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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 […]

CalVet Supports 240,000 Veterans Living in Fire-Affected Areas

According to US Department of Veterans Affairs records, 240,000 veterans live in the counties affected by October’s wildfires. More than 213,000 acres have burned, an estimated 5,700 structures destroyed and 41 people have been killed. 40,000 people remain evacuated. Last week Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Solano County, Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties, and Butte, Lake, Mendocino, […]

Friday Open House: American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Memorial statue on display at CalVet

CalVet will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, for viewing a replica of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. The sculpture, titled “the Gift,” was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg.

You Are Not Forgotten: California Remembers POWs and MIAs

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). Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 POW/MIA Recognition Day, continuing an annual day of observance that began in 1979 to raise […]

September 11th Memorial at Cal Expo Open to the Public Today

Every year on September 11th, we remember and honor the 2,977 people who were killed during the attacks on that day in 2001. Today, on the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a proclamation declaring today Patriot Day in California and ordered all flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff.

Korean Government Medal Honors Korean War Veterans

Embassy of the Republic of Korea seeks Korean War veterans to honor with the “Ambassador for Peace” medal If you served in the Korean War, you may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to men and women who served in […]

Planning a Veterans Day event? Share it with us!

Each year, CalVet compiles a list of Veterans Day events taking place throughout California. If you’re planning an event for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017, consider submitting it for inclusion in our online calendar. To submit your Veterans Day event, send the following information to PAO.CalVet@calvet.ca.gov:

American Indian & Alaska Native Veterans Memorial model on display at CalVet

Visitors to CalVet headquarters have the opportunity to view the model of a new memorial statue that will honor American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans. The sculpture design, which was selected by the official American Indian Alaska Native Veterans Memorial Committee, was created by renowned sculptor A. Thomas Schomberg and titled “The Gift.” The planned […]

CalVet honors California Marine killed in the Battle of Tarawa, World War II

Marine Corps Pfc. George B. Murray, 20, of Oceano, killed during the battle of Tarawa in World War II, will be buried August 18 in Arroyo Grande. In November 1943, Murray was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of […]

Help Shape California’s Future

California leadership should reflect the rich diversity of our state. Veteran appointments to State Boards or Commissions ensures the veteran community has a voice in state policy and it can be a very rewarding experience. As a member of a board or commission, a veteran can influence public policy and bring attention to veteran issues. But how […]