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Oct 25, 2017

A couple weeks ago we published a special episode with the Center for Minority Veterans to feature a panel that was originally scheduled for the Women Veterans Summit. One panel member was missing from that episode, so I brought Melissa Castillo on to interview her as our featured guest. Melissa talks to us about her military service, working for VA, and her experience as a woman minority Veteran.

About Melissa Castillo:

Ms. Melissa Castillo enlisted in the US Navy. She completed basic training and Torpedoman’s Mate “A” School at the Naval Air Station, Orlando, FL. Her duty station included on board the USS Simon Lake (AS-33) in La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy; Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT; and Naval Operational Support Center, San Antonio, TX.

Ms. Castillo has over 10 years of experience in VA benefits. She is accredited by Texas Veterans Commission and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as a Veterans Service Officer.

Covered in Episode 53:

    • Call 855-QUIT-VET to get a plan to quit smoking
    • Interview Navy Veteran Melissa Castillo
       
      • Why she joined the Navy
      • Her decision to get out
      • Her experience as a Hispanic woman Veteran
      • Her work as a Veterans Service Officer in Dallas County
    • Center for Minority Veterans
    • #VeteranOfTheDay Philiip Iyotte
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