Military

featured graphic for Lou Correa, Democratic Congressman for the 46th District in California, during COVID-19

Congressmen Lou Correa (D-CA) and Peter Meijer (R-MI) reintroduced The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2021. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to perform clinical research on the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in treating veterans’ post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. …continue reading

featured graphic for news from the County of Orange during COVID-19, seal of the County of Orange courtesy of Orange County

The Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCDB) was awarded a Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) grant by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for the amount of $500,000 to help veterans find jobs. In partnership with the Orange County (OC) Veterans Service Office, OC One-Stop Center, and a consortium of …continue reading

featured graphic for California State Senator Dave Min representing District 37 during COVID-19

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced his Senate Bill (SB) 763, which broadens the allowance of veterans suffering from military-related trauma to petition for resentencing, cleared the public safety committee unanimously. SB 763 builds upon 2015 legislation related to incarcerated veterans and their ability to petition for resentencing and removes its …continue reading

As deaths due to COVID-19 surpass half a million in the U.S., it’s difficult to find someone not personally affected by the pervasive contagion in some way. Daughters lost fathers, brothers lost sisters, and entire families have been destroyed by this pandemic. For one California National Guard Soldier working at …continue reading

featured graphic for news from the California Department of Employment Development

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today it has awarded $4.9 million in Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) grants for 11 organizations in 13 counties that will help veterans find jobs. “These grants will help connect our veterans with services, training, skills assessment, and job placement across California,” said …continue reading

featured graphic for the United States Navy during COVID-19

An Anaheim, California, native is serving aboard USS Philippine Sea, a U.S. Navy a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. Lieutenant Junior Grade Sarah English is a 2013 Orange Lutheran High School graduate and a 2017 graduate of University of Southern California. Today, English serves as a Surface Warfare Officer. …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for April 04 through April 10 include a real estate scam, illegal narcotics, and development at Long Beach Airport. Top Ten Stories for April 04 through April 10 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Torrance man …continue reading

featured graphic for VA Long Beach Healthcare System during COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic *** By Appointment ONLY *** We have a limited amount of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Make your appointment now! ELIGIBILITY Veterans regardless of age and enrollment status, their spouses, caregivers and certain beneficiaries. WHEN Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE …continue reading