Category Veterans

24 Veterans presented with Keys to their New Homes tomorrow

On Saturday, November 17, Homes 4 Families and CalVet will hold a public ceremony topresent 24 veterans and their families with keys to their new homes. “I believe in the American Dream, and for veterans, a big part of that dream is home ownership,” said CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani. “Through this project, CalVet and Homes 4 Families have […]

California State Parks offers Free Admission at 144 State Parks this Monday, Nov. 12

This Monday, Nov. 12, California State Parks will offer free admission to 144 state parks in observance of Veterans Day and as a sign of gratitude to the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel to our nation. Veterans, active duty and reserve military must show a valid military ID in order […]

Every Day is Veterans Day at our Barstow Home

By Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California – Barstow As the country prepares to honor veterans on Nov. 11 this year, the staff at the Veterans Home of California in Barstow have already begun to commemorate the service of the men and women who reside there. The Home launched #veteransdayeverydayii on Nov. […]

Resident’s mural puts the ‘Home’ in West LA Veterans Home

Making our Home your own: Introducing a new series on CalVet Connect featuring artists, gardeners, crafters and other residents who make our eight state Veterans Homes their own in quite unique ways. Whether it’s an artist, or a singer, we’re here to share how our residents contribute to improving our Homes across California. We begin […]

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 […]

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 […]

Veteran Spotlight: Honoring Don Duncan, U.S. Army veteran

Veteran Spotlight:  From Los Angeles to Redding, San Francisco to Tahoe, CalVet recognizes and honors veterans all throughout California. We know that every veteran has a unique story to tell, and we want to acknowledge these great stories. Do you know someone worthy of recognition? Send us the details: PAO@CalVet.ca.gov. by Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, […]

CalVet Honors Purple Heart Veterans

In honor of Purple Heart Day, CalVet recognizes all of the men and women who were wounded or killed while serving in our nation’s armed forces. Hear a message from our Secretary, Dr. Vito Imbasciani.

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 […]