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Veterans returning to college life face unique circumstances

Former military members Eugene Dehoney (left) and Jose Bueno (right) pose for a picture at the Veterans Resource Center at American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Barnes)

Anthony Barnes

May 15, 2019

Serving in the military requires both a great deal of sacrifice and discipline. Those same levels of sacrifice and discipline are then put to use again as former military members make their way back into the world of education. For many at American River College, that journey can be complicated and di...

ARC acknowledges sacrifices of military women

Benita Wilson, who served at Travis Air Force Base, volunteers to sing the national anthem and celebrate women in the military in the Student Center at American River College on Oct. 27, 2018. (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

November 1, 2018

Flags wave in the air, the national anthem echoes through the halls and the color guard marches in as American River College honors military women. The Veterans Resource Center at ARC partnered with Veterans Affairs to host a Military Women’s Appreciation Day on Saturday Oct. 26. More than 400...

American River College Veterans Resource Center hosts Military women appreciation

Brittney Goode prepares to volunteer for the Military Women's Appreciation Day at the Veteran's Resource Center on Oct. 3rd (Photo by Christian Sutton)

Christian Sutton

October 3, 2018

They served us, now we serve them with a day to say ‘thank you’ to women who gave everything for our country. American River College Veterans Resource Center will partner with Veterans Affairs to host a Military Women’s Appreciation Day. The event will be on Saturday Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in th...

Veteran shares his struggles with PTSD

Speaker Bryan Adams recounts his time serving in the US Army and the mental after effects of being a sniper during the Iraq war on May 4. (Photo by Matthew Nobert)

Claire Bathory

May 7, 2016

Iraq war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Bryan Adams spoke at American River College on Wednesday, addressing the reality of PTSD and the experiences that he’d brought back with him to the United States after his time in the service. PTSD, like many mental health issues, isn’t spoken about openl...

Faces of war

Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many Americans, the reality of war never hit home. (Photo illustration by Barbara Harvey)

November 3, 2015

The original version of this story spelled Hamed Hafezy's first name with an i in stead of with an e. Within the next few years, those beginning in college or joining the military will have little to no memories of an America that wasn’t involved in conflict in Afghanistan—though for many America...

Faces of war: Michael Monk

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. and former ARC student Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. “Some people want to become doctors, firemen. … I wanted to be a soldier,” Monk said. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

Barbara Harvey

November 3, 2015

Unlike some of his peers at the VRC, retired Army Sgt. Michael Monk, 27, never wanted to leave the service. Monk had wanted to be a soldier for as long as he can remember. “Some people want to become doctors, firemen. … I wanted to be a soldier,” Monk said. Monk describes his former role...

Faces of war: Colin Lewis

ARC student Colin Lewis was deployed to both Bagram and an area near Kabul in Afghanistan. Lewis credits the Veterans Resource Center with helping veterans succeed as students. (Photo courtesy of Colin Lewis)

Barbara Harvey

November 3, 2015

Before enlisting, Colin Lewis had desperately wanted to get out of Mississippi. “There’s not really much to do there,” Lewis said of his home state. Lewis needed a job to do that, and the men in his family had a tradition of service. He enlisted and was deployed to Afghanistan as a combat...

College Hour discusses Harlem Hellfighters in WWI

Ashley Nanfria

October 16, 2015

The French called them the 'Men of Bronze' out of respect, and the Germans called them the 'Harlem Hellfighters' out of fear. In the R.A.D presents College Hour on Thursday, American River College History professor Rudy Pearson shared his insights and knowledge on WWI and the book “The Harlem He...

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