stambersky opened the UCLA Veterans’ Day Ceremony program for ROTC

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Chancellor Block spoke about UCLA efforts for veterans, the new Ready Aim Hire professional development program offered to veteran students and alumni alike and thanked all those who serve our country.

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Keynote speaker, Johnnie Ashe two tour Vietnam veteran spoke about his service on behalf of his country and his brother Arthur (2nd tour) acknowledging Nov. 10 as the founding date in 1775 of his branch of service, the US Marine Corps

Thanks to the following VetNet volunteers for supporting the Warrior Games activities following UCLA’s 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony:

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Geoff McCarron ’64 with Thomas O. Hennig ’68 (the latter’s ROTC battalion leader being Arthur Ashe)

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Tom Nykiel

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and Omar Majette

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Warrior Games

 

On Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, We hosted a reception with Q&A with the 2015 Medal of Honor recipient Captain Florent A. Groberg

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AVC Julie Sina introducing Capt. Groberg and giving him the UCLA Book signed by Chancellor Block

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VetNet member Alma Zavala ’12 delivering remarks by General John Dailey, our highest ranking living military alumni #BruinProud

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Capt. Groberg addressing the crowd.

 

VetNet member Alma Zavala’12 hosted a Welcome to the City Hike for recent grads/Vet alumni on Sunday, Oct. 4 2015

A few daring Vet alumni who wanted to go all the way to the top of Eagle rock