Author Archives: Cathy Kenny

Use Your Driver License as a Veteran ID

If you’re like many veterans, you don’t carry your military discharge papers around with you as proof of your military service. That can be a drawback when you want to confirm that you are eligible for a veterans discount, take advantage of a free meal being offered on Veterans Day or just show off your pride of […]

Bill Thomas spends a lifetime helping fellow veterans

Veterans Who Make a Difference: There are many ways to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans and their families. We recognize those who work so diligently to make a difference throughout California and salute their commitment to the veteran population. Do you know someone worthy of recognition? Send us the details:  __________________________________________________________________________________________ For […]

CalVet simplifies hiring process to attract top talent

At CalVet, serving veterans is more than just our mission. It’s the best possible job we can imagine. Not only do we help ensure that all veterans in California have access to their benefits, but we also provide care and a place to call home to 2,500 people living in our veterans homes. We want […]

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 […]