Author Archives: Cathy Kenny

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 […]

September 11th Memorial at Cal Expo Open to the Public Today

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.

Planning a Veterans Day event? Share it with us!

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:

American Indian & Alaska Native Veterans Memorial model on display at CalVet

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 […]

Keeping the West Los Angeles Veterans Home in ship-shape condition

Maintaining the West Los Angeles Veterans Home is no small task. It involves the upkeep and repair for a six-building, 396-bed, state-of-the-art facility, including heating and cooling, plumbing, electrical and physical condition of the buildings. The team responsible for keeping the facility in top condition is the West Los Angeles Plant Operations Team. In an […]

New Veterans Resource Center opens at Crafton Hills College

Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California opened a new Veterans Resource Center on Friday, Aug. 18. The center provides a dedicated location where veterans can get the support they need to transition to college and civilian life, including academic support, counseling and financial aid assistance, as well as a comfortable space to meet other veterans. […]