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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. Senate Republicans express concerns about Trump’s choice to lead Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON POST — Ronny […]

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 […]

Celebration of Life to Honor Three Women Killed in Yountville shooting

View photos from this event by clicking here. A Celebration of Life service, scheduled for Monday, will honor the victims of last Friday’s shooting on the campus of the California Veterans Home – Yountville. Executive director Christine Loeber, 48, and staff psychologists Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, 32, and Dr. Jennifer Gray Golick, 42, served as […]

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 this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. Embattled VA secretary insists he’s in charge and moving past controversies MILITARY TIMES — Veterans Affairs […]

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. 2 Vets Celebrate Love: ‘If You Came To See The Bride, You’re Out Of Luck’ […]

Video: Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget Supports Veterans

Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2018-19 reaffirms his ongoing commitment to California’s veteran community. The proposed budget includes a $6 million net increase to help support or expand CalVet’s programs to meet the changing needs of our veterans. In this video, CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani discusses how the proposed budget will benefit veterans programs […]

Marine veteran from California poised to receive Medal of Honor

John Canley, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran from Oxnard, is in line to receive the military’s highest award – the Medal of Honor. Canley was approved for the award for his actions in and outside of Hue, Vietnam in 1968. The Medal of Honor has been bestowed on 3,496 men and one woman (a Civil […]

New California Law Establishes LGBT Bill of Rights

A new California law establishes a Bill of Rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents of long-term care facilities, including California’s eight Veterans Homes, which provide residential and long-term care services to about 2,200 veterans and their spouses. Senate Bill 219 makes it unlawful for any long-term care facility to deny admission, transfer […]

John K. Lopez Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises Awards for 2018

The California Department of General Services (DGS) presented the 18th annual State Agency Recognition Awards for leadership in contracting with disabled veteran businesses at a ceremony yesterday in Sacramento. As the state advocate for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs), CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani awarded the John K. Lopez DVBE awards for business and individual […]

California Army Pfc. killed in the Korean War to be buried in Hometown

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 72,975 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,713 from the Korean War and 1,602 from the Vietnam War. Army Corps […]