...Life After

Linking Our Troops Through Music. Neutral environment music events that benefit our troops. These events include transition challenge panel discussions, one-on-one networking, along with valuable information from Veteran-friendly employers, housing support organizations, and financial resource professionals. Stress is one of our major concerns, as it’s the root cause of the primary silent killers afflicting increasing numbers of our Veterans. We provide critical information services to Veterans and their families. Let us help.

Low-Income, Disabled

Military Organization Services for Disabled Vets. A by Vets for Vets program! You or someone you love might be a disabled veteran unable to accomplish the day-to-day tasks necessary to sustain the quality of life. We've had stellar reviews from elderly Vets, thankful for fellow Vets stepping in and helping with minor home repairs to light yard work. Having someone help put all the pieces together can be the critical support you need.

Veteran Families

Separation Guidance For Veteran Families. The sudden transfer of loved ones, bereavement, or uncertainty of location can cause loneliness and lead to the inability to relax, rest, and in more severe cases, sleep altogether. Creative relaxation with musical therapy tools and reading materials for children and parents can give hope to those facing critical health disorders. Music can draw the attention and the hearts of everyone and knows no boundaries. It can penetrate all pain and anxieties replacing them with a new view of life.

Even though our Brenai Foundation April event is postponed, we wanted to provide you with useful current information.

EDD News Release – March 2018

Highlights of veteran employment in California and the specialized skills veterans offer include:

• Employment prospects for veterans across all age groups increased in 2017 as the state added 366,000 jobs. The unemployment rate for veterans 18 years and older declined from 5.4 percent in December 2016 to 4.5 percent in December 2017. The unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 34 years of age declined from 9.1 percent in December 2016 to 7.1 percent in December 2017.

• Veterans held more than 100,000 jobs in management occupations, such as computer information systems managers and human resources managers, and 70,000 jobs in protective service occupations, including police officers, fire inspectors and transportation security screeners.

• According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 37 percent of California’s veterans had a bachelor’s degree in 2017.

• Military training and experience provides many job skills valued by employers, including teamwork, discipline, leadership, the ability to meet deadlines, strategic planning and problem solving. In addition, many veterans have training in advanced electronics, logistics and information technology.

The Governor’s multi-agency veteran’s initiative includes EDD, CalVet, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and California Community Colleges.

In addition to the Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet job fairs, EDD representatives in local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) ( offices throughout the state help veterans maximize their employment and training opportunities.

The EDD encourages veterans to visit their local AJCC office to determine what employment services are available to assist them in their efforts to obtain employment. For additional information on EDD’s veterans employment services, office locations, and upcoming job fairs, visit the EDD’s website at:


Today and every day we honor our US military that are serving and have served.

We salute you! We thank you!

Juliah Rueckert, Editor – Ben Partick Johnson, Voiceover – DVIDS, Video Content