Welcome to MCC
MCC salutes and supports our student Service-members and Veterans. This site is dedicated to providing you with tools and resources to be successful students. The Enrollment Guide contains steps that all students should take to get enrolled at MCC.
Thank you for your service!
Resources for Veterans
Do you qualify for VA Health Care?
You can visit the VA Health Eligibility website to find out if you qualify. Veterans who meet eligibility requirements may complete online or download the Application for Health Benefits (10-10EZ) form from the VA Health Eligibility website.
Campus Resources & GI Bill Benefits
Military Transcripts and Records
The American Council on Education (ACE) was created in 1942 to recognize the educational value of military training and experience.
Visit the ACE Military Programs website to see how much credit you may have earned from your military training.
How to Get Military Service Records
The National Archives is able to provide Military personnel records for proving proof of military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records by submitted a request to the National Archives.
- Navy and Marines
- Air Force
- Coast Guard
The Army uses the AARTS system, which automatically captures your academic credits from military training, and Standardized tests. The AARTS system is available to enlisted soldiers only. AARTS Transcript Delivery Web Site
Army Officers must use the form DD 295 (Application for Evaluation of Learning) to report their military training and experience.
The Navy and Marine Corps use the SMART system. This system automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores. SMART Homepage
The Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) automatically captures your training, experience and standardized test scores. Transcript information may be viewed at the CCAF web site.
The Coast Guard Institute (CGI) requires each Service-member to submit documentation of all training (except correspondence course records), along with an enrollment form, to receive a transcript.
Under most circumstances, Veterans are eligible to use their former service branches transcript program. However if you are not eligible for AARTS, SMART, CCAF, or CGI systems, you will need to fill out form DD-295 (Officers/Warrant Officers) and provide your DD-214 Discharge Document to receive credit of your experience.
Military Member and Veteran Resources
Resources for Writing a Military-to-Civilian Resume
This orgaization is dedicated to all Veterans, with special dedication to those who served during the Cold War era September 1945 to December 1991.
The American Legion is a patriotic, war-time veteran’s organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness.
AMVET: American Veterans As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens.
Disabled American Veterans The DAV is dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
Grace After Fire A place for women veterans, and their loved ones, to connect with one another and with our professional partners, to find resources, to learn and to get involved.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the troops and veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those troops and veterans.
Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW The members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars live by the motto, “Honor the dead by helping the living.”
Military Order of the Purple Heart Chartered by Congress in 1958, The Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Although our membership is restricted to the combat wounded, we support all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs by Chapters and National Service Officers.
National Association of Black Veterans, Inc. The NABVETS Kansas City Local Chapter contact: Mr. Chester D. Thompson, III, President 816-898-0060 or 1-888-NABVETS. NABVETS provides strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress, the Federal Administration, State Administrations and other agencies and organizations. NABVETS provides personal advocacy on behalf of veterans seeking claims against the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; advocacy for youth in all matters required for successful passage into adulthood; advocacy on behalf of families; with community involvement, provides advocacy in creating positive lifestyles for veterans; and to generate and preserve the historical record.
Student Veterans of America
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States.
Vietnam Veterans of America The only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The mission of the VFW is to "honor the dead by helping the living" through veterans' service, community service, national security and a strong national defense.
Branches of Services
U.S. Army The Army’s mission is to fight and win our Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders.
U.S. Air Force The mission of the United States Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests -- to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.
U.S. Navy The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.
U.S. Marines The United States Marine Corps serves as an amphibious force-in-readiness and has three primary areas of responsibility: "The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns; The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces; and such other duties as the President may direct.
U.S. Coast Guard The United States Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation's five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and America's coasts, ports, and inland waterways.
U.S. Army Reserve
U.S. Air Force Reserve
U.S. Navy Reserve
National Guard Bureau
Reservist Component Resources
* External resources are listed for informational purposes and do not reflect an endorsement by Manchester Community College.
For more information, contact the Veteran Services Office at 860-512-3362.
For additional information, contact Julie Greene