Veteran of the month: Joseph Amador

Joseph Amador, a history major, served four years in the Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman also known as “mag rats.” His job description involved building bombs and rockets, while also maintaining torpedoes, aerial mines and missiles. Spending most of his time on the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72 below the water line in the ship, he was unable to see the light of day for long periods of time.

Five veterans certified through Project Choice

After a two weekend-long educational training workshop totaling 24 hours, five veterans are now the first certified health advocates at a community college as a result of a partnership with a university organization. Geared specifically for the veteran, Latino and disabled populations, the workshop, as part of the Cal State LA Project Choice initiative, covered preventative measures against HIV, STDs and substance abuse. With the goal of raising awareness of HIV, STD and substance abuse prevention within these communities, Project Choice-CSULA reaches out to local …