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Five CalVet Veterans Homes named to Top 100 list

CalVet earned top-100 rankings for five Veterans Homes according to the latest article published this month in U.S. News & World Report out of 1,400 Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) in the state. The ratings identify 139 top nursing homes for the 2018-19 year. A total of 1,199 nursing homes were evaluated in this study throughout California. […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of the most recent top articles, or click here to visit our site. Coming home: A Korean War veteran who was MIA for decades finally buried on home […]

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 […]

CalVet recognizes national POW-MIA recognition day

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). Governor Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 as POW/MIA Recognition Day, continuing an annual day of observance that began in 1979 to […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of the most recent top articles, or click here to visit our site.   09/11/2001: We will never forget MILITARY CONNECTION — For most Americans, we have a […]

Californian Infantryman killed in Afghanistan

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.  Staff Sgt. Diobanjo Sanagustin, 32, of National City, Calif., died Tuesday, Sept. 4 in a non-combat incident in Afghanistan. His more than 10 years of military service included deployments to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more […]

Navy Cmdr. killed during the Vietnam War identified as Californian

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,906 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,699 from the Korean War and 1,594 from the Vietnam War. Early last […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of the most recent top articles, or click here to visit our site.   VA’s mission is America’s promise VA BLOG — “To care for him who shall […]

CalVet Supports Veterans Living in Fire-Affected Areas

People throughout California are feeling the impacts of more than a dozen major wildfires, whether directly through evacuations and loss of property, or indirectly through smoke-filled skies and hazy conditions. On July 25, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. declared a state of emergency for Riverside and Shasta counties due to the Cranston and Carr fires. A […]

Navy Cross posthumously awarded to Marine Infantryman from Porterville

Fifty years after his heroic actions during the Vietnam War, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Stephen Austin was posthumously awarded the esteemed Navy Cross. Austin died June 8, 1968, when he and his squad were ambushed. He was 21. The award was presented to his daughter, Neily Esposito, on July 21 at a 50th anniversary reunion […]