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It is a tragic fact of life for veterans high unemployment hitting those who served very hard.
Now California's -- -- colleges are doing their part to try to get -- back to work.
You both live in Los Angeles with more hi Anita.
Well hi there Greg imagine coming back from war to find a struggling economy and high unemployment.
What he California the Department of Veterans Affairs is teaming up with the community college system.
To make sure that veterans don't get left behind especially when it comes to a good education.
Corporal Aaron -- served in Iraq for three and a half months before and -- immediate tax cut short his tour in 2007.
The next year and a purple heart recipient was out of the Marines and facing a problem thousands of vets know all too well.
The biggest thing was that comment ticket down army brat when I -- getting out of service but California's Veterans Affairs Department is simplifying the transition from combat.
To the classroom.
After signing up vets get an email list of colleges in their zip code alone with financial aid information.
Much of their application is even filled out for that using data from their military for its making it easier for vets like -- right to act to get the ball rolling.
I was a little lost -- first and afraid to do I want to go to school.
But just did not know how to even make the first -- even applying for school.
That's changing and California hopes it will become a model for other states.
To help vets with their first steps back into civilian life.
Our veterans have made a sacrifice for our country and and they certainly deserve a helping hand when they come home.
Unfortunately Aaron -- returned home from combat before this program was put into place and he had a little bit of difficulty getting into college she eventually did.
They're hoping is that -- -- next -- arrive at a come along he or she will have a much easier time and by the way Greg this is this program is a first in the nation.
California's the first state to do this so that works well here.
We could see it popping up in other states -- wish them the best Anita Vogel thanks very much at the January.
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