Category Events

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 […]

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 […]

Operation Dress Code Helps Women Transition to Civilian Jobs

Making the transition from military life to the civilian workforce can be tricky. It requires new skills. What’s the best way to conduct a job search? How will you ace the job interview? What will you wear? For women veterans, Operation Dress Code can help to answer all of these questions, and more. It’s not […]

CalVet and Habitat for Humanity Riverside break ground on 26 new homes for veterans

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and Habitat for Humanity Riverside held a public ceremony today to break ground on 26 new homes for low-income veteran families.   The CalVetREN (Residential Enriched Neighborhood) program offers permanent affordable home ownership and family enrichment services, while ensuring the veterans home loan payments don’t exceed 35% of […]

Fresno Veterans Home Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary and 5-Star Rating

by Julie Cusator, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Fresno Four years ago the Fresno Veterans Home welcomed its first two residents. Today, the facility is filled with 300 residents in assisted living, skilled nursing and skilled nursing memory care. The Home also employs close to 500 employees, who provide quality care for our veterans. Our […]

Fallen heroes to be honored Saturday at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park is a tribute to our fallen heroes. It’s one way we honor the service and sacrifice of Californians who were killed or missing in action, or who died from causes related to their service in Vietnam. This Saturday, Oct. 14, CalVet and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial […]

Work of Veteran Artists Showcased During Fleet Week

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California — Yountville Seventy-eight veteran artists share the limelight this week while their work is on display at San Francisco Fleet Week’s 5th Annual Veterans Art Exhibit. Service members from World War II to the present are represented, including 19 residents of the Veterans Home of […]

Friday Open House: American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Memorial statue on display at CalVet

CalVet will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, for viewing a replica of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. The sculpture, titled “the Gift,” was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg.

You Are Not Forgotten: California Remembers POWs and MIAs

Today, CalVet honors the memory of the many service men and women who were held as prisoners of war (POW) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 POW/MIA Recognition Day, continuing an annual day of observance that began in 1979 to raise […]