Visitors to CalVet headquarters have the opportunity to view the model of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. The sculpture design, which was selected by the official American Indian Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Committee, was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg and titled “The Gift.” The planned […]

Longtime sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg discusses the new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.

CalVet will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, for viewing a replica of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. The sculpture, titled “the Gift,” was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg.

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. California passed a new housing package. How much will it help? 89.2 KPCC — Last […]

Today, CalVet honors the memory of the many service men and women who were held as prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 POW/MIA Recognition Day, continuing an annual day of observance that began in 1979 to raise […]

Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Donald S. Spayd, 19, of Los Angeles, killed during the battle of Tarawa in World War II, will be buried September 13 in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, D.C. In November 1943, Spayd was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance […]

Introducing CalVet Newswatch, the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. Governor Brown issues proclamation declaring Patriot Day OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Sept. 11 — Governor […]

Every year on September 11th, we remember and honor the 2,977 people who were killed during the attacks on that day in 2001. Today, on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring today Patriot Day in California and ordered all flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff.

Embassy of the Republic of Korea seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the “Ambassador for Peace” medal If you served in the Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to men and women who served in […]

Army Cpl. Clarence R. Skates, 19, of Los Angeles, killed as a prisoner of war during the Korean War, has been accounted for and will be buried Sept. 15 in Riverside, California. In November 1950, Skates was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, when the division suffered heavy […]

Each year, CalVet compiles a list of Veterans Day events taking place throughout California. If you’re planning an event for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017, consider submitting it for inclusion in our online calendar. To submit your Veterans Day event, send the following information to PAO.CalVet@calvet.ca.gov: