Welcome Orange County Veterans And Military Families!
The Orange County Veterans & Military Families Collaborative (OCVMFC) is here to serve as a bridge connecting veterans, active duty and reserve service members, and military family members to quality resources, benefits, services, and opportunities within the community of Orange County, California.
The OCVMFC, a coalition of service organizations, facilitates access to comprehensive services for veterans, service members and their families.
The vision of the OCVMFC is to continue to be recognized as the primary front door for veterans, active service members and their families for quality benefits, services, and integration into the community of Orange County.
News and Updates
We are thrilled to announce the successful completion
of our first cohort of the OC Music & Dance Operation
Gig Live Audio Engineering Certification Program!
'This 8-week course was designed specifically for US
military veterans who want to embark on a career in
live sound reinforcement.
OCVMFC was featured on a CBS News segment in a new weekly series, “On Your Side: Veterans Voices”, where the goal is to help Veterans and their families across Southern California with stories touching on all issues- housing, homelessness, mental health, economy/finding jobs, etc. They will also highlight Veterans doing good things and any extraordinary stories sent to them. If you have any stories you would like us to share about your agency or organization, please e-mail us at at https://www.ocvmfc.info/contact
Please view the link below for the story and feel free
to share with your networks as well:
List of Veterans Serving Orange
County in Legislative Positions
VA dedicates Women Veterans Recognition Day (June 12) to recognizing, honoring, and remembering the women who have served our country. On June 12, 1948, the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act was signed by President Harry S. Truman, allowing women to permanently serve in the regular Armed Forces.
The Act states: “To establish the Women’s Army Corps in the Regular Army, to authorize the enlistment and appointment of women in the Regular Air Force, Regular Navy and Marine Corps, and in the Reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that this Act may be cited as the “Women’s Armed Services Integration Act of 1948.”
The signing of this Act changed the nature of the Veteran population and created a greater need for a focus on improving services specific to women Veterans.
Women have served in U.S. wars and conflicts throughout America’s history and in many roles, including as nurses, soldiers, spies, test pilots, and more. Today, women are eligible to serve in all military occupations and positions including logistics, munitions, intelligence, and combat aviators. They contribute to the most professional, educated, agile, and strongest military the U.S. has ever seen.
Throughout June, we are recognizing, honoring, and remembering all women who have served. We’re proud to have continued to provide, improve, and expand gender-specific resources and care through
Establishing the National Advisory Committee on Women Veterans to assess your needs and to recommend changes that would eliminate obstacles in accessing your care
Launching the Center for Women Veterans and the Women Veterans Call Center as resources to help and guide you in navigating VA health care and services
Providing you with gender-specific services, such as Pap tests, breast examinations, mammography, newborn and childcare, maternity care, and general reproductive health care
Focusing efforts on ending harassment through programs, like White Ribbon and the Harassment Prevention Program, aimed at improving your experiences at VA medical centers across the country
Establishing the Office of Women's Health to provide high quality, gender-specific health care in a safe and sensitive environment at VA health facilities nationwide
We also strive to be a national leader in women's health care, raising the standard of care for all women. Today, more than two million women Veterans live in the U.S. Women are the fastest-growing Veteran population and are eligible to serve in every branch of the U.S. military, in every occupation and position. VA is honored to provide you with the best health care to meet your unique needs. Learn more at www.womenshealth.va.gov.
Check out this great women Veteran podcast!
She Wears the Boots: A Podcast for Women Veterans is an official VA sponsored podcast that focuses on topics relevant to Servicewomen and women Veterans. The goal of this podcast is to enhance the lives of women Veterans by sharing information on women’s health care services offered through VA.
Have you or a family member served In Military ?
Orange County Community Foundation, 211 OC and Orange County Veteran and Military Families Collaborative (OCVMFC) have partnered together to launch the Ask the Questions campaign to encourage healthcare agencies, social service organizations, and other groups, organizations, and agencies to ask or add these two questions on their intake forms.