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Student veterans face unique challenges transitioning to college

Update: Veterans Forum CCSF Accreditation
Panelist/Journalist Alex Emslie’s article referenced to in Friday’s discussion

Student veterans face unique challenges transitioning to college
by Alex Emslie
November 7, 2012
Golden Gate Express

Striking out into the Afghanistan countryside to find the enemy was “just a job” to City College of San Francisco student and U.S. Army veteran Miles Foltz.

As president of the CCSF Veterans Alliance, Foltz helps other student veterans navigate their GI Bill benefits and shift from military to college life, but the transition is not always an easy one.

“It can be difficult,” Foltz said. “Being in classrooms full of students who are younger than you and don’t have the same experiences. It can be frustrating.”  Continue reading

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Napa’s Soldier’s Cross

Dedication: September 29, 2012
Napa Veterans Memorial Park
Main and Third Street, Napa, California

On a sunny Saturday afternoon Napa residents dedicated a Soldier’s Cross Monument. It was Napa’s tribute honoring the military service of men and women who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. Virtual Memorials to six of the fallen  were created by Veteran Stone and the Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.

Napa's Iraq & Afghanistan War Virtual Memorials

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Napa’s Iraq & Afghanistan Virtual Memorials

Virtual Monuments Honors The Military Service of Fallen Iraq & Afghanistan Service Men & Women
Napa Veterans Memorial Park
September 29, 2012

Napa’s memorial monument is dedicated to the men and women of Napa County who lost their lives serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Virtual Memorials for SSGT  Dwight J. Morgan, LCPL Phillip G. West, PFC Jennifer L Cole, CPO Darrik C. Benson, SGT Chase B. Stanley, and SPC Garrett A. Fant were created as living legacies and as a of their military service by their family and friends. Veteran Stone, Inc. created free site app technology to host the Virtual Memorials. So the Memorials can be viewed on Androids or iPhones by simply downloading the QR code at the site. The Memorial videos were produced by the Veterans Media Center of San Francisco.

Napa’s memorial is located at Napa Veterans Memorial Park

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David Smith: Veteran Of The Month, July 2012

Veterans Media Center of San Francisco is proud to present Veteran David Smith, previously a Corporal with the United States Marine Corps, as our first “Veteran of the Month.”

Each month the VMCSF highlights a Veteran whose voice makes a contribution to our community.

Veteran of the Month is a project of the Veterans Media Center of San Francisco; Continue reading