Category CalVet Team

CalVet closely monitoring the Carr Fire

Calvet is closely monitoring progress of the Carr Fire and its potential impacts on the Veterans Home of California — Redding and the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. We will update this page as new information becomes available. 11:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 As of this morning, Cal Fire is reporting the Carr Fire […]

CalVet’s CIO talks technology

Isaiah Mall is CalVet’s Chief Information Officer, responsible for overseeing the agency’s Information Services Division (ISD). He was appointed to the position in May. We asked him about the role of technology in supporting CalVet’s operations. What’s your vision for managing technology at CalVet? I want to support the agency’s mission, in the digital age, […]

CalVet Leadership Summit focuses on improving collaboration, service to veterans

When it comes to serving veterans in a state as large and diverse as California, collaboration is essential. Improving collaboration is just one of the goals of CalVet’s Leadership Summit. This year, more than 150 people from private and public organizations came together to discuss best practices for serving  veterans and to share some of the challenges […]

Are you ready? MRE Cooking Challenge is July 19th

The 2018 MRE Cooking Challenge at the California State Fair is less than two weeks away, and our Secretary wants you to be there for the fun! Learn more about the MRE Cooking Challenge in this video invitation from CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani. Please forgive us for the digital glitch. Poppy, the California State […]

California Recognizes Pride Month

Earlier this month, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring June 2018 as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month” in California.  In this video, CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani discusses why it’s important to ensure LGBTQ veterans — and all veterans — have access to the benefits they have earned through military […]

California State Fair offers free entry for veterans and military families on July 19

Mark your calendar for July 19, when the California State Fair will host Military and Veteran Appreciation Day. All active duty and reserve members, and veterans from all branches of the military will enjoy free fair admission. The whole day will focus on celebrating the individuals and organizations that keep our country safe. There will […]

CalVet welcomes new administrator at Yountville Veterans Home

Frederick Just, of Riverside, joins CalVet as the new administrator of our flagship facility, the California Veterans Home at Yountville. “I’m thrilled to get started. I look forward to creating an environment for everyone to succeed and to provide the highest quality of care that we possibly can,” Just said. He has spent much of […]

CalVet employee receives prestigious Outstanding Caregiver Award

by Gary Moore, Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding People who know Nicole Ellis describe her as dedicated, compassionate and caring. Those words are commonly used in reference to CalVet’s nursing staff, however, Ellis is known for going above and beyond the norm. That is why it comes as no surprise that she was […]

CalVet fills key positions at Veterans Homes, Headquarters

CalVet welcomed two new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) administrators last month, and appointed Robert Hennig to serve as the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. Larry N. Pangilinan will oversee the SNF at the California Veterans Home – Barstow. Jay S. Caddell will serve as SNF administrator at our Yountville home. Governor Edmund G. Brown […]

Happy Birthday! CalVet celebrates 72 years serving veterans

Veterans coming home from World War I in 1921 reaped the rewards of low-interest farm and home loan financing available through our Farm and Home program, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the Department became a permanent fixture in California. On this day, 72 years ago, the Legislature enacted law creating the department to serve […]