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Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

“In the Army, we’re all brothers. We protect each other. Here, there’s no bond, it’s everyone for themselves.” Dan Kuciver, retired Army staff sergeant Stories and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Kuciver sits quietly at the table in his dining room, hooked up to his oxygen machine. His wife Karen, the […]

Veterans want more 'safe spaces'

Veterans want more ‘safe spaces’

“It’s important for every employee at Pima to have an awareness and understanding of the veterans ” Jorge Camarillo, veterans center coordinator By ROBYN ZELICKSON Will Wood was a 26-year-old Army sergeant when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. He was responsible for six or seven soldiers, many of them just 19 years old. “It’s not […]

Student Veterans of America seeks reboot

Student Veterans of America seeks reboot

BY ARLAETH RAMIREZ Student Veterans of America, a national veterans organization, is re-energizing the veterans center in room RV150 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus. The organization, which started in 2008, has organized to protect the GI Bill from cutbacks. The bill benefits helps veterans cover costs of education or training. Air Force veteran Kyle […]

Student vets left in the dust

Student vets left in the dust

By PABLO ESPINOSA Pima Community College student veteran George Burdelte, who spent 10 years in the Navy and Army, depends on his veteran’s benefits to make ends meet. He is still waiting for this semester’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. The delay in payments left him with a negative bank account balance. His car has been […]