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Contact Us

President:  Brian Palmer
email: shipsva@ship.edu 

Vice President:  Jake Shumway
email: js3113@ship.edu
 

Please mail to the following address:

Veteran's Service Office
Box 19
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257 

 

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Statistics

Student Veterans of America provided the following statistics on Veterans:

  • There are about 23.8 million living veterans. There are 37 million dependents (spouses and dependent children) of living veterans and deceased veterans. Together they represent 20% of the U.S. population
  • There is an estimated 2 million veterans who have served in Afghanistan/Iraq
  • 34% of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were deployed multiple times
  • The percentage of Americans with college degrees increased from 4.6 percent in 1945 to 25 percent in 1970 largely due to the GI Bill
  • 54% of OIF/OEF veterans are 20-29 years old
  • Student veterans receive "only slightly" more financial aid than non-student veterans, usually with a lower amount in student loans
  • Approximately 523,000 student veterans receive education benefits with 20% being first time recipients of VA Education benefits
  • More than 100,580 OEF/OIF veterans were diagnosed with a mental health condition
  • 20% OEF/OIF veterans display signs of PTSD
  • As of September 2007, 223,564 OEF/OIF veterans have filed for disability claims with 89% receiving claim decisions and 11% awaiting claim decisions.