Welcome to our SCNM Veterans

To our SCNM Veterans: we are proud to have you here, and we thank you for your service!

SCNM is committed to providing the support needed to help our servicemen and women adjust to graduate school life. The mission of the Veterans Support Services Group (VSSG) is to facilitate a smooth transition from military life to our professional degree program by providing veterans a strong support system and centralized "vet-friendly" services.

The Veteran Support Services Group provides the direct support necessary for academic, personal and/or vocational success. Through coordination of college, local, state, and federal programs and series, the VSSG aims at providing comprehensive services information in one convenient place intended to assist veterans and their dependents achieve their educational goals.

In addition to the VSSG, the Veterans Support Services Team is composed of SCNM faculty, staff, Student Veterans of America (SVA) group, and student services who want to ensure the needs of veteran students are met.

Contact and Resource

SCNM VA Certifying Official:

Pauline Caporaletti, Associate Registrar: 480-222-9217, or p.caporaletti@scnm.edu

SCNM's Naturopathic Medicine (ND) program has been approved for VA educational benefits.

 

Contact numbers:

Arizona’s Military/Veteran Resource Network: https://www.resourcecommand.org/ (This is an excellent link to many resources for military members and their families; contains links to other service organizations.)

 

Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8555; press 1, or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net

 

GI Bill ® Hotline: 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551); open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

 

US Army Survivor Outreach Services: 602-267-2173

Purpose: to find answers for families of fallen military. While this organization is contracted through the Army, they can also be of assistance to other military branches.

 

Department of Defense Education Services Office: 602-267-2445

Purpose: Assistance with GI Bill ® applications/transfers, general education counseling, and Federal Tuition Assistance

 

Department of Defense Go Army Ed: 602-267-2115

 

VA Regional Loan Center: 877-827-3702, or http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans

Purpose: Assistance with home loans, refinancing, financial counseling, etc. (even if you do not have a VA loan). If you are more than two payments past due on a VA home loan, a loan technician has already been assigned to assist you.

 

VA Homeless Assistance: 877-424-3838 or http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

 

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): 800-569-4287 or http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm

 

Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs): www.benefits.va.gov/tap/alp.asp

Purpose: To assist veterans with expanding their professional skills in the high-demand IT field at no cost and without using GI Bill ® benefits. ALPs take no more than six months to complete and include job placement services.

 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

 

 

 

 

 

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Resources

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This flyer contains information about available services to assist veterans in their recovery from Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

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This scholarship would not apply to SCNM students, but certain recipients of the Purple Heart Medal and dependents of a military member killed in the line of duty who was a resident of or stationed in Arizona may qualify for a tuition waiver. See handout for details.

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Principles of Excellence

On April 27. 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607; Establishing the Principles of Excellence for educational institutions’ service members, veterans, spouses of veterans, and other family members. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) committed to comply with the seven principles, continuing our dedication to helping our veterans and family members reach their educational goals!

SCNM Student Veterans Association

Join this SCNM Club to keep up to speed on events and activities related to our military and their friends/family.

Click on this link to access SCNM's Student Veterans Association's Facebook page.

Military Discounts

As part of the Wounded Warrior project, SpoFit offers free memberships to injured service men and women who served in the military on or after September 11, 2001, as well as well as a free Military Access Pass (use the facility at no cost) to all active military. Click here to check out the details.

Veterans Benefits Administration

Click on the link above if you would like to research, find, access, or (coming soon!) manage your VA benefits and personal information, visit and register at this site.

 

You can also receive updates on all things VA-related by following them on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/VeteransBenefits

Click on "Like," then select "get notifications" from the drop-down menu.

If you (or someone you know) are looking for a job or an employer committed to hiring Veterans, please go here to register on the Veterans Employment Center (VEC)

Posted 8/2/16. The VA recently launched a new, improved online application for health care benefits at www.vets.gov. Veterans and other stakeholders can expect the application to be processed in less than one week. Those who prefer not to apply online may still mail in an application (VA Form 10-10EZ), or visit their nearest VA medical center of clinic to apply in person. For additional information or assistance witht he application process, call 1-877-222-8387.

DVA's new site (launched November 2015) designed to help veterans learn about available benefits and services, and provides a clear path to applying for them. New content and services are being added weekly, so check back often!

Military Transcripts

Order a Joint Military Transcript

 

 

Go here to order a copy of your Joint Military Transcript. If you do not currently have a personnel record on file in the JST database, you will need to mail a copy of your DD_214 to the appropriate address.

If you do not have a record with JST, follow the instructions below:

Navy and Marine Corp:

Mail a copy of your DD-214 to:

NETC

ATTN: JST Technology Operations Center, N644

6490 Saufley Field Rd

Pensacola, FL 32509

 

Coast Guard:

Mail a copy of your DD-214 to:

Commanding Office (RO)

USCG Institute

5900 SW 64th St., Room 228

Oklahoma, OK 73169-6991

 

Air Force:

 

https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Academic-Affairs/Registrar/

or

http://www.airuniversity.af.mil/Portals/10/CCAF/documents/CCAF%20Transcript%20Request.pdf