Category Women Veterans

2018 Trailblazers – Women Veterans honored at annual reception in Sacramento

Teaming up with the Women Veterans Alliance and the City of Sacramento, CalVet recently celebrated the accomplishments of female veterans at their annual Women Veterans Reception in downtown Sacramento. The annual celebration was held at the Leland Stanford Mansion and served as the backdrop for four CalVet Trailblazer award-winners. This award is given annually in […]

Past, Present & Future – CalVet honors trailblazers at 2018 Women Veterans Reception

Four notable and outstanding women veterans will be honored and recognized tonight as part of the 2018 Women Veterans Reception at the Leland Stanford Mansion in downtown Sacramento. U.S. Army veteran Ann Duson of Inland Empire, U.S. Army veteran Kathy Lester of Sacramento, U.S. Air Force veteran Kiyo Sato of Sacramento, and U.S. Navy veteran […]

Women Veterans Workshops focus on benefits, employment resources

California is home to nearly 150,000 women who served in our nation’s armed forces, and we want to make sure that they know about all of the benefits and services available to them. CalVet has been hosting workshops throughout the state to provide valuable employment resources and benefits information. U.S. Navy veteran Berenice Kaempfer said […]

Calling all Women Veterans! Join our Mailing List

If you’re one of the nearly 150,000 California women who served in the military, we want to make sure you have access to all of the benefits you’ve earned by virtue of wearing the nation’s uniform. Add your name to CalVet’s Women Veterans Roster to join our mailing list and receive information about benefits, programs […]

Get ready, get hired: Join CalVet at our next women veterans benefits and employment workshop

“Graciela had a great presentation.” “Excellent workshop. I’ll be sharing it with my friends.” The feedback from the first of many women veterans employment benefits workshops has been stellar. In partnership with Veterans Connect at the Library, CalTAP and the CalVet Women Veterans Division, these workshops have helped women veterans in California find the tools […]

Women Veterans: Get the Benefits and Career Assistance You Deserve

Women comprise approximately 10 percent of all American veterans and about 15 percent of all active duty military, but their transition to the civilian workforce can be challenging at times. That’s why CalVet will host a series of workshops over the next four months as we help local veterans ease that transition and gain real-life […]

CalVet Honors Paula Ross, World War II Veteran and Holocaust Survivor

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Yountville World War II veteran and Holocaust survivor Paula Ross passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. She was 97 years old. Her story was unique as a woman veteran who served as a German translator during World War II and a Holocaust survivor well known for […]

Operation Dress Code Helps Women Transition to Civilian Jobs

Making the transition from military life to the civilian workforce can be tricky. It requires new skills. What’s the best way to conduct a job search? How will you ace the job interview? What will you wear? For women veterans, Operation Dress Code can help to answer all of these questions, and more. It’s not […]

Stories of Service: Veterans Home – Fresno

The Veterans Home of California – Fresno provides care for aging veterans. ValleyPBS recently visited the state of the art facility and met with two residents who served in the United States Navy during WWII. Gordon Scott of Kingsburg and Elsa Barry of Fresno both moved into the Veterans Home in 2017. Stories of Service: […]