Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members

Veterans' OASIS

Tunxis Community College

Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members (OASIS)

Dedicated to fostering a healthy relationship between students and community. Established in 2007, the OASIS has turned into more than just a place on campus for student veterans, “it is a place to surround myself with people who get me, it’s more like a family,” says a student. The center, located near the student lounge, thrives off community support and donations. Karen DeBari, veteran mentor, has established the Tunxis OASIS as the pillar example for community colleges in how they support servicemen and women transitioning out of service.

Above: A video and original composition by Peter Jannuzzi. Jannuzzi is a pediatrician and veteran who served from 1982-1991 in the US Army Medical Corps. He says, “My status as a veteran is really by definition only. My service in no way compares to those who had to endure warfare.  I am trying to raise money to help veterans who served in any conflict  by  helping to support the OASIS center at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.”

Jannuzzi has raised over $10,000.00 using GoFundMe.com. To view the project or to donate, visit The American Way on GoFundMe campaign.

More about Jannuzzi’s contribution to the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS

Want 4 FREE Tickets Behind Home Plate?

Tunxis Community College and Asnuntuck Community College are proud to be “Military Family of the Game” sponsors for the Hartford Yard Goats Baseball Team.

During each of the 70 upcoming home games, a military family will be selected to receive four free tickets behind home plate and go out on the field for the National Anthem. To register and be eligible for the free tickets go to the link below and the Military Family of the Game registration web-page. It’s fast and easy to register, so do it today! The Yard Goats collect the nominations and select all recipients.

We encourage you to apply and thank you so much for your service!

Contact Peter McCluskey if you have any questions.


OASIS Virtual Tour

A tour of the OASIS with clips and testimonials from the bus trip to the 9/11 Memorial.

Music: Peter Jannuzzi – The American Way

History of the OASIS

Learn about the Veterans’ OASIS initiative.


VETS OASIS receives $10,000 Check for Fundraiser

Posted January 23, 2018

Tunxis Community College Veterans’ OASIS received a $10,000 donation from Dr. Peter Jannuzzi and Tom Mazzarella on December 12 to help Tunxis student veterans.


A big thank you to the following organizations, businesses, and individuals for supporting our mission!