Category Events

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 […]

Northern California Veterans Cemetery reopens

The Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo has re-opened following the nearly two-week closure due to the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Power was restored to the cemetery Monday and services have been rescheduled to start Wednesday. For general information about our veterans cemetery at Igo call (866) 777-4533 , during business hours, Monday-Friday, between […]

CalVet Honors Purple Heart Veterans

In honor of Purple Heart Day, CalVet recognizes all of the men and women who were wounded or killed while serving in our nation’s armed forces. Hear a message from our Secretary, Dr. Vito Imbasciani.

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 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 […]

Veterans move into VHHP-funded Renaissance at Parc Grove in Fresno

This week, 28 veterans packed up their belongings and carried them into their new homes at the Renaissance at Parc Grove in Fresno. This supportive housing project, which broke ground a little over a year ago, is a safe destination for veterans experiencing homelessness in the San Joaquin Valley.  The 40-unit development of one- and […]