Author Archives: Cathy Kenny

Navy’s newest warship to be commissioned in honor of California veteran

The U.S. Navy will commission a new guided missile destroyer in honor of California veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, PFC Ralph Henry Johnson.  The USS Ralph Johnson will be commissioned tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, in Charleston, S.C. Johnson, who enlisted in Oakland, is one of 5,673 veterans whose names are engraved on the […]

CalVet Home Loans are good for veterans and the economy

When it comes to veterans benefits, it’s hard to beat our CalVet home loans. Our competitive-interest-rate loans, with little or no down payment, put the dream of home ownership within reach for many veterans who would not qualify for a loan anywhere else. What’s more, the program has not spent a single tax dollar in […]

Celebration of Life to Honor Three Women Killed in Yountville shooting

View photos from this event by clicking here. A Celebration of Life service, scheduled for Monday, will honor the victims of last Friday’s shooting on the campus of the California Veterans Home – Yountville. Executive director Christine Loeber, 48, and staff psychologists Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, 32, and Dr. Jennifer Gray Golick, 42, served as […]

CalVet Secretary Issues Statement on Yountville Veterans Home Shooting

March 9, 2018 — 9:00 p.m. Sacramento – We are devastated by today’s tragedy at our Home in Yountville. Our hearts are heavy for the entire Yountville Veterans Home community and the families and friends who are grieving for those who died. Nothing matters more than caring for our veterans and employees during this difficult […]

March 29th event will honor Vietnam veterans

Join us on March 29th in thanking all Vietnam veterans for their service to our nation. CalVet, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500, will host a ceremony to thank and honor all Vietnam War veterans and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war. The event begins at noon on National […]

Honoring Veterans throughout the month of March

In this video, CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani shares why March is an important month for honoring veterans throughout California with Women’s Military History Week, Medal of Honor Day, and National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

CalVet to Hold Claims Workshops for Native American and Rural Veterans

Next week, CalVet will hold the first of several specialized workshops designed to assist Native American and rural veterans with applying for local, state, and federal benefits. Native American and rural veterans often face challenges in accessing the benefits they have earned through their service. Last year, CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani visited Native American […]

Veterans: Are you missing out on benefits you’ve earned?

You’re probably familiar with the GI Bill, home loans and healthcare benefits available for veterans. But what about education benefits for your children, career counseling and property tax exemptions? If you are an honorably discharged veteran, you have earned valuable benefits for you and your family. County Veterans Service Officers (CVSOs) can help you determine […]

Plan in Advance for Veteran Burial Benefits

From Arlington, Virginia to Seaside, California, veterans cemeteries stand as a somber tribute to our fallen heroes – the men and women who have served our country honorably over the course of our nation’s history. Offering free burial, memorial and funeral benefits is a way to honor the service and sacrifice of members of the […]

CalVet participates in State Council to reduce and prevent homelessness

California leads the nation in the number of homeless residents, including vets. It’s an important issue that is being addressed by many organizations, including CalVet and other state agencies, local governments, non-profits and the State Legislature. Senate Bill 1380, adopted in 2016, builds on existing efforts. It created a Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to […]