Category Benefits

Parks Department Announces Changes to Distinguished Veteran Pass

Ready for Red Rock? Cruising to Crystal Cove? Eager for Emerald Bay? Hankering for Humboldt Lagoons? If you’re an honorably discharged war veteran with a 50% or greater service-connected disability rating, or a former POW or Medal of Honor recipient, there’s a new way for you to visit each of California’s 118 state parks. The California […]

Governor Signs Bill Offering Treatment Instead of Prosecution for Some Military and Veterans Arrested for DUI

Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Senate Bill 725, authored by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D – Santa Barbara), clarifying that current and former members of the military who suffer from service-related mental health issues may be diverted to a treatment court in lieu of incarceration when charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Prior […]

How Can I Get a Veteran Designation on my Driver License?

One of the most common questions we are asked is how to get a Veteran designation on your California driver license or identification card.  The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced a program to honor our veterans by allowing them to apply for a “veteran” designation on California driver licenses […]