Category Women Veterans

New administrator brings “will-do” attitude to Veterans Home of California-Yountville

Lisa Peake believes that whether you are sent to Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, or anywhere else, attitude makes the difference between drudgery and doable. “If you say ‘this deployment is going to be horrible,’ it will,” said Peake, who retired from the California National Guard as a “full-bird colonel” in May, ending a 30-year career in […]

Redding Veterans Home resident featured as part of Women’s Military History Week

By Gary Moore, Public Information Officer at VHC-Redding Aptly nicknamed the Lady Tiger, Dorothy Gotlieb Picotte was a fierce multi-sport competitor in high school, a determined young woman in the military, and remains a fiery and beloved member of the Veterans Home of California – Redding to this day. Picotte grew up in the East […]

CalVet celebrates Women’s Military History Week

This week, March 18 – 24, CalVet recognizes and celebrates women veterans and their contributions to our country as part of our state’s Women’s Military History Week. Each year, the third week of March is highlighted as a time to recognize the important accomplishments of women who have served in the armed forces of the […]

Recognizing the contributions of African American Women Veterans

Women have long answered the call to defend and protect this country, yet many of their contributions have largely been unrecognized and unrewarded. During the national designation of the month of February as Black History Month, the CalVet Women Veterans Division is sending a special message to recognize and elevate the invaluable contributions of black […]

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 […]