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Orange County: The Most Veteran Friendly County In California

What about the United States?

By Ted Fuentes, November 20, 2020 3:50 pm

“To care for him who shall have born the battle, and for his widow and his orphan,” Abraham Lincoln famously stated. No truer words have been spoken when it comes to ensuring to our active duty and their families, our country will continue to support the brave men and women, who’ve put it all on the line, for our amazing country and our people, even after they’ve separated from the military.

We must always take care of our Veterans and their spouses and children so that young men and women will continue to choose to take the oath to defend our freedoms, at home and abroad, like so many before them.

Michelle Steel. (Photo: Michelle Steel for Congress)

In July of 2020, leadership from Veteran Strong USA started engaging with Orange County Board of Supervisor, Chairwoman Michelle Steel’s office on Veteran programs. She immediately engaged us in the Orange County, California, Veteran hiring program upgrade, which mandates that a Veteran, a Veteran spouse, disabled Veteran, disabled Veteran spouse and deceased Veteran spouse, will now make it to the interview round of the position they applied for, providing they meet the minimum qualifications.

Regardless of whether it’s one applicant, or 100, the categories mentioned above, will receive an interview.

This was unanimously passed on September 15th.

The second Veteran program that Veteran Strong USA brought to Chairwoman Steel’s office was Orange County adopting the State of California’s Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program. The State of California’s DVBE program offers a 3% set-aside for Veteran entrepreneurs, who are state certified DVBE’s for majority of contracts issued through the Department of General Services and the agencies under their purview.

The State of California’s DVBE program started in 1989.

Not only was Chairwoman Steel’s office interested in adopting the program, they wanted to make it better by raising the DVBE utilization minimum from 3% to 5%. Additionally, if you’re a certified local small business in Orange County, you can add an additional 3% for a total of 8% utilization/bid preference.

We’re pleased to announce, through the leadership of Orange County Supervisor Chairwoman Michelle Steel’s office, co-sponsor Vice Chairman Andrew Do, Supervisors Lisa Bartlett, Don Wagner and Doug Chaffee, the State of California’s DVBE program was unanimously adopted and passed October 15th, 2020.

The Veteran community thanks Chairwoman Steel and her leadership, along with her very talented staff and all the Supervisors for supporting the Veteran community.

We must continue to upgrade, update and create new ways of honoring our Veterans and their families. Orange County feels the same way.

If you’re a Veteran, Veteran spouse, or Veteran caregiver, Veteran Strong USA  explains all about our legislative work and accomplishments, and also can securely sign you up for our newsletter “Improving The Lives of Veterans, Through Legislation.”

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3 thoughts on “Orange County: The Most Veteran Friendly County In California

  1. Praying and praying for all our very dear brave Veterans, their children, and others who have suffered/died from these evil vaccines. Praying our LORD will end all this evil corruption in our government, and their wicked $ puppet masters soon. Praying God will give you all much comfort, strength, and help you all through. Here’s a true documentary called, “Vaccine Syndrome”, about the thousands and thousands of Veterans who were forced to take the Anthrax, flu, and other vaccines, and suffered serious injuries, including death. If you haven’t seen please watch and share. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8n-of_Y4gw
    It doesn’t matter what they say, Republicans and Democrats will fight each other all the way, so they can control, and make more millions/billions in pay. Spreading much hate, and threats if you get in their way, so many lies, and bribes, all for greed, and the love of money. They should be united to help the people who pay them, they should all be working together, instead of fighting like bad lil children. So even though those multi billionaires/trillionaires pulling the strings, like a puppet master, or puppeteer, according to the Bible, God’s Word, because of too much wickedness, and sin, the end is near. Praying for all! Revelation 6:15-17, “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

  2. Reason #1 to Never Take a Vaccine: Toxic Ingredients – Formaldehyde, MSG, Antibiotics, GMOs, Polysorbate, Mercury, Squalene, aborted feces, and More…Praying our LORD will be here soon to end ALL this evil! Praying for the millions, and many more, all over the world, who have been injured, or died from these dangerous vaccines, because our governments, and their billion dollar pharma, etc friends love of money. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9, “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power;” Isaiah-Malachi, Matthew 24, Luke 21, Revelation 18-22…….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpUsg4bDH5w
    https://www.nvic.org/ (National Vaccine Info Center for Truth about vaccines)

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