Category Events

Sacramento’s Mather Veterans Village breaks ground on two new VHHP projects

The sound of afterburners can be heard throughout the day from the nearby base at Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova. But for the veterans who now call this place home, they’ll be listening to a new sound soon as construction begins on two new projects next door. Luckily for current residents, they have double-paned […]

Vino for Vets nets almost $20,000 for Ventura Veterans Home

Ventura-area businesses and residents show up every year to support veterans living at our California Veterans Home – Ventura. But last year’s turnout for the annual Vino for Vets fundraiser was larger than ever, with about 175 people attending. The end result was nearly $20,000 – delivered to the home’s administration last Thursday, thanks to […]

Affordable housing for veterans opens on site of former March Air Force Base in Riverside County

CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani took part in a grand opening ceremony March 29th at March Veterans Village in Riverside County. The multifamily housing development was funded, in part, by the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program, administered jointly by CalVet, California Department of Housing and Community Development, and California Housing Finance Agency. March Veterans Village, […]

Planning a Memorial Day event? Share it with us

We’re putting together our CalVet calendar listing of all Memorial Day events taking place throughout California. If you’re planning an event in your community, consider sharing the details with us. It’s one way we can provide a centralized listing for veterans and their families looking for event information. To submit your Memorial Day or other […]

Vietnam Veterans Honored for Their Service During Lapel Pinning Ceremony

More than 100 Vietnam-era veterans were honored Thursday afternoon during a noon-time ceremony at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park. Each year, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500 holds a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans and provide the “welcome home” that was missing when they returned home years ago. This year, the […]

Learn more about working with our Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program

With 1.7 million veterans residing in California, our state is home to the largest population of former servicemembers. With this honor comes the challenge of also having the highest number of veterans experiencing homelessness, approximately 29 percent of the national total. Thanks to our Legislature and California voters, $600 million was authorized in 2014 to […]

Navy’s newest warship to be commissioned in honor of California veteran

The U.S. Navy will commission a new guided missile destroyer in honor of California veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, PFC Ralph Henry Johnson.  The USS Ralph Johnson will be commissioned tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, in Charleston, S.C. Johnson, who enlisted in Oakland, is one of 5,673 veterans whose names are engraved on the […]

Gallery: Celebration of Life ceremony for Yountville victims

More than 1,200 dignitaries, community members, families and veterans filled Lincoln Theater on the campus of the Veterans Homes of California — Yountville to capacity Monday night to honor and remember three brave women who lost their lives in service to veterans last Friday. The Pathway Home’s Executive Director Christine Loeber, Clinical Director Jennifer Gray […]

March 29th event will honor Vietnam veterans

Join us on March 29th in thanking all Vietnam veterans for their service to our nation. CalVet, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500, will host a ceremony to thank and honor all Vietnam War veterans and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war. The event begins at noon on National […]

Women Veterans: Get the Benefits and Career Assistance You Deserve

Women comprise approximately 10 percent of all American veterans and about 15 percent of all active duty military, but their transition to the civilian workforce can be challenging at times. That’s why CalVet will host a series of workshops over the next four months as we help local veterans ease that transition and gain real-life […]