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Newly-released governor’s budget includes additional CalVet funding

Posted January 11, 2013 by

The 2013-14 Governor’s Budget released Jan. 10 includes funding that will help the California Department of Veterans Affairs continue to serve California veterans and their families. The proposed budget includes $27 million for the ongoing funding needed to open the Redding and Fresno Veterans Homes. These funds are in addition to the $9.4 million that…

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Monitor: A naval war fighting First

Posted March 6, 2013 by PO1 Tim Comerford

On March 8, 1862, a dark shape emerged from Gosport Shipyard: the beast that was the CSS Virginia was on the prowl.....

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Columbarium dedication honors military ceterans

Posted May 13, 2013 by J.D. Leipold

Army photograph Casket teams carry the engraved urns with the unclaimed cremated remains of the first service members to be placed in newly dedicated Columbarium 9 at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 9, 2013. Though the six veterans whose service era spanned the Civil War to Vietnam had no known relatives to see them rendered…

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Hagel calls on vets to partner in reshaping military

Posted July 22, 2013 by Donna Miles

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks to attendees at the Veterans of Foreign War national convention held at the Louisville International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., July 22, 2013. Opening his address July 22 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention with a tribute to Korean War veterans, Defense…

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VA secretary warns of shutdown impact on veterans, families

Posted October 9, 2013 by Donna Miles

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki painted a dire picture Oct. 9 of the impact of the government shutdown on benefits and services to veterans – from a slowdown in claims reviews to the threat of cancelled compensation checks to more than 5 million beneficiaries if funding isn’t restored soon. “All the effects … are negative,”…

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VA to expand benefits for traumatic brain injury

Posted December 18, 2013 by

Adds five illnesses related to service connected TBI Some veterans with traumatic brain injury who are diagnosed with any of five other ailments will have an easier path to receive additional disability pay under new regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new regulation, which takes effect 30 days from today, impacts some…

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White House launches one-stop shopping for vets seeking jobs

Posted April 23, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, April 23 launched the Veterans Employment Center, the first online one-stop shopping tool for veterans, transitioning service members and spouses in search of employment. The announcement was made at a third-anniversary celebration for their “Joining Forces” initiative at Fort Campbell, Ky….

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Remains of U.S. soldier killed in ’53 identified

Posted July 25, 2014 by

Lawrence Jock’s surviving relatives in northern New York knew next to nothing about the Army combat veteran who was declared missing in action at the end of the Korean War more than 60 years ago. Now that his remains have been identified and will be brought back to the North Country for burial, his relatives…

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Pearl Harbor survivor recounts life-changing experience

Posted December 5, 2014 by PO1 John Belanger

The 19-year-old airman jumped from his bunk when he heard a thunderous explosion outside his third floor barracks window, Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. When he looked out the window, he saw a plane with a big red ball flying low to the ground strafing Hickam airfield. Retired Air Force CWO Jay C. Groff Jr.,…

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VA establishes MyVA advisory committee

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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced March 13 the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee. The committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit and government sectors to assist in reorienting the Department to better meet the needs of Veterans. This committee is charged with advising the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with a focus…

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