Military and Veterans Resources

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Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Bloomsburg University is the educational destination for hundreds of military students.

PNGAS Guard-Friendly School

 

What makes BU different from many other colleges and universities is our unique appreciation for the fact that military students have different needs and attributes than non-military students. The centerpiece of our efforts is the Office of Military and Veterans Resources, or as we like to call it — The Military Office.

The Military Office

Led by a two-tour combat veteran who understands academic affairs, student affairs, and strategic enrollment and staffed by current and former military members who are using the same benefits you are, they will assist you in maximizing your benefits, getting assistance with financial aid, or helping with your military or civilian career goals and aspirations.

  • Additional academic advising for all military students (on top of your major advisor) - Bob Heckrote is a dedicated professional who can explain every aspect from admissions to graduation.
  • Military Academic Credit Review Board (MAC-RB) – An individualized process which ensures military service and experience is acknowledged as appropriate academic credit. This process is innovative, even path-breaking. It exists nowhere else in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide are doing anything so service-intensive and academically grounded to support military students and veterans.
  • GI Bill Certifying Official — Located in Financial Aid.
  • Military specific programming, guest speakers, and events created specifically with military members in mind.
  • All military members who have graduated entry training receive two credits in healthy living which satisfies one of the 10 general education goals.
  • A co-curricular learning experience (CLE) specifically for military members who have experience with other cultures (usually in the form of a deployment) — This CLE earns 2 out of the 5 points needed for the cultures and diversity general education requirement — and it's FREE!

Military Resources Center

One of the most common issues veterans face after coming home from a military deployment or after leaving active service is a sense of being lost and alone. The Military Resources Center is a safe place for current and former military members and military supporters.

The Military Resource Center is staffed by current and former military members who are knowledgeable of specific military needs and solutions, and will do whatever it takes to resolve any issues. The Military Resources Center is located in Student Services Center 204 and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Stop by for free coffee and to get to know your military network.

Resources

Referral Services

In addition to the Military Resources Center, Bloomsburg University offers a number of resources, which any student, including military students, may contact if they are having any issues or concerns. Some such resources are:

OMVR Contacts

Name Responsibility Office Phone
Bob Heckrote Military Enrollment 164 Arts & Administration Building 570-389-4696
Ed Mooney Military Resources 111 Arts & Administration Building 570-389-4494
Thomas Volkert Student Billing 336 Arts & Administration Building 570-389-4804
  • VA Vet Center – Bloomsburg / Buckhorn
    • 570-316-4116
    • 225 Columbia Mall Dr, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    • Covers medical care for local VA.
  • VA Vet Center – Williamsport
    • 570-327-5281
    • 49 East 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701
    • Covers Combat related care for PTSD, Alcohol Counseling for Combat Vets, Marriage Counseling for Combat Vets, and Military Sexual Trauma for all Military and Veterans
  • VFW Post 804 – Bloomsburg
    • 570-784-9904
    • 1258 Millville Rd. Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    • Covers assistance for Vets for comp & pen, and other Military related services.
  • American Legion Post 273 – Bloomsburg
    • 570-790-3796
    • 110 Juniper St. Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    • Covers assistance for Vets for comp & pen, and other Military related services.

County Offices

  • Columbia
    • 570-387-6501
    • 11 West Main St. Bloomsburg, PA 17815
  • Luzerne
    • 570-706-3960
    • 2009 Wyoming Ave. Forty Fort, PA 18704
  • Williamsport
    • 570-327-2365
    • Executive Plaza 330 Pine Street Williamsport, PA 17701 / Suite 401
Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC

Air Force ROTC provides students the opportunity to develop and practice leadership and team-building skills, along with a wide range of professional qualities that will be beneficial no matter what career path they choose.

Army ROTC

Army ROTC

Army ROTC prepares college students for military service as commissioned officers in the active Army, or part-time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

Student Veterans Association

Student Veterans Association

BUSVA is a social, educational and community service-led organization that provides services, support and opportunities for military students and military supporters who attend the university.

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