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  • www.va.gov – Information regarding VA Health Care System or you can call toll free at 877-222-VETS

  • www.oefoif.va.gov information for returning service members

  • www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf – booklet: Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

  • www.military.com – Translating your military skills is critical to get the job you want. Convert your resume into “civilian” language”.

  • Personal services for Veterans and their families

    The Soldiers Project is a community based FREE and CONFIDENTIAL mental health service providing personalized care to veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq and their families. To receive a consultation call 516-284-7531 or e-mail them at longisland@thesoldiersproject.org

    Like the Soldiers Project, The Rosen Center provides the families of the military and law enforcement free mental health counseling in the realm of personal, pediatric and couple counseling. They however are located only at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset. http://northshorelij.com/hospitals/location/florence-robert-family-wellness.

    The Saddle Rock Ranch in Coram has offered its therapeutic services to those with mental and physical handicaps for years. They are now expanding their services to veterans. They offer free horseback riding to veterans and families. Follow their link to learn more. http://www.familyres.org/services/saddle-rock-ranch.html.

    To fill in the gaps that might exist in the area of social services for veterans and families, the United Veterans Beacon House http://www.uvbh.com/ and Suffolk United Veterans http://www.scuv.org/ provide a host of services on a personal level.

    As a partner with veterans in the Long Island region, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health care system is offering a link to veterans with the NS-LIJ community of hospitals in all aspects of employment. Opportunities range from Health care to security to personnel to IT specialties. They now have an email address where interested veterans can send their resumes directly. The address is: veteran@nshs.edu. This is for veterans only! Your point of contact is USAF veteran and Veteran Program Specialist Bernadette Ann Fackovec.

    Her contact info is:
    North Shore-LIJ
    1991 Marcus Ave, Suite 310
    Lake Success, NY 11042
    P | 516-472-6069
    F | 516-876-5756
    bfackovec@nshs.edu

    PSEG Long Island values the work ethics and technical skills learned through your military experience. We want you to consider a rewarding career with PSEG Long Island. Please visit us at our website www.pseg.com/careers and be sure to search jobs by key word PSEGLI. Discover the broad range of opportunities available to you here at PSEG Long Island—and here in a state that is a great place to work, live and play. Your point of contact is Heidi Brown Training and Staff Support Clerk. PSEG is proud to be an EEO/AA employer, including race, gender, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    For further information, go to the Veterans Information full site.

    The office of Veterans Services will help the applicant navigate the admissions, registration and financial aid process. This office, located in Roosevelt Hall room 109, is the primary point of contact for all veteran and reservist applicants interested in attending Farmingdale State College.

    The veterans club meets on Tuesdays during the fall and spring semesters in the Veterans lounge. Feel free to access the Veterans club facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FarmingdaleVeteransClub?fref=ts

    As a Veterans and Military friendly school, Farmingdale State College takes pride in its compliance with President Obama's Principles of Excellence as outlined in Executive Order 13607.

    Farmingdale State College does not have any ROTC detachments on campus. However, we do participate in the cross-town program with several colleges in the New York area.

    Hofstra University ARMY http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/MILSCI/index.html
    St. John's University ARMY http://armyrotc.com/edu/nystjohns/index.htm
    SUNY Maritime NAVY/USMC nrotc@sunymaritime.edu
    Fordham University ARMY http://www.fordham.edu/academics/special_programs/army_rotc_ram_battal/
    Manhattan College AIR FORCE http://home.manhattan.edu/~afrotc/new/

    • Intent to enroll fee waived

    • Vehicle parking fee waived

    • Orientation fee waived

    • Housing deposit waived

    • Fitness center fee waived

    • Priority room reservation

    • Health and wellness center free (except for lab tests)

    The Soldiers Project is a community based FREE and CONFIDENTIAL mental health service providing personalized care to veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq and their families. To receive a consultation call 516-284-7531 or e-mail them at longisland@thesoldiersproject.org

    Like The Soldiers Project, The Rosen Center provides the families of military and law enforcement free mental health counseling in the realm of personal, pediatric and couples counseling. They however are located only at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset. http://www.northshorelij.com/hospitals/location/florence-robert-rosen-family-wellness

    The Saddle Rock Ranch in Coram has offered its therapeutic services to those with mental and physical handicaps for years. They are now expanding their services to veterans. They offer free horseback riding to veterans and their families. Follow their link to learn more. http://www.familyres.org/services/saddle-rock-ranch.html

    To fill in the gaps that might exist in the area of social services for veterans and families, the United Veterans Beacon House http://www.uvbh.com/ and Suffolk County United Veterans http://www.scuv.org/ provide a host of services on a personal level.

    As a partner with veterans in the Long Island region, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health care system is offering a link to veterans with the NS-LIJ community of hospitals in all aspects of employment. Opportunities range from Health care to security to personnel to IT specialties. They now have an email address where interested veterans can send their resumes directly. The address is: veteran@nshs.edu. This is for veterans only! Your point of contact is USAF veteran and Veteran Program Specialist Bernadette Ann Fackovec.

    Her contact info is:
    North Shore-LIJ
    1991 Marcus Ave, Suite 310
    Lake Success, NY 11042
    P | 516-472-6069
    F | 516-876-5756
    bfackovec@nshs.edu

    PSEG Long Island values the work ethics and technical skills learned through your military experience. We want you to consider a rewarding career with PSEG Long Island. Please visit us at our website www.pseg.com/careers and be sure to search jobs by key word PSEGLI. Discover the broad range of opportunities available to you here at PSEG Long Island—and here in a state that is a great place to work, live and play. Your point of contact is Heidi Brown Training and Staff Support Clerk. PSEG is proud to be an EEO/AA employer, including race, gender, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


    Eric Farina, Director of Veteran's Affairs
    Roosevelt Hall, Room 109
    631-794-6168
    farinaed@farmingdale.edu

    Eric Farina is the Director of Veteran's Services at Farmingdale State College. His office is in Laffin hall, room 202. Eric was a public school teacher for eight years in Atlanta before returning to Long Island.  He has taught as an adjunct professor in history at Suffolk Community College's Ammerman campus in Selden.  He holds a BA in history from Long Island University and an MA in military history from American Public University.  He has a total of ten years military service in all components of the US Army: Active, Reserve, National Guard and The Active Guard-Reserve program. In his last position he served for three years as the full-time Training NCO for Company B, 69th Infantry at the Huntington Station armory.

    See Eric Farina featured on Newsday.com, February 15, 2014:
    Vet groups on college campuses ease transition