Military Connected Conference aims to expand understanding between military and civilian communities

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Northern Arizona University is hosting the Spring 2021 Military Connected Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 5 to help bridge the gap between military and civilian communities. The event seeks opportunities to expand the understanding and diversity of experiences within NAU’s military connected student community.

Keynote speakers Vice Adm. Robin Braun and Maj. Gen. Earl Matthews will open the event with insight from their own military experiences. Braun served 37 years in the U.S. Navy, flew more than 5,800 flight hours and remains the highest-ranking woman aviator to serve in the U.S. Navy. Matthews served in several U.S. Air Force positions within Cyberspace Operations and the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and was responsible for the development of 77,000 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel.

Following their opening remarks, NAU faculty will host sessions covering a variety of topics to include how classic literature shapes depictions of the military and veterans and an overview of support services for veterans at NAU. Panel discussions will explore ways to better connect Arizona, Indigenous people and military communities, which include hearing from current students about their experiences.

The conference is free and open to all NAU faculty and staff, but registration is required. Visit the Military Connected Conference webpage for the full event schedule, session descriptions and presenter bios. To register, go to NAU Veteran and Military Services registration webpage.