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Military & Veterans

Tour Your On-Campus Home

Get a firsthand look at the Military Affairs Wing designed specifically for military students. Students from all branches of military service – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Air National Guard – spend time here when on campus.

Find Help and Community

In 2021, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shared the following remarks:

"Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S. withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban. You are not alone. Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It’s normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network or sign up for mental health services."

Read the full message from the VA, including links to more resources

Local Resources for UNCW Students:

  • Visit the Counseling Center at UNCW, which is included with the cost of tuition; drop in from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • Visit the Vet Center in Jacksonville, NC
  • Speak with the VA Suicide Prevention coordinator, Mona McBryde, at the Wilmington VA Health Care Clinic: 910.343.5200 ext. 3659
  • Call the Coastal Horizon Save a Vet Now Outreach Program:
  • Call Mobile Crisis: 866.437.1821
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255
  • Speak with staff in the Office of Military Affairs (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Veterans Hall Room 1029)

Staff from the Office of Military Affairs interview representatives from higher education and other industries to discuss what it really means to be "Veteran-Friendly."

Listen to Veteran-Friendly

Student veterans and other guests describe their experiences transitioning out of the military and into college life. Streaming now on or wherever you stream your podcasts.

Listen to the Military Seahawk Podcast

Joe Hayes: WW2 Veteran

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Our Guiding Principles

In the spirit of collective work and responsibility, UNCW actively fosters, encourages and promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, acceptance and open-mindedness among students, faculty, staff and the broader community.

Contact Us

Bill Kawczynski, Director, Military Affairs

Camden Ege
Military Affairs Program Coordinator