MVA Public Notices & News
Josh O’Brien, Stand-Up Comedian, Navy Sea Bee Veteran
Josh O’Brien was a U.S. Navy Seabee who reached out to MVA Veteran Service Officer Joel Castellanos, and was able to get the compensation he deserved after serving his Country.
New Faces of Freedom
To commemorate the twenty-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9.11.01, the LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has produced a series of videos with service men, women and families from the post 9-11 military era, entitled “New Faces of Freedom.” As part of an ongoing series, we tell the story of individuals who played a part in the longest war in U.S. history, highlighting how the U.S. military has changed.
PACT ACT – Apply Now
The PACT Act will make monumental changes to allow greater care to Veterans and others who have been impacted by exposure to harmful toxins, while also improving the VA’s processes and ability to determine presumptive conditions due to harmful exposure.
The weekly Board of Supervisors meeting for the County of Los Angeles initiates with the Pledge of Allegiance led by the Pledge Vet of the week.
The Pledge Vet is sponsored by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for recognition.
Veterans interested in representing their supervisorial district please contact 1-877-4-LA-VETS (1-877-452-8387).
At the age of 22, Ruben Garcia was drafted into the United States Army, where he proudly served from April 03, 1971 to March 15, 1972. During his enlistment, Garcia served in the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 device, and Overseas Bar for his service during the war’s phase VII counteroffensive.
The Wolf Connection
A unique educational sanctuary and wilderness retreat center that brings people together through direct relationship with rescued wolves for the purpose of empowering the next generation to become authentic leaders and stewards of the earth. With the help of the animals, at-risk groups reconnect with nature, learn to be of service by responsibly caring for another being, and work towards becoming the kind of person they want to be through Wolf Therapy®.
Vet Day LA Campaign
MVA has launched a media campaign to promote services provided by MVA’s accredited Veteran Service Officers to assist veterans, National Guardsmen and military reservists throughout the County. The goal of the Vet Day LA campaign is to reach military veterans between the ages of 25-54, and encourage them to take advantage benefits they are entitled to after serving in the US military. The campaign leading up to Veterans Day includes four media strategies to increase awareness of MVA services: radio, television, social media and direct marketing.
Volunteer curator Glen Roosevelt takes a final walk around Bob Hope Patriotic Hall before quietly retiring. For 20 years, he’s worked behind-the-scenes to archive thousands of artifacts, including uniforms, medals, letters and photos donated by families trusting him with their prized possessions. He’s part historian and part visual artist but sees his most important role as keeping alive the stories of the nation’s fallen brave.