Category Events

Past, Present & Future – CalVet honors trailblazers at 2018 Women Veterans Reception

Four notable and outstanding women veterans will be honored and recognized tonight as part of the 2018 Women Veterans Reception at the Leland Stanford Mansion in downtown Sacramento. U.S. Army veteran Ann Duson of Inland Empire, U.S. Army veteran Kathy Lester of Sacramento, U.S. Air Force veteran Kiyo Sato of Sacramento, and U.S. Navy veteran […]

Native American veterans celebrate history and heritage today in Sacramento

Hundreds of Native American Indian tribes converged on the State Capitol Friday morning to participate in the 51st annual Native American Day in Sacramento. The event, which honored our state’s Native American culture and emphasized the importance of partnerships between tribal leaders and state governments, included family-friendly cultural and traditional activities, informational workshops, traditional performers, […]

Check out this year’s Native American Day commemorative pins

This year, on September 28, as Sacramento celebrates Native American Day, CalVet will distribute commemorative pins memorializing the service of exemplary Native American veterans. Led by the work of our Minority Veteran Affairs Division, CalVet designed these pins as a show of gratitude for all Native American veterans that call California home. The pin represents […]

New Administrator shares vision for Yountville Veterans Home

On August 28, newly-appointed Home Administrator Fred Just delivered his first State of the Home address to residents and staff at the Yountville Veterans Home. Just, who spent much of the past 15 years in the leadership ranks at Kaiser Permanente, joined CalVet and was sworn in on June 6. Since then, he’s begun working […]

California’s Native American Day to be celebrated at the Capitol this month

On Friday, September 28, California will honor the service and sacrifice of all its Native American veterans with the 51st annual Native American Day ceremony. The event begins at 9 a.m. on the west steps of the State Capitol building and includes music, festivities, vendors and special addresses from California State Superintendent of Public Instruction […]

Veterans Resource Fair at San Francisco Fleet Week opens today

Veterans and active-duty service members can always count on fun and interesting activities at San Francisco Fleet Week. This year, they can also find information and resources to help further their education or launch their careers. The Fleet Week Veterans Resource Fair will provide an opportunity to speak with college recruiters, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 […]

NFL teams leave lasting memories for our veterans

There’s nothing better than seeing our veterans earn praise and recognition from those they admire. Several of our residents from our Northern and Southern California Veterans Homes had the opportunity to meet and share stories with some of their team’s favorite players this month during three special events. On Aug. 2, a handful of residents from […]

Planning a Veterans Day event? Share it with us!

Every year, CalVet staff takes part in Veterans Day events throughout the state. It’s one small way we honor all of the men and women who serve and have served in our nation’s armed forces. We also maintain a calendar of Veterans Day events and observances taking place throughout California. If you’re planning an event, […]

“Last Rosie the Riveter” visits Chula Vista Veterans Home

Elinor Otto, known as the “Last Rosie the Riveter,” visited residents at the Veterans Home of California — Chula Vista on Saturday. Otto, 98, spoke about her experience working at Rohr Aircraft Corp. in Chula Vista during World War II. Read more about her fascinating story in the San Diego Union-Tribune. CalVet operates eight veterans homes, […]

Women Veterans Workshops focus on benefits, employment resources

California is home to nearly 150,000 women who served in our nation’s armed forces, and we want to make sure that they know about all of the benefits and services available to them. CalVet has been hosting workshops throughout the state to provide valuable employment resources and benefits information. U.S. Navy veteran Berenice Kaempfer said […]