Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Anna Escareno-Garza.

Anna joined the Air Force in 1989. She served as a Law Enforcement Specialist from 1990 to 1994.

Six years later, she re-enlisted as an Information Technology Specialist, serving from 2001 to 2011. She deployed to Iraq in 2005 and in 2008.

Anna medically retired in 2011.

She is now married with four children and three grandchildren. She is currently attending Del Mar College working on a Paralegal Degree.

Thank you for your service, Anna!


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Published on Oct. 15, 2016

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  1. Myron Coleman October 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I have been waiting almost 3 years to hear from the Va about my disable benefits I would like to know who can help me because everyone I called told me my paper work is in Washington and still no word. I’d love some real help.

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