Matteo Bonomo, an Iraq veteran and student at Berkeley College, at podium, took part in a March 14 news conference at the Capitol in Albany, sponsored by Sen. Greg Ball, (R-Patterson), right of Bonomo, to introduce legislation benefiting veterans.

At right, Bonomo testified with Richard Robitaille, assistant vice president for military & veterans affairs at Berkeley College, at the Senate's Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, which Sen. Ball chairs. Bonomo, a criminal justice major, is vice president of the Student Government Association on Berkeley's New York City Campus.

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