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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 […]

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. Exclusive: Inside Trump’s new VA office, early moves to help whistleblowers draw praise USA TODAY […]

Governor’s 2018-19 Budget Proposal Supports California Veterans

CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani spoke to veteran stakeholder representatives via teleconference today to provide an overview of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s budget proposal for 2018-19, which was released this morning. The proposed budget contains several significant allocations that would benefit veterans. Dr. Imbasciani’s remarks are below. “Let me begin by saying that the budget Governor Brown proposed this morning […]

CalVet receives inspirational ‘Veterans First’ digital prints

A golden eagle, 13 red and white stripes, a matching number of stars and a simple, two-word slogan – “Veterans First” – has come to epitomize James Jungroth’s deep appreciation for veterans in America. It’s a simple ideology, to put veterans first in life, but it’s one that Jungroth takes great pride in and it’s taken […]

Flu season is here: Take steps to protect yourself

It’s peak flu season and time to focus on staying healthy. There’s no sure-fire guarantee you will avoid the bug, but a few simple guidelines can help increase your chances of getting through another season flu-free. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends the following basic steps to protect yourself and your family against […]

CalVet to Update Residency Requirements for California Veterans Homes

CalVet is in the process of updating the rules for admission eligibility at our eight California Veterans Homes. The current regulation, Section 501.2 on eligibility determination, was written when California operated only one veterans home. Today, CalVet provides housing and care for about 2,200 veterans, spouses, domestic partners, widows and widowers at eight homes in […]