Blogs 2014


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Join us for a special Sunday Morning Church Service at The R.O.C.K. Church SUNDAY, November 9th, 9am – Peter Watts, Pastor

Come support the US Military Veterans of our community as we honor them with a pinning ceremony, and a surprise key note speaker retired US Navy Veteran, followed by a meet & greet with light breakfast. Don’t miss it! ‪#‎makeitcount ‪#‎brenaifoundation ‪#‎igototherock ‪#‎usmilitary

Olympic Career Training Institute


Linking Our Troops

Brenai Foundation “Linking Our Troops” Surge Event/House of Blues event THURSDAY JULY 3rd, 2014 – Save The Date!




Posted on May 12, 2014


9 AM – 1 PM, Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Employment Development Department

5401 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90043

Contacts: WILLIAM GIVENS, (323) 290-5160, or

TED TENORIO, (323) 290-5139

Must be registered in CalJOBS


Posted on May 12, 2014


Job Resource Fair

10 AM – 2 PM, Thursday, May 22, 2014

Southeast L.A. Watts WorkSource

10950 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059

Contact: HENRY BROWN, (323) 357-7389 or (323) 334-6766



(National Military Appreciation Month)

General Motors

All active, reserve, retired and veteran military can receive the General Motors military discount on Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles until June 30, 2014.

Dell Computers

We appreciate all you do. Military members save 15% this Memorial Day.  You’ve earned it.


Offers 30% off all frames and exclusive pricing on eyeglasses for customers who are affiliated with the US military

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Joining Forces, MetLife Foundation and museums across the country. From Memorial Day (May 26, 2014) through Labor Day (September 1, 2014), thousands of museums, art centers, and exhibits are offering free admission to all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families.

Boston Market

Boston Market honors the military with a special offer in celebration of National Military Appreciation Month. Get 10% off your in-restaurant order when you show your military or veteran ID.

California’s Great America

For Memorial Day weekend, all active and retired service members, including veterans, get free park admission to California’s Great America May 24-26, 2014 with a valid military ID.

The Good Home Co.

Is offering a 25% discount online for 3 days during Memorial Day weekend.

Home Depot

All veterans are eligible for Home Depot’s 10% military discount.


On Memorial Day (May 26, 2014), Hooters is offering 10 free wings with a drink purchase to all active duty military, veterans and their spouses.

King’s Dominion

King’s Dominion is offering free park admission to any active, inactive or retired service members May 24-26, 2014.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm honors active duty military members and veterans with free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City May 24 – 26, 2014.

LEGOLAND® California
LEGOLAND California is opening their new Legends of Chima Water Park Memorial Day weekend. All active duty military personnel, National Guard and Reservists can receive military discounts, including a second free day.


Lowe’s honors all veterans on Memorial Day (as well as July 4th and Veterans Day) with a 10% discount.

SeaWorld Parks and Enterainment

Any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman is entitled to a free one time admission to any SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amusement parks. Memorial Day Weekend SeaWorld in San Antonio will have a fireworks display. Bring your family to Ski Lake on Sunday, May 25 and enjoy entertainment before the show. Click here for details. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.


Shoney’s is serving a free All-American Burger to all active duty military and veterans on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014.


Ferrea gives active duty military service members and veterans 40% off their entire line of engine components and a free t-shirt with every online order placed between May 23-26. also offers every day military discounts year round.


Announces a 50% discount on software products like Snapheal Pro, Intensify Pro, Focus 2 Pro and Macphun’s best-selling Creative Kit bundle for active duty military, veterans, retirees, reservists, and the National Guard.

Wholesale Party Supplies & Halloween Costumes

Is offering an extra 10% discount year round to active duty, reservists, veterans and retirees.

Alex Hall – You’ll Need An Angel

Alex Hall is 19 years old and is a country singer/songwriter. He has a special place in his heart for service men and women, as well as first responders — his grandfather is a Vietnam veteran. PLEASE check out this lyric video we released on Memorial Day. Produced by Jan Smith Studios

Running for Veterans: Eddie Got Soles 2014 LA Marathon Fundraiser

As I’ve already shared, my next “Adventure” will be training for, and running the LA Marathon with Team NutriBullet. While I will be receiving lots of support from Team NutriBullet, I will be sending my support to Brenai Foundation.  Every time I lace up my shoes for a training run, up until I lace them up for the LA Marathon and beyond, I will do so with the goal of Fundraising for Brenai Foundation.

Brenai Foundation is a charity with the goal and purpose of helping support Military Veterans. They will accomplish this goal by providing education, aid, and resources to disabled and low income vets, help veterans and their families with transition assistance, aid and support for military families who are separated from their loved ones, and much more!

As a Marine Corps Veteran I know first hand the challenges many service men and women experience when they separate from the Military.  And so does Brenai Foundation founder and CEO Keaver Brenai, who created the charity after witnessing her own family members in the same struggle.

I have shared my experience, 8 1/2 years in the Marine Corps – this is where my running history started so its only fitting that I use my running ability to help support veterans.  Aside from my own service, I have many friends, family members – cousins, aunts and uncles, etc. who have also served.

“There is no reason a Veteran should become jobless or homeless due to lack of resources and knowledge.”, says Keaver Brenai, founder of Brenai Foundation.  She, and the rest of her organization is not just talking about it, they are out there working hard and doing something to create real change!  It is that level of dedication that makes it and easy decision for me to choose them as my charity of choice for the LA Marathon!

I ask, if you are able, please give what you can and donate to this wonderful charity!

To learn more about Brenai Foundation visit their website:



Our United States National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner

Performed by Keaver Brenai after the “Linking Our Troops” panel discussion

House of Blues, Hollywood