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NACADA Presentation: Ann Thao and Lindsey Gilbertson

"Uniting as One: Two Teams Collaborating to Create a "Brave Zone" for Our Military Students

Military Services and Academic Advising joint presentation at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Regional 6 Conference.

Military Services Staff Photo

Military Services Team

Military Services team attending a Veterans Affairs Workshop for School Certifying Official.

'Wall That Heals' installation at the MN State Capital

Military Services volunteering at the 'Wall That Heals' installation, presented by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and hosted by the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative. 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) unveiled a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Since its dedication, The Wall That Heals has been displayed at nearly 600 communities throughout the nation, spreading the Memorial's healing legacy to millions.

Military Services and Student Affairs

Military Services, Ann Thao and Student Affairs, Joe Underwood and Dennison Peters, participated in Walden’s 60th Commencement Ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Fall Enrollment Certification

Students who are using VA benefits, the Office of Military Services is currently certifying your fall enrollment to the VA for payment.

Once enrollment has been reported to the VA, you will receive a confirmation email.

Please be advised that due to changes with the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill©), if you are using Post 9/11 and receiving a monthly housing allowance, please be aware that your allowance rate may change if you are completing a practicum, internship, or student teaching course. ‚Äč

Military Services Quick Answers


Changes to the Forever GI Bill

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting two webinars on the changes the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the Forever GI Bill©. The online presentation will discuss the monthly housing allowance, Yellow Ribbon expansion, and more.

The two available dates are:

  • Thursday, July 26 at 2pm ET
  • Thursday, August 9 at 2pm ET

Webinar Information

To view the webinar, please go to The audio is only accessible by dialing 1-800-767-1750, then entering 25803# when prompted.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Please be advised that the webinar is not hosted by Walden University and will not have information on how the changes with impact you as a Walden student. The webinar is hosted by the VA to provide policy changes that may impact your VA benefits as you attend Walden.

If you are unable to attend the webinar, please visit the VA’s website for additional information on the Forever GI Bill:

Military Order of the Purple Heart 

The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will effectively close all offices and transfer all Veterans to accredited Service Officers of other VSOs effective June 30, 2018. Please note that no Veterans’ claims will be stopped or harmed in any way by this action.

More information and the official notice

If you believe you may be impacted by transitioning to a new VSO, and the VSO is your Power of Attorney (POA), please be sure to notify the VA (Education Service) so that your records can be promptly updated. You can notify VA (Education Service) through the mail (VA Regional Processing Office contact information) or through the Internet Inquiry System.

Certification Announcement

Due to changes with the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Forever GI Bill©), if you are using Post 9/11 and receiving a monthly housing allowance, please be aware that your allowance rate may change if you are completing a practicum, internship, or student teaching course.

If you change sites during a practicum, internship, or student teaching course, it may result in an overpayment or underpayment for your housing allowance. You will be responsible for any overpayments owed back to the VA related to housing allowance. Please contact the VA if you have any questions, 1-888-442-4551. 

Did you know…

When you withdraw from a class, the VA is now recouping 100% of the tuition and fee payment. For more information, please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at