Celebrating Our U.S. Military Veteran Community

For the past 12 years, The Los Angeles Film School has paid tribute to our military students and alumni during the Annual Salute. This special tradition brings together the brave service members who have sacrificed so much for the safety and well-being of their fellow Americans.

Heather Hope from KFMB-TV in San Diego graciously hosted this year’s Annual Salute. The highlights of the evening included special performances by motivational speaker Clay King, the James Monroe High School Color Guard team, and musical performances by our veteran alumni. None of this would have been possible without our veteran community’s amazing work and dedication at The L.A. Film School. As president Tammy Elliott beautifully said, “I am reminded every day of the power that is held within the collective…there is something special about a group of humans aligned with the same mission, working together and walking side by side, and I see that something special in you.”

The Annual Salute focused on messages of unity and connection. As we’ve spent the past months working and studying in separate spaces during the pandemic, this event served as a special reminder that we are not alone. Technology enables us to come together and celebrate special occasions such as our Annual Salute. Thank you to everyone who made this virtual event possible including our wonderful participants and guest performers.

Resources for Veterans


The Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN)

The first-ever community-driven support network serving veterans and their families in the U.S., The Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN) connects County departments, non-profits, the VA and L.A. City Programs.

Veteran Centers Through the VA.

Vet Centers are all across Southern California. Each Vet Center offers readjustment counseling to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referrals and connections to other VA or community benefits and services.

American Legion, Post 43. Located less than 2 miles from The Los Angeles Film School, its members have included Hollywood luminaries like Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Gene Autry, Ronald Reagan, Stan Lee and more.

Veterans in Media & Entertainment.

VME unites current and former members of the military working in film, television, media, gaming, music, and more. Joining VME can give you access to classes, events, roundtables, and a veteran community in entertainment.

Vet TIX

Vet Tix understands that our military shoulders unique burdens of stress and sacrifice. 16.6 million Veterans have served during wartime. 3.6 Million Veterans have service-related disabilities. Vet Tix secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation.