Category CalVet Team

Memories of D-Day and beyond: Veterans Home resident got there early, stayed late

Nick Scordino seems to have a knack for notable days. A resident of the Veterans Home of California-West Los Angeles, he turned 97 years old on Memorial Day 2019. His last day in the Army Air Corps happened to be Thanksgiving Day 1945, six months after the Germans surrendered in World War II. And, according […]

Landmark riot launches LGBTQ movement. Fifty years of activism leads to LGBTQ Veterans Inclusion Forum.

June 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York. For six days in 1969, LGBTQ individuals who frequented the Stonewall Inn, a gay and lesbian bar in Manhattan’s West Village, rebelled against the harassment by the New York police who kept raiding it. They resisted, long before “resist” became a political […]

CalVet wins 2019 Abraham Lincoln Pillar of Excellence Award

Last week, CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani and Deputy Secretary for Veterans Services Keith Boylan attended the mid-winter conference of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. They were presented with the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Pillar of Excellence Award in Innovation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the California […]

Immediate resources available for those affected by the government shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown is now the longest ever, and it is affecting many veterans and their families in California. CalVet is sharing resources to assist federal workers during this shutdown. EDD provides assistance to furloughed employees At the direction of Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) is streamlining the processing […]

CalVet hosts Tribal Veteran Representative Training Jan. 23-24 in San Diego

California is home to more American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) veterans than nearly any other state in the nation. Yet this population remains one of the most underserved. CalVet is partnering with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the County of San Diego to host a two-day advocacy training on veteran benefits and services […]

Dr. Imbasciani shares his Veterans Day message

Among the great days of national remembrance, none is more deeply moving to me than the eleventh of November, and this year presents a special centenary as we recognize the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 Armistice. Following more than four years of fighting, the World War I Armistice went into effect at the eleventh hour […]

5 years and counting: Redding Veterans Home celebrates Founder’s Day

Treated to the musical renderings by the Good Time Band, staff and residents at the Redding Veterans Home celebrated their fifth anniversary this past Thursday, October 25. Home Administrator Tim Bouseman welcomed a crowd of friends and families to the Home, and introduced CalVet Assistant Deputy Secretary for Veterans Homes, Thomas Martin, who spoke to […]

Fresno veterans and staff celebrate 5th Annual Founder’s Day

Our Fresno Veterans Home celebrated their fifth anniversary this past Thursday, October 18, with a Founder’s Day celebration.  Residents and staff welcomed friends and family to the Home for a few fun activities and enjoyed special visits from US Congressman Jim Costa, California State Assembly member’s, Jim Patterson, Joaquin Arambula and Fresno County Supervisor Brian […]

Planning a Veterans Day event? Share it with us!

Every year, CalVet staff takes part in Veterans Day events throughout the state. It’s one small way we honor all of the men and women who serve and have served in our nation’s armed forces. We also maintain a calendar of Veterans Day events and observances taking place throughout California. If you’re planning an event, […]

Northern California Veterans Cemetery reopens

The Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo has re-opened following the nearly two-week closure due to the Carr Fire in Shasta County. Power was restored to the cemetery Monday and services have been rescheduled to start Wednesday. For general information about our veterans cemetery at Igo call (866) 777-4533 , during business hours, Monday-Friday, between […]