Valerie Heffner, a Marine Corps veteran and member of American Legion Post 27 in Arizona, has been director of veterans affairs at Mesa Community College for the past 25 years. She serves on the legislative committee of the National Association of Veterans' Program Administrators and as a member of the executive board for the Western Association of Veteran Program Administrators.

Questions about the GI Bill can be directed to her by e-mail at for possible publication in American Legion media.