Veterans Speak Out on Challenges, Opportunities of School After Service

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A Student Veteran Resource Center recently opened at Contra Costa College.  (Photo: Getty Images)

More than half of the veterans who use their education benefits at a California public school do so at a community college. Enter Contra Costa College's Veteran Resource Center, which aims to help students navigate the transition from military life to student life. In this hour, we'll hear from three veterans about the challenges they face at school -- everything from accessing their G.I.benefits to bonding with other students to the lingering effects of brain injuries.


Steven Talaga, Army veteran; president, Student Veterans’ Club at Contra Costa College

Anthony Kinney, Army veteran; student at Contra Costa College

Cameron Shearer, Army veteran, student at City College of San Francisco