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CalVet Goes “Above & Beyond” in Contracting With Veteran-Owned Businesses

CalVet consistently leads the state in contracting for supplies and services through certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). In the past year, our contracting with DVBEs far exceeded the state goal of three percent, and even exceeded our internal agency goal of five percent. We are pleased to report that last year CalVet spent 11.82 […]

Marine killed in World War II to be buried in Arvin, California today

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 72,977 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,716 from the Korean War and 1,602 from the Vietnam War. Marine Corps […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. Political Notebook: Napa wildfires tested state’s gay veterans affairs secretary BAY AREA REPORTER — As […]

Tax Proposal would reverse progress in ensuring all California Veterans have a place to call home

Today CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani issued the following statement on the tax proposal in Congress: “Former service members living in California could end up on the streets if Congress passes its draft tax proposal. This hasty plan would eliminate tax-exempt bonds, which help us fight homelessness and find affordable housing for California veterans. “Two […]

23 New Laws for 2018 Intended to Help California Veterans

In a little over a month, another year will open with a crop of new laws that aim to make our state a better place for veterans to live. Many of these bills will improve outreach to ensure veterans are aware of the wide range of assistance available to them, such as obtaining free civil legal assistance, starting […]

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 […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. California State Parks Offers Free Admission to Veterans and Military Personnel on Veterans Day CA […]

Yountville Veteran to Compete in World’s Largest Table Tennis Tournament

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Yountville Dan Goodman, a resident at the Veterans Home of California at Yountville, will compete next June in the largest table tennis tournament in the world. He will participate in the World Veterans Championships, taking place from June 18-24, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our full site. Exclusive: VA goes high-tech with Uber-like tracking center for veteran health care USA TODAY […]

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 […]