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For Our Military

Aloha and welcome! Leeward CC is an approved institution for education and training under the Veteran’s Educational Assistance Act (GI Bill) and the Dependent’s Act.

Veterans Prospective Checklist
Download the checklist before next semester begins:

The Veterans Resource Center on campus helps in transitioning veterans students into college life and academic success.  It’s a place to help keep active military and our vets stay connected on campus and help to support academic accomplishments.

We hope to develop processes and programs to help create a positive experience for our veterans on campus,  such as a "lending library" to assist in providing textbooks (or funding for textbooks) for veterans waiting to receive educational benefit funds.

VRC Hours & Location:
Mondays - Fridays
9am - 4pm
BS 103

We will also have a Veteran Success on Campus (VSOC) Representative, hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs-Honolulu Region. The VSOC rep serves as  a liaison from the VA to help give you guidance of VA resources. 

The VSOC program serves as the on-campus face of  the VA to address the unique needs of Veterans in college, with consideration of the following:

  • Veteran students transitioning from active duty service to civilian life and educational pursuits face unique challenges entering the college setting. They may need special supportive services to deal with symptoms of PTSD, TBI, or other mental and physical health issues.
  • Numerous educational and training institutions have developed Veteran-focused support programs. These programs vary in focus from cohort learning to more specialized and individualized services. What some of these programs potentially lack may be the ability to address Veterans’ need for assistance in accessing VA benefits, VA medical referrals, or Veteran-specific career and employment services.
  • VetSuccess counselors can provide Veteran students with a referral for health services through VA medical facilities and local Vet Centers, information on submitting a claim for Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VRE) as well as locating community and campus resources.
  • The VSOC program mission is to provide supportive guidance to ensure Veterans’ health, education, and VA benefit needs are met, while utilizing their VA educational benefits.

New VSOC is Claire Kusakabe
Contact info:
Claire Kusakabe
email: claire [dot] kusakabe [at] va [dot] gov
phone: 808-455-0313

Military and Veterans Coordination Program

The Military and Veterans Coordination Program (MVCP) is an on-campus program designed to assist Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Military Veterans, and their Dependents with their educational goals at Leeward by providing resources, information, and support services from “registration to graduation.” Details on First Fridays, a series of informational and social get-togethers, and the Mobile Vet Center

If you need more information, please contact the VA counselor,
LeeAnne Santos Egan, MPA
Office: BS 103
Phone: 808-455-0410
Email: leeanne [at] hawaii [dot] edu

Details on How to Apply
Step by step instructions on how to apply to become a Leeward student. more info
Details on Veterans' Benefits
Leeward CC’s Veterans Affairs provides assistance to eligible student Veterans, Active Service persons, Dependents, Reservists, and National Guard Members with state and federal educational benefit programs.  The VA staff is committed to servicing all qualified and disabled veterans and their dependents in their educational pursuits.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Effective for the Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 academic year, Leeward Community College is an approved participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP). This program allows our institution to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the resident tuition and fees of our public institution. Read more…



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