Category CalVet Team

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 […]

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 […]

A Veterans Day message from CalVet

Hear from Dr. Vito Imbasciani, Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, as he shares what Veterans Day means to him and to all of us at CalVet.

Fresno Veterans Home Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary and 5-Star Rating

by Julie Cusator, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Fresno Four years ago the Fresno Veterans Home welcomed its first two residents. Today, the facility is filled with 300 residents in assisted living, skilled nursing and skilled nursing memory care. The Home also employs close to 500 employees, who provide quality care for our veterans. Our […]

Fire mapping Helps CalVet Serve Home Loan Customers

If you have a CalVet Home Loan and were evacuated or experienced property loss, please contact York Field Services 24-hour hotline at (800) 626-1613 to begin the claim process.  The CalVet homeowner insurance also provides for temporary living expenses for evacuations; please call today. This week, more than a dozen wildfires swept through Napa County, burning […]

CalVet Supports 240,000 Veterans Living in Fire-Affected Areas

According to US Department of Veterans Affairs records, 240,000 veterans live in the counties affected by October’s wildfires. More than 213,000 acres have burned, an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed and 41 people have been killed. 40,000 people remain evacuated. Last week Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Solano County, Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties, and Butte, Lake, Mendocino, […]

Celebrating 43 years of service to our state and our veterans

CalVet came together yesterday to celebrate the retirement of our longest serving employee. Kenneth Capps recently celebrated his 43rd anniversary with the State of California, with more than three decades of that time spent helping CalVet serve California veterans. He joined the organization in 1985 after working at the Franchise Tax Board. A veteran himself, […]

Work of Veteran Artists Showcased During Fleet Week

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California — Yountville Seventy-eight veteran artists share the limelight this week while their work is on display at San Francisco Fleet Week’s 5th Annual Veterans Art Exhibit. Service members from World War II to the present are represented, including 19 residents of the Veterans Home of […]

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.

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 […]