Vets Corps & S.O.Tech Support The VA June 08 2015

Normally we are announcing new product designs, but today we are honored that we were able to apply our skills to support the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital.  Secretary Robert McDonald came out to ceremonially reopen the gates of the campus signalling a new day for the campus.  A lot of momentous changes have been instituted by the VA and they are returning it to being a “Home for Veterans” rather than just a hospital.  The VA asked Vets Corps to make copies of the original 1888 bronze plaques that read “National Soldiers Home”.  Vets Corps volunteered SOTech employee Clark Acton who spent years  in the film industry making rubber dummy guns to create the casts.  At SOTech, Clark pours molds to make resin forms of radios, trauma plates, optics and weapons for pouches from originals that customers supply.  This time Clark, a veteran himself, got to make a symbol that will welcome Veterans in Los Angeles to their Soldiers Home for decades to come. 
Clark Acton recreating the "National Soldiers Home" Plaque.

 
Carolina Barrie & Robert McDonald cut the ribbon to the newly 
renovated VA Housing Building.

Jodi Davidson (Left, GreenVetsLA Coordinator), Jim Cragg (Center, Founder VetsCorps USA & GreenVetsLA), and Robert McDonald (Right, Secretary of the VA) Celebrating the opening of the housing facility and the donation of the Plaques.