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September 13, 2017  Remembering Orange County's Fallen

August 17, 2017  The Forever G.I. BillThe President just signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the “Forever GI Bill." ( View PDF )

August 8, 2017  Senate Rules Committee July 2017Office of Senate Floor Analyses ( View PDF )

August 7, 2017  On Line Exchange Shopping To Open To Veterans!A Defense Department retail board in 2014, gave the go-ahead to a plan to open online exchange shopping to all honorably discharged veterans, with hopes of starting the program on Veterans Day in 2017. It seems that plan is coming to fruition. ( View PDF )

February 28, 2017  OC Veterans Service Office - A Celebration of Service - 2016Newly released...OC Veterans Service Office, A Celebration of Service - 2016: A year of Achievement ( View PDF )
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Upcoming Agency Events

October 20, 2017
6:30 PMVoices Veterans Storytelling Project

The voices of veterans come alive at Heroes Hall at

OC Fair & Event Center as former military men and

women share their very personal and poignant

stories of service. VOICES is the culmination of a

six-week veterans’ storytelling workshop.

November 8, 2017
9:00 AMVeterans Legal Institute Free Clinic

Our purpose is to provide legal aid to current and former service members who would not otherwise be able to afford it because of unemployment, underemployment, or homelessness," said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District Supervisor. "The County is proud to offer these unique services to our residents who need it most."

Through discharge upgrades, expungements, and other legal interventions, clients will gain access to and/or maintain their mental and physical health care. The Veterans Service Office will leverage existing offices, online presence, and collaborations to ensure clients receive information and referrals based on evidence based best practices.

Monthly clinics will start on July 12, 2017 and run through June 2018. They will be held every second Wednesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Potential clients can learn more about the clinic by visiting the Orange County Veterans Service Office’s website at