Are you a proud military veteran or have close family who is? We want to know!

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Flags representing five of our country's military service branches stand in front of Heroes Hall in Costa Mesa.


Dear OCEA member,

Are you an OCEA member who served in our country’s armed forces or have immediate family members who served or are currently serving? If so, please consider completing the attached OCEA Veterans Survey.

Many of you may be aware that OCEA and many other Southern California labor unions are active in helping military veterans transition to civilian life. Programs like “Helmets to Hardhats” provide training in construction trades and OCEA has held an annual “Salute to Veterans” event and sponsored food drives for veterans in need and their families.

We have always known there is a nexus between those who stepped up to defend America and those who work hard to secure an American Dream unique to each individual and family. Some of our OCEA members who served in the military have expressed an interest in assisting their former comrades-in-arms.

Please click here to access the OCEA Veterans Survey. It will only take a few moments. We would like to get your response by Sept. 30, 2021.

In a time when our country is bitterly divided, remembering the sacrifice and valor of our veterans is something we can all be a part of.

In Solidarity,

Charles Barfield
OCEA General Manager

Publication Date: September 24, 2021