Category Veterans

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 […]

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 […]

Marine killed in World War II to be buried in Gilroy, California Nov. 18

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 […]

U.S. Air Force Monument Completed at Northern California Veterans Cemetery

For nearly a decade, the Northern California Veterans Cemetery Support Board has worked to install the first of five planned monuments on cemetery grounds in Igo, California. This week, the U.S. Air Force Monument’s 5-foot diameter globe titled “Into the Wild Blue Yonder” was lifted onto the pedestal and bolted in place prior to the […]

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 […]

We are veterans, too: CalVet staff bring personal experience to their mission

At CalVet, we take pride in serving California’s veterans. For many, it’s a very personal mission. Large numbers of us brought the skills we learned in the military to CalVet after our own service. We represent every branch of service and many eras, but we all share the same mission: to ensure that our fellow […]

A Veterans Day message from CalVet

Hear from Dr. Vito Imbasciani, Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, as he shares what Veterans Day means to him and to all of us at CalVet.

Every Day is Veterans Day at Barstow Home

By Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California – Barstow Some people shy away from having their picture taken and sharing their stories, but 30 residents at the Veterans Home in Barstow did just that for #veteransdayeveryday, a social media campaign highlighting their lives and service.

Donate a wreath or volunteer to help for Wreaths Across America Day

“A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, by the men it remembers.” — John F. Kennedy If you’re looking for a way to honor veterans this holiday season, join CalVet and Wreaths Across America for a wreath-laying ceremony next month at our California Veterans Cemeteries […]

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 […]