Troy University tops among Alabama universities in Military Times’ ‘Best for Vets’ ranking

The Military Times Best for Vets ranking examines metrics such as completion and retention rates, along with military-specific resources offered.

The Military Times Best for Vets ranking examines metrics such as completion and retention rates, along with military-specific resources offered.

Troy University is the highest ranked university in Alabama and is among the top in the Southeast in the Military Times 2023 “Best for Vets” rankings.

TROY was ranked 63rd in the nation and 16th in the Southeast when it comes to service to veterans.

Now in their 12th year, the Military Times “Best for…

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TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. named finalist for 2023 Armed Forces Merit Award

Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. (center) leads a delegation of Marine veterans last year during TROY's Military Appreciation game.

Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. (center) leads a delegation of Marine veterans last year during TROY's Military Appreciation game.

Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University, has been named among the Elite 11 finalists for the 2023 Armed Forces Merit Award presented by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).

Created in June 2012, the award honors an individual and/or a group with a military background and/or involvement that has an impact within…

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It Came From the Archives: RAF pilots trained at Napier Field near Dothan

Class SE-42-H before Napier Field HQ building, 1942. (TROY photo/Wiregrass Archives)

Class SE-42-H before Napier Field HQ building, 1942. (TROY photo/Wiregrass Archives)

During World War 2, the skies over Great Britain were filled with too many German airplanes, and the weather was too inclement, for pilot-cadets to train safely.  So they trained in colonies like India and South Africa, but they also trained in the US from June 1941 to March 1943.

AT-6 trainers on Napier Field. (TROY…

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Alumna is recognized for heroics in the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul

TROY alumna Star Hy, MHRM, received the top WIFLE award for her actions in Kabul.

TROY alumna Star Hy, MHRM, received the top WIFLE award for her actions in Kabul.

TROY alumna Star Hy was planning to be in Kabul, Afghanistan for one year working on investigating visa fraud at the U.S. Embassy there.

DSS Special Agent Star Hy

Instead, the Diplomatic Security Service special agent found herself evacuating thousands of Americans, foreign allies and at-risk Afghans just two weeks after hitting the ground. She…

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