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5 Things to Know about the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, in partnership with the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Hospital, operates a health clinic on campus, the first facility of its kind on a university campus. The clinic provides health care to University students, faculty and staff eligible for VA care.

The VMA serves around 4,100 military-affiliated students annually, amounting to a positive financial impact of over $70 million to the University.

The VMA serves more than veterans. Its student population includes veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel, military dependents, and Army and Air Force ROTC.

The VMA team includes three retired military members — One Army, One Air Force, and One Marine — representing a total of over 71 years of military service.

The VMA’s primary role is to certify earned education benefits for veterans and their dependents to the Department of Veterans Affairs. VMA provides a computer lab, study space and work-study opportunities for UA military-affiliated students. The VMA hosts several events for UA faculty, staff and student populations. The Crimson Legion, a VMA-sponsored veteran and military-affiliated student organization, provides students with social opportunities and community service projects. The VMA, as a part of the Division of Student Life, also participates in events supporting all student populations here at UA.