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Nancy McFadden, Jerry Brown's chief of staff, dieshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Nancy-McFadden,-Jerry-Brown's-chief-of-staff,-dies.aspx3/23/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNancy McFadden, Jerry Brown's chief of staff, diesSACRAMENTO BEE --- Four years ago, Nancy McFadden returned to her alma mater to receive an honorary doctorate and deliver the commencement address ... she urged the graduating students not to forget kindness and gratitude as they changed the world.
New VA appeals transparency tool part of focus on veterans’ experience to build trusthttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/New-VA-appeals-transparency-tool-part-of-focus-on-veterans’-experience-to-build-trust.aspx3/23/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNew VA appeals transparency tool part of focus on veterans’ experience to build trustFEDERAL NEWS RADIO --- Veterans struggling through the Veterans Affairs Administration’s claims appeals process will soon have one less reason for frustration.
One veteran scammed over $700,000 and a Purple Heart in a rising wave of benefits fraudhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/One-veteran-scammed-over-$700,000-and-a-Purple-Heart-in-a-rising-wave-of-benefits-fraud.aspx3/23/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleOne veteran scammed over $700,000 and a Purple Heart in a rising wave of benefits fraudCNBC --- More than 25 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan have fundamentally changed the size and makeup of the U.S. veterans' population. The Department of Veterans Affairs says Gulf War-era veterans ... are now the largest group of veterans.
Hurdles remain for VA medical coverage for Agent Orange-related illnesseshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Hurdles-remain-for-VA-medical-coverage-for-Agent-Orange-related-illnesses.aspx3/23/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHurdles remain for VA medical coverage for Agent Orange-related illnessesDAILY PRESS --- VA Secretary Shulkin suggests he favors expansion of Agent Orange-related health care and disability compensation to new categories of ailing veterans but that factors such as cost, medical science and politics still stand in the way.
Expanding Traumatic Brain Injury treatment options for veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Expanding-Traumatic-Brain-Injury-treatment-options-for-veterans.aspx3/23/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleExpanding Traumatic Brain Injury treatment options for veteransBLOGS.VA.GOV --- March is the annual observance of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month, during which VA and other health care organizations draw attention to the latest developments in the treatment of TBI.
Meet the combat vet who ran 31 marathons in 31 days on prosthetic legshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Meet-the-combat-vet-who-ran-31-marathons-in-31-days-on-prosthetic-legs.aspx3/23/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleMeet the combat vet who ran 31 marathons in 31 days on prosthetic legsPURPOSE TO PLAY --- Rob Jones lost his legs in Afghanistan in 2010 while working as a combat engineer in the Marine Corps. He was clearing out a dangerous area on his second deployment when an IED found him before he could find it.
Annual Vietnam Veterans Day in Shasta County provides a welcome homehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Annual-Vietnam-Veterans-Day-in-Shasta-County-provides-a-welcome-home.aspx3/23/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAnnual Vietnam Veterans Day in Shasta County provides a welcome homeKRCR NEWS --- The 9th annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in Redding will once again provide veterans, and their families, the chance to bond together and remember those who may have been forgotten.
Study: Civilian workforce driving vets to start businesseshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Study-Civilian-workforce-driving-vets-to-start-businesses.aspx3/22/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleStudy: Civilian workforce driving vets to start businessesMILITARY TIMES --- In the military, there are repercussions for not doing your job. But in the civilian world, that’s not always the case, said ... an Army veteran who spent five years in corporate America before opening a franchise business.
Mental health care for veterans with 'bad paper' included in spending billhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Mental-health-care-for-veterans-with-'bad-paper'-included-in-spending-bill.aspx3/22/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleMental health care for veterans with 'bad paper' included in spending billSTARS AND STRIPES --- A measure to increase mental and behavioral health care for veterans with other-than-honorable discharges ... is included in a massive spending bill that Congress unveiled Wednesday night.
Budget omnibus includes new mental health care for other-than-honorable vetshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Budget-omnibus-includes-new-mental-health-care-for-other-than-honorable-vets.aspx3/22/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleBudget omnibus includes new mental health care for other-than-honorable vetsMILITARY TIMES --- Tucked into the $1.3 trillion omnibus budget deal released late Wednesday are provisions to expand mental health care access for veterans with other-than-honorable discharges, in an effort to prevent more veteran suicides.

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