Author Archives: Cathy Kenny

CalVet Goes “Above & Beyond” in Contracting With Veteran-Owned Businesses

CalVet consistently leads the state in contracting for supplies and services through certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). In the past year, our contracting with DVBEs far exceeded the state goal of three percent, and even exceeded our internal agency goal of five percent. We are pleased to report that last year CalVet spent 11.82 […]

23 New Laws for 2018 Intended to Help California Veterans

In a little over a month, another year will open with a crop of new laws that aim to make our state a better place for veterans to live. Many of these bills will improve outreach to ensure veterans are aware of the wide range of assistance available to them, such as obtaining free civil legal assistance, starting […]

We are veterans, too: CalVet staff bring personal experience to their mission

At CalVet, we take pride in serving California’s veterans. For many, it’s a very personal mission. Large numbers of us brought the skills we learned in the military to CalVet after our own service. We represent every branch of service and many eras, but we all share the same mission: to ensure that our fellow […]

Reaching Out to Native American Veterans

CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani is meeting with Native American tribes throughout California in an effort to ensure that Native American veterans are receiving access to the benefits they have earned through their service. He met with Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, and other Native American veterans on Oct. 23 in […]

Operation Dress Code Helps Women Transition to Civilian Jobs

Making the transition from military life to the civilian workforce can be tricky. It requires new skills. What’s the best way to conduct a job search? How will you ace the job interview? What will you wear? For women veterans, Operation Dress Code can help to answer all of these questions, and more. It’s not […]

Fallen heroes to be honored Saturday at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park is a tribute to our fallen heroes. It’s one way we honor the service and sacrifice of Californians who were killed or missing in action, or who died from causes related to their service in Vietnam. This Saturday, Oct. 14, CalVet and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial […]

County Veterans Service Offices Stand Ready to Assist Veterans in Fire-Impacted Areas

While multiple fires devastate communities throughout California, County Veterans Service Offices (CVSOs) are open to assist veterans. CVSOs typically help veterans to obtain local, state and federal benefits, and assist with filing claims. They can also provide information about CalVet home loans and insurance. In the following counties, offices are open and CVSO staff are […]

Tap into Veterans Benefits and Services: You’ve Earned It!

If you have questions about which veterans benefits are available to you, we have answers. Whether you’re looking for healthcare benefits, a CalVet home loan or assistance finding employment, our comprehensive guide removes the guesswork, making it easy for you to access the benefits and services you have earned.

Friday Open House: American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Memorial statue on display at CalVet

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.

You Are Not Forgotten: California Remembers POWs and MIAs

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 […]