Category Events

Ormond Beach Villas Affordable Housing for Veterans Breaks Ground in Oxnard

Nearly 100 people attended a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday morning in Ventura County to kick off construction of a new affordable housing development that will benefit 40 veterans and their families. The project is a joint effort of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), California Department of Housing and Community […]

Find a Job to Love at a California Veterans Home

by Ron Brand, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – West Los Angeles Do you love your job? Is your job fulfilling your desire to serve others? If not, you may want to consider attending an upcoming job  fair at our California Veterans Home in West Los Angeles.  We are hiring for jobs that you will absolutely love. CalVet […]

John K. Lopez Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises Awards for 2018

The California Department of General Services (DGS) presented the 18th annual State Agency Recognition Awards for leadership in contracting with disabled veteran businesses at a ceremony yesterday in Sacramento. As the state advocate for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs), CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani awarded the John K. Lopez DVBE awards for business and individual […]

Remembering the War That Changed the World

by Courtland Jindra, California World War I Centennial Task Force co-director and amateur historian This month we enter into the final year of a worldwide Centennial Commemoration of the war that changed the world. On April 6th, 1917 the United States entered the First World War. A hundred years later, Americans have largely forgotten the […]

U.S. Air Force Monument Completed at Northern California Veterans Cemetery

For nearly a decade, the Northern California Veterans Cemetery Support Board has worked to install the first of five planned monuments on cemetery grounds in Igo, California. This week, the U.S. Air Force Monument’s 5-foot diameter globe titled “Into the Wild Blue Yonder” was lifted onto the pedestal and bolted in place prior to the […]

Free Veterans Day Events Throughout California

This Veterans Day will be the 98th time our nation has celebrated the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces with a national day of remembrance and honor. One way businesses and restaurants throughout the state will honor those who have donned the nation’s uniform and protected our freedoms will be with […]

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.

Donate a Wreath or Volunteer to Help For Wreaths Across America Day

“A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, by the men it remembers.” — John F. Kennedy If you’re looking for a way to honor veterans this holiday season, join CalVet and Wreaths Across America for a wreath-laying ceremony next month at our California Veterans Cemeteries […]

Redding Veterans Home Celebrates Founder’s Day 2017

by Gary Moore, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding Four years ago, CalVet opened the Veterans Home of California in Redding. Since that day, the management and staff have served the men and women veterans who live at the home and their families with the greatest of care, honor and appreciation.

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 […]