A new history exhibit provides a rare glimpse of World War I through artifacts and photographs of California soldiers who served. The exhibit, hosted by the California Military Department and the California State Library, includes personal diaries and photographs from the time, as well as recruiting posters, period arms, uniforms, and division flags. California in World […]

More than 500 people are expected to attend  the 12th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at CalVet’s Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. The event has become a proud tradition for staff and the local community. “Memorial Day is a time to honor all of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our […]

CalVet welcomed two new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) administrators last month, and appointed Robert Hennig to serve as the agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. Larry N. Pangilinan will oversee the SNF at the California Veterans Home – Barstow. Jay S. Caddell will serve as SNF administrator at our Yountville home. Governor Edmund G. Brown […]

Veterans coming home from World War I in 1921 reaped the rewards of low-interest farm and home loan financing available through our Farm and Home program, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the Department became a permanent fixture in California. On this day, 72 years ago, the Legislature enacted law creating the department to serve […]

“Those who fought in Vietnam are part of us, part of our history. They reflected the best in us. No number of wreaths, no amount of music and memorializing will ever do them justice, but it is good for us that we honor them and their sacrifice. And it’s good that we do it in […]

by Ron Brand, Information Officer, California Veterans Home — Chula Vista This Saturday, our Veterans Home of California – Chula Vista will celebrate 18 years of service to veterans in the San Diego area. A Founder’s Day celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. The event will include live music, […]

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 72,918 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,704 from the Korean War and 1,598 from the Vietnam War. Army Air […]

Every Memorial Day, a group of Vietnam veterans and community members spends a day at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, reading the name, branch of service, and hometown of every veteran inscribed on its granite walls. It’s a way to honor each individual and to ensure that all of the men and women who were […]

by Ron Brand, Information Officer, California Veterans Home — West Los Angeles In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, we shine the spotlight on two of CalVet’s extraordinary nurses and we salute all nurses who serve veterans in the Golden State. In 2004, Dubraka “Dee” Labovic packed her things and traveled from Serbia to Tennessee […]

Today, the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program announced the availability of $75 million in funding to assist in developing housing opportunities for our veterans, especially those at risk of homelessness or experiencing temporary or chronic homelessness. Awards will be made to qualifying developers and nonprofit entities to construct, acquire, rehabilitate, or preserve affordable […]