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CWU Releases New Issue of Crimson & Black Magazine

The new issue of Central Washington University’s Crimson & Black magazine, which spotlights Central’s role in educating veterans, can now be viewed on the publication’s website (


Stories in the issue include:

• Profiles of former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CWU alumnus, General James Mattis (featured on the cover), and other successful military leaders who were educated at Central

• The role Central’s Veteran’s Affairs Office plays in helping veterans obtain a college education

• The history of Central’s “Vetville,” a post-World War II housing complex for veterans and their families that was once part of the Ellensburg campus

• CWU’s ROTC program and how it helps develop soldier-diplomats

• A look at how Central helps veterans return to civilian society and the challenges they face


Printed copies of Crimson & Black are mailed to university alumni, donors, and supporters, and distributed on the CWU campus in racks in academic buildings and in the Student Union and Recreation Center.

In addition to including current stories and archives of past features from the printed magazine, the Crimson & Black website offers web exclusive stories and photos. A pdf of the issue as well as all back issues can be found in the Crimson & Black archives (

Media contact: Richard Moreno, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-2714,