Spotlight: New Military Services Director Empowers Student Vets

By Marko Salopek, reporter PPCC’s Director of Military and Veterans Program (MVP), Paul Dececco, says his mission as the new program director is to “empower military personnel, veterans, and their families to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.” Dececco, who has been at his post since Oct. 1, 2017,  grew up in eastern Pennsylvania, …
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Commentary: Vet Battles Opioid Addiction

By Jake Altinger reporter For roughly the last two decades, the Department of Defense (DOD) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have been pumping fuel into the wildfire of opioid addictions and overdoses blazing across the country, and as a recent combat veteran, I have personal experience with the variety of hoses through which that …
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Combat Paper is for Everyone

By Camille Liptak, reporter Through a week-long art-making workshop at PPCC campuses, nearly 340 members of the community re-purposed donated military uniforms into creative works of self-expression. When I initially walked into the Rampart Range atrium on the first day of the Combat Paper workshop, I was uncertain. Combat Paper is a decade-old program that …
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