Veterans’ Voices

My Military Experience

By Adam Vazquez – 2 weeks ago

I never wanted to enlist, but I did. I served four years in the United States Army as an engineer diver. I went to basic training in Fort Leonard Wood,…

Introducing Veterans’ Voices

By Britt Andrade – 2 weeks ago

Every year among the first year class of Vassar students arrives a unique group of non-traditional students. Thanks to Vassar’s partnership with the Posse Veterans Foundation, anywhere from six to…

My Back is Breaking

By – 2 weeks ago

“My back hurts.” That’s my usual response when asked about my time in service. A simple answer, funny yet deflective enough to not merit a follow-up. I don’t necessarily enjoy…

Finding Family After the Military

By Asia Baker – 2 weeks ago

Why do many veterans, at some point during their time at Vassar, cycle through the rugby team? It may be because the men and women’s rugby teams offer the ability…

One Last Jump

By Britt Andrade – 2 weeks ago

“Starboard personal stand up!” I could feel the engine humming under my feet, against my back, in the air around us. I was on a Casa aircraft. A plane that…

Plans Change

By Leon Moore – 2 weeks ago

Ever since I was little, I knew that I never wanted to join the military. I saw the stress and strain that it had put on my father from a…