Veteran Services

Serving Those Who Have Served Us

Active duty service members and Veteran students have unique needs, and The Fab School is dedicated to meet them. The Fab School understands that every service member and Veteran have had diverse experiences and sometimes need assistance navigating their transition to civilian life.


The Fab School has a full-time administrator committed to helping students thru the educational benefits process.

The Fab School offers a variety of class schedules designed to fit the needs of all our students. With both full-time and part-time, day and evening classes, our students can be on their way to a career in the metal fabrication & welding industry in as little as six months.


If you are called to service, The Fab School will allow you to withdraw without financial or academic penalties, as long as you provide approved documentation. Upon completion of your service you may return to The Fab School to complete your education and transition to civilian life.

We understand the importance of your appointments with the Department of Veteran Affairs. The Fab School will excuse all Veteran related appointments with proper documentation.

At any point in the duration of the program a Veteran or service member encounters an issue, The Fab School will assist the Veteran in locating services to help them.


If you are interested in enrolling and have questions regarding using your GI Bill® benefits at The Fab School you can email us at or contact us at 1-800-411-WELD (9353).

GI Bill Resources

GI Bill® Website GI Bill ®Benefit Application
GI Bill ®Benefit Application GI Bill® Benefit Comparison
Post 9/11 GI Bill® Information
 GI Bill ® Help Number –  (888) GIBILL 1   |   (888) 442-4551

Local Veteran Resources

Throughout the nation, the VA has established Vet centers to assist Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life. They include:

  • Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
  • Family counseling for military related issues
  • Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
  • Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc.
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral
  • Employment assessment & referral
  • VBA benefits explanation & referral
  • Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.

Vet Centers in California

Bakersfield: Bakersfield Vet Center
Bonita: Chula Vista Vet Center
Capitola: Santa Cruz County Vet Center
Chico: Chico Vet Center
Citrus Heights: Citrus Heights Vet Center
Colton: San Bernardino Vet Center
Commerce: East Los Angeles Vet Center
Concord: Concord Vet Center
Corona: Corona Vet Center
Culver City: West Los Angeles Vet Center
Eureka: Eureka Vet Center
Fairfield: 4B RCS Pacific Western Regional Office
Fresno: Fresno Vet Center
Garden Grove: North Orange County Vet Center
Gardena: Los Angeles Vet Center
Mission Viejo: South Orange County Vet Center
Modesto: Modesto Vet Center
Oakland: Oakland Vet Center
Palmdale: Antelope Valley Vet Center
Redwood City: Peninsula Vet Center
Rohnert Park: Northbay Vet Center
Sacramento: Sacramento Vet Center
San Diego: San Diego Vet Center
San Francisco: San Francisco Vet Center
San Jose: San Jose Vet Center
San Luis Obispo: San Luis Obispo Vet Center
San Marcos: San Marcos Vet Center
Sepulveda: Sepulveda Vet Center
Temecula: Temecula Vet Center
Ventura: Ventura Vet Center
Victorville: High Desert Vet Center

PTSD Programs

Each medical center within VA has PTSD specialist who provide treatment for Veterans with PTSD.

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA 92357
Phone: 909-825-7084 Or 909-825-7084

PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient
Cheryl Hardcastle (909) 583-6044
Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team (WSDTT) Outpatient
Cheryl Hardcastle (909) 583-6044

East Los Angeles Community Based Outpatient Clinic
5426 E. Olympic Boulevard
City of Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: 323-725-7372

PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient
Rachel Stone (323) 725-7557 X 221

VA Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90822
Phone: 562-826-8000 Or 562-826-8000

PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient
Richard Hanson, PhD (562) 826-5604

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA)
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Phone: 310-478-3711

PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient
Leslie Martin, LCSW (310) 478-3711 X 48535

Mission Valley
8810 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-400-5000

PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient
Steven Thorp (619) 400-5199

Women’s Stress Disorder Treatment Team (WSDTT) Outpatient
John McQuaid (415) 552-8585