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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 […]

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 […]