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MCAGCC Twentynine Palms

November 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST


Twentynine Palms

About this event

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), California Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP), offers a full array of transition assistance. We serve to connect veterans, service members, and their families with California resources geared to ensure a successful transition into civilian life.


CalTAP invites you to our seminar, highlighting services and benefits available. This briefing is for service members, veterans, and their families.

For more information, call 800.952.5626 or email [email protected].

Please Note: This event venue is located on a Department of Defense (DOD) Military Installation. You must have proper Identification for base access to attend this event. Limited Seating is available.

In partnership with CalTAP, various speakers will provide a wealth of information to help navigate your transition to civilian life.


9:00 a.m. – CalVet/CalTAP Welcome

9:20 a.m. – Local Interagency Network Coordinator (LINC)

9:25 a.m – County Veteran Service Office

9:45 a.m – CalVet Home Loans

10:10 a.m. – Education

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Higher Education

11:00 a.m. – Employment

11:25 a.m. – Work for Warriors

11:40 a.m. – Entrepreneurship

12:00 p.m. – Question & Answer Panel


Below you will find more information about our guest speakers

Sean Campbell, Training Coordinator

CalVet, CalTAP

Sean Campbell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and enjoyed traveling with family during his youth. Moving to the Sacramento Valley allowed Sean to develop a love for California. He graduated from Sacramento High School and then joined the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.

Seven years of active duty allowed Sean to serve in numerous locations. Sean loved the Navy, travelled on ships, worked in hospitals, and visited various places around the world. His most exciting experiences were found living with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and working as their infantry medic. Being a member of the Navy/Marine Corps team provided unique opportunities for growth. He used these to complete his bachelor degree in Criminal Justice and earn the rank of E5.

Leaving active duty permitted Sean to transition his medical training into the security industry. He worked for an armed response security team evolving from a dispatcher, to a patrolman, and then became a team leader. Continuing his growth, Sean finished his Master Degree in Adult Education and ran a training department. Sean has earned instructor licenses in various curriculum from the American Heart Association, NRA, Taser, and the State of California.

“I have been given a rare chance to repay all the compassion, comradery, and campaign moments shared during my enlistment. I am honored by the opportunity to work with our CalTAP family as we empower service members, veterans, and their families.”

Merlene Steinbeck, Inland Empire LINC


While finishing her Bachelors degree in Legal Studies, and an Associates degree in Political Science, Merlene Steinbeck worked for the California State Assembly and the House of Representatives.  She became a subject-matter expert in regulations regarding USC Title 38. She has experience with veteran casework, analyzing the challenges veterans face, and recommending changes to the legal codes.

Merlene’s experience has given her the ability to become an effective advisor to community partners that provide direct services to veterans. She also provides recommendations to veterans regarding their specific and unique issues.

Brad Pedersen, Home Loans


Brad Pedersen is the Communications Officer for the CalVet Home Loan department. His firsthand experience of over 35 years selling Real Estate combined with his 24 years of loan originations uniquely qualifies him to serve the needs of the military community.

Work for Warriors (WFW)

Work for Warriors (WFW) is a free job placement program in California assisting all Service Members, Veterans, their families, natural disaster survivors, and Youth Academy graduates. With an ever-growing list of active business partnerships throughout California, Work for Warriors staff are able to offer candidates a wide variety of careers, ranging in experience and backgrounds. Veteran Staffing Consultants guide you through the hiring process. Whether you’re unemployed, underemployed, or in need of a change, they want to help you find the career you’ve been searching for!


November 17, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
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Base Education Center
Building 1530 Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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