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Marine uniform paved the way for student’s desire to help other veterans

Lameka Butler, a Marine Corps veteran, is a master's student in psychology who wants to use her TROY degrees to serve others.

Lameka Butler, a Marine Corps veteran, is a master's student in psychology who wants to use her TROY degrees to serve others.

We’re celebrating our military-connected students during November’s National Military Family Month.

It was really the Marine uniform that did it for Lemeka Butler.

“I knew I didn’t want to go to college after high school, so when I saw the Marine Corps uniform, I was hooked,” she said. “I did whatever it took join.”

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Warrior-turned-student sets sights on serving other veterans

TROY graduate student Jesse Riojas used to have his sights set on an enemy, now his studies have led his to take aim at helping other veterans.

TROY graduate student Jesse Riojas used to have his sights set on an enemy, now his studies have led his to take aim at helping other veterans.

Editors Note: We are highlighting military connected students during National Military Family Month.

Jesus “Jesse” Riojas was a Recon Marine, twice deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, once in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan and twice more aboard multiple naval vessels around the world on Marine Expeditionary Units. He was a warrior.

Today,…

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TROY waiving application fees for military members and families during Military Family Month

A U.S. flag adorns the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium during the Military Appreciation Game.

A U.S. flag adorns the field at Veterans Memorial Stadium during the Military Appreciation Game.

November is National Military Family Month, and Troy University is honoring their commitment and dedication by waiving application fees all month for service families.

The offer is valid for all military members, veterans and their families. Use promo code USMIL2020 when applying.

“At Troy University, we take seriously our responsibility to men and women in uniform,…

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Military service is focus of Troy University Libraries’ new postcard exhibit

A postcard from the new exhibit depicts troops training with anti-aircraft weaponry at Camp Carrabelle, Florida, which was active from 1942-1946.

A postcard from the new exhibit depicts troops training with anti-aircraft weaponry at Camp Carrabelle, Florida, which was active from 1942-1946.

A new project of the Troy University Libraries is tracing the history of military service from 1903 through 1966 through postcards.

Consisting of a traveling exhibit and an online component, the project, “Military Service: A History in Postcards,” features postcard images from the Wade Hall Postcard Collection held by Troy University Libraries and is made…

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