Military and Veteran Connections

UT Austin Aids Army in Test of Drone Defenses in Downtown Austin

On a recent Wednesday morning, Ph.D. student Ryan Farell was climbing to the top floor of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at The University of Texas at Austin — he was on a mission to detect drones that were attempting to remain undetected while simulating attack routes. The air sorties were part of a U.S. […]

UTEP, UT Austin, UT System Join U.S. Space Force Partnership

EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas at El Paso and The University of Texas at Austin have signed agreements with the U. S. Space Force to provide advanced research and workforce development for the newest branch of the U.S. armed services. The University of Texas System signed an umbrella memorandum of understanding with […]

How George Washington Stopped A Potential Military Coup

On March 15, 1783, in Newburgh, New York, Washington gave the greatest performance of his career in order to head off a conspiracy that might have led to military government. This was after the victory at Yorktown but before the final signing of the Treaty of Paris in September. The Congress of that day — […]

Texas Veterans Network to Offer Comprehensive Support for Veterans, Families Transitioning to Civilian Life

AUSTIN, Texas — Veterans and their families can face significant challenges transitioning back to the civilian world – including a confusing, disconnected landscape of employment, education and health care support. A new service from The University of Texas at Austin aims to make things easier. The Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness at UT […]

UT Austin is the Best College for Veterans in Texas and No. 6 Nationwide

AUSTIN, Texas — UT Austin is the No. 6 best college for veterans in the country and the best in Texas, according to a new ranking from the career website Zippia. The ranking, which includes 517 four-year public colleges, considers veteran graduation rates, the percentage of veteran graduates earning $28,000 or more a year, and […]