"Honoring Yesterday, Appreciating Today, Inspiring Tomorrow" . . . . . . . the premier Mexican-American Veterans Association in America
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Dr Lawrence J. Santora, MD FACC & Dick Butkus NFL Hall of Fame We are extremely grateful to Dr. Santora, Rina Santora R.N. and the Dick Butkus Foundation for continuously providing FREE Heart Scans to our Veterans since Fall of 2009 , that could save a life. The center is now owned by St Joseph's, but they are still providing the FREE heart scans for veterans.
"The heart scan saved my life. The full body scan revealed that I had a serious heart condition with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel." - Dick Butkus, NFL Hall of Fame.
I did my heart scan, and the actual procedure took about 10 minutes, and about 30 minutes to fill out the paperwork. I highly recommend it, as this has given me more information and peace of mind - Commander Francisco J. Barragán.
To qualify: Must be a military veteran, must have DD214; between the age of 35-65 years, and no history of heart problems or heart events. - Let them know you learned about this from UMAVA.
Please email Ms. Patricia Campbell to schedule an appointment at:
MAS Moving Inc. Luis & Lupe Ortiz (Owners & Operators)
Moving & Associated Services (MAS) has agreed to donate a percent of their net profits in support of UMAVA and our Troops, when you mention UMAVA. With experience in International (Canada & México); National and Local moves and deliveries at competitive prices. Ask for your "No Obligation Quote" and their environmentally friendly "Blue Bin Service". Call: 800-479-7955
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CA Senator Lou Correa Sen. Correa has recognized the sacrifices of our veterans with Certificates of Appreciation for our UMAVA members and advocates , and has continued his leadership as Chairman of the Senate's Veterans Affairs Committee
Hon. Jose Solorio, President of the Rancho Santiago Community College District As Assemblyman he recognized the sacrifices of our veterans with Certificates of Appreciation, and made a Generous donation for UMAVA's Color Guard. Our Color Guard participates as follows:
Patriotic and Civic Events;
Welcoming Back Returning Veterans
Because of his leadership, he has ensured that jobs will be available to veterans locally here in Orange County as part of the investmestments of about $200 million for renovating our community colleges.
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San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians
Members of the Kumeyaay
people. Native language comes from Yuman branch of Hokan family. The San Pasqual Band is proud of
its heritage and history as well as the role its members play in
UMAVA is grateful to the San Pasqual Band, and in particular:
Allan Lawson,Tribal Chairman
Richard Orosco, Tribal Elder, UMAVA member, and US Air Force Korea vet.
The sponsorship allows us to purchase the Bugle for our UMAVA Color Guard, in support of patriotic events.
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ALPFA-OC (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting). The premier national organization representing Latinos, with 14,000 members & 40 chapters nationwide.
Tony Gonzalez, is the ALPFA-OC President (Oct 2009 - Present); Compliance Analyst with Allianz ($1 Trillion in Assets under management)
Commander Barragan-CPA, CIA is the Past President of ALPFA-OC (April 2007-Sept 2009).
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CAYPEN MAGAZINE. For Entrepreneurs and Innovators. UMAVA is grateful to Carlos Pena, Publisher & CAYPEN Magazine for our partnership in promoting UMAVA and our veteran entrepreneurs.
UMAVA is also proud to sponsor CAYPEN Magazine's "Pounding the Pavement" (see Page 12) which features small business owners and military veteran entrepreneurs.
Carlos Palomino, former world-boxing champion, movie actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, US Army Veteran and UMAVA Honorary Board member will also be featured on Vol. # 3 of CAYPEN Magazine. Carlos Pena, Mike Dahl-interviewer, and Commander Francisco Barragan met with Carlos Palomino on March 4, 2011 in Los Angeles for the interview.
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Mana de OC A National Latina Organization. MANA empowers Latinas
through leadership development, community service and advocacy.
Nellie Kaniski, UMAVA Board Member & Retired US Marine Veteran is also the Executive Director for Mana de Orange County, and on Mana's National Board.
Nelilda Yanez, former UMAVA Commander and US Army Veteran, is Mana's de OC Treasurer.
Tish Leon, UMAVA Member, is Mana's de OC Vice-President.
Maria T. Solis, UMAVA member and retired US Air Force Veteran, is a long-term member of Mana de OC.
Jose Moreno, UMAVA Nominating Committee member, and US Army Vietnam Veteran, is a member of Mana de OC.
Francisco Barragan-CPA, CIA, UMAVA Commander is a member of Mana de OC.
UMAVA is proud of its affiliation and partnership with Mana de Orange County.
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NSHMBA-OC (National Society of Hispanic MBAs). Fostering Hispanic leadership through graduate management education & professional development - 8,000 members & 32 chapters nationwide.
Maria Villegas Rodriguez, is the NSHMBA past President.
Elisa Valenzuela, is the NSHMBA President
Commander Barragan-CPA, CIA has partnered with NSHMBA-OC over the years.
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OC-HCOC (OC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce). Represents the interests of and provides access to OC's 30,000 Hispanic-owned businesses. Chamber supports the development of these businessess by providing opportunities for networking, legislative advocacy, access to capital, education, and training programs.
Javier Mier, is the Chamber's Chairman.
Reuben Franco is the Chamber's Past Chairman.
Priscilla Lopez, CEO/President of the Chamber.
Commander Barragan-CPA, CIA has partnered with the Chamber's leaders in OC.
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OC Excelsior- Orange County's Latino Newspaper is a generous supporter of UMAVA and OC Veterans by publishing UMAVA's events, activities & articles.
Jesus Cobian, Operations Manager
Martha Ramirez, North OC Reporter
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OC Register - The OC Register has been a generous supporter of UMAVA and OC Veterans by publishing UMAVA's events, activities & articles.
Ron Gonzalez, Editor
Theresa Cisneros, Editor-at-Large
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Great Life Technologies, LLC "Heal the Invisible Wounds of War" Break-through
techniques that really work to quickly resolve: Hyper Vigilance Nightmares Flash Backs Survivor Guilt Anger Depression Suicidal Thoughts Shell-shock Fatigue Fear Detachment Isolation Relationship Issues Addictions Anxiety
Veterans Helping Veterans - Simple Effective - Free Call 1-888-928-3625 to book an
Great Life Technologies has offered Free 5-day trainings to our UMAVA veterans & their families to help them cope with and manage combat stress. These 5-day trainings can cost about $4,000 each. THANK YOU!!!
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Veterans First - in Orange County Providing Services to Veterans Since 1971. Providing Housing to Homeless Vets; Job Training, Meals, and Health Case Management
Deanne Tate, President & CEO
Martin Telles, Employment Director
UMAVA is pleased to partner with Veterans First in serving homeless Veterans in Orange County, CA.
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Wounded Warrior Ministry Frank N. Orzio - Sgt USMC Ordained Pastor - UMAVA's Chaplain The "Preacher" Vietnam Combat Veteran