The following veterans organizations provide support services that student veterans may find helpful. All have a direct relationship with the institution and support our efforts in assiting student veterans with the transition to civilian and college life. 

Vet Center

SUNY Oswego has established a relationship with the Watertown Vet Center to provide veterans with information on services and benefits available beyond the college campus. Numerous times a semester, VA counselors and outreach specialists will have information tables in the Campus Center and their Mobile Counseling Unit visits the academic quad multiple times a year. Watch your campus email for notifications of when they are on campus next.

Watertown Vet Center

210 Court St # 20  
Watertown, NY 13601
315.782.5479

Syracuse Vet Center

109 Pine Street, Suite 101
Syracuse, NY 13210
315.478.7127 or 315.478.7127

Oswego VA Outpatient Clinic

While the VA Medical Center is located approximately 45 minutes away in Syracuse, Oswego's east side has a VA Clinic in the Lowe's plaza. Their health care team consists of Oswego Hospital practitioners who provide primary care services at the clinic as well as routine diagnostic procedures and dietary services. Blood drawing and analysis services are available and emergency medicines can be provided.

A behavioral health care team consisting of a social worker, a psychiatrist and visiting counselors from the Syracuse VAMC provide medications, individual and group psychotherapy for veterans experiencing personal and emotional problems, including drug and alcohol problems.

Patients with specialized medical needs are treated at VA Health Care Upstate New York at Syracuse.

Oswego VA Outpatient Clinic

437 State Route 104 E
Oswego, NY 13126
315.207.0120

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

This department offers extensive information on all VA-related benefits and services such as health care, education, home loans, life insurance, location of facilities (including street maps), legislation, FAQs and more.

VA Regional Processing Office (VARPO)

130 South Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
1.888.442.4551

NYS Division of Veterans Affairs

This office provides counseling and advocacy for New York State veterans and their families to ensure they receive benefits granted by law for their service to New York and the nation

Oswego County Office Complex

70 Bunner Street 
Oswego, NY 13126
315.343.0394

Syracuse VA Medical Center

This center utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide a full range of patient care services, education and research. The 106-bed general medical and surgical facility provides comprehensive primary care, mental health care, tertiary care, long-term care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry and geriatric services.

The Syracuse VA Medical Center also operates a Community Care Center that provides a community day program, mental health intensive case management program, homeless veteran program and vocational services.

Syracuse VA Medical Center

800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
315.425.4400 | 800.792.4334

Oswego County Veterans Service Agency  

The Oswego County Veterans Service Agency provides assistance to veterans, dependents, and family members on veterans' benefits. Programs include compensation, pension, education, training, vocational rehabilitation, home loan guarantees, life insurance, burial and survivor benefits, health care and other federal benefits.

Oswego County Office Building

200 N. Second Street
Fulton, NY 13069
315.591.9100
Contact: Donna Kestner, Director

Easter Seals New York Military and Veteran Services

Easter Seals New York's Syracuse office operates two vocational programs in Central New York: the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and Vets2Jobs.  These programs follow a holistic, strengths based service model that is veteran centered to provide soft and hard skills for entry or re-entry into the work place.  Personalized services include assessment, career counseling, job readiness, resume writing, and interview instruction. Participants receive an Individualized Employment Plan with referrals to resources ensuring the veterans' ability to find, secure and maintain gainful employment. Veterans have access to peer mentors, as well as mentors from the business community to assist with re-entry, demilitarizing resumes, and assimilating into civilian work culture.

State Tower Building 

109 South Warren St, Suite 311
Syracuse, NY 13202
315.760.5800

VA Medical Center Military Order of the Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart is here for all veterans. A National Accredited Service Officer can help you with VA benefits (compensation, pension, government insurance, education, GI loans, vocational rehabilitation or filing a disability claim).

800 Irving Avenue
Suite A176
Syracuse NY 13210-2796
315.425.4400 x54383

OEF/OIF/OND VA Medical Center services (formerly Seamless Transition Program)

The VA has set up this special program which is designed to meet the specific needs of veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). Every VA medical center has an OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Team ready to welcome these veterans and help coordinate health care. Case managers, who are either nurses or social workers, coordinate patient care activities and help veterans navigate the VA system. 

Syracuse VA Medical Center

800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210 
Lauren Love-Debeau, OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager 
315.425.3481

Disabled American Veterans

This group provides assistance with VA disability compensation and pension claims. transportation to VA hospitals and other services. 

Local office

344 W. Genesee Street 2nd Floor
Syracuse NY 13202
315.423.5541

Clear Path for Veterans

Clear Path empowers military members, veterans and their families through traditional and non-traditional wellness-enhancing programming delivered in a safe and family-centered environment, while integrating community-based programs and services into a holistic network of supportive resources spanning central and upstate New York.

1223 Salt Springs Road
Chittenango, NY 13037 
315.687.3300

NYS Department of Labor - CNY Works - Local Veterans Employment Representative

As a veteran, you receive priority service in all New York State employment and training programs. Veterans' Employment Representatives, who are veterans themselves, are specifically trained to assist you in transitioning from the military, finding a new job, or starting a new career. Services include assistance with career assessment, referral to jobs, resume preparation, information on federal-state-local civil service opportunities, job-search planning, labor-market information, information on direct appointment to Civil Service positions and referrals to other agencies that provide veteran services.

CNY Works

443 North Franklin Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Contact: Bill Burns 315.477.6908 or Matt Sheehan 315.477.6919
Veterans Employment Hotline: 1.800.342.3358

Veterans of Foreign Wars


The VFW's mission is to foster camaraderie among U.S. veterans of overseas conflicts; to serve veterans, the military and communities; and to advocate on behalf of all veterans. Their vision is to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of their country.

Local Post

Post 5885
14 Bronson Street
Oswego, NY 13126-2204
315.343.1786

The American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans' organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. The nation's largest wartime veterans' service organization, the legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in its communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security and continued devotion to fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Local Post

William S. Monaghan Post 268 
69 W Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126
315.342.4927

National Resource Directory

This online partnership helps wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them by providing access to services and resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.


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