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BMW announces technical education program for US military vetshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/BMW-announces-technical-education-program-for-US-military-vets.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleBMW announces technical education program for US military vetsBMW BLOG --- At the opening of its stand at the 2018 NAIAS, BMW announced the launch of a new program aiming at training military men and women to become proper technicians and eventually change their occupation and work with BMW facilities.
Harsh response to Shulkin's decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSDhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Harsh-response-to-Shulkin's-decision-that-VA-won’t-study-medical-marijuana-for-PTSD.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHarsh response to Shulkin's decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSDSTARS AND STRIPES --- Despite pleas from congressmen, veterans and the country’s largest veterans service organization asking for research into medical marijuana, the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t initiate a study into the drug’s effects.
VA says it won't study medical marijuana's effect on veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-says-it-won't-study-medical-marijuana's-effect-on-veterans.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA says it won't study medical marijuana's effect on veteransWASHINGTON POST --- The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.
Rock & Brews Vacaville to host private event for veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Rock--Brews-Vacaville-to-host-private-event-for-veterans.aspx1/15/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleRock & Brews Vacaville to host private event for veteransVALLEJO TIMES-HERALD --- Rock & Brews co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul Stanley of KISS will host a private veteran luncheon with local operator Jon Mesko at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
The best effort to fight Opioid addiction may be at this VA hospital in the center of America’s epidemichttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/The-best-effort-to-fight-Opioid-addiction-may-be-at-this-VA-hospital-in-the-center-of-America’s-epidemic.aspx1/15/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThe best effort to fight Opioid addiction may be at this VA hospital in the center of America’s epidemicTASK & PURPOSE --- Two months after President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs became the first hospital system in the country to publicly release the rates of its opioid prescriptions
Native American veterans to have memorial on National Mallhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Native-American-veterans-to-have-memorial-on-National-Mall.aspx1/15/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNative American veterans to have memorial on National MallCBS NEWS --- Native American veterans will have a memorial at the National Mall, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian.
Did agency knowingly hire dangerous doctors?https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Did-agency-knowingly-hire-dangerous-doctors.aspx1/15/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleDid agency knowingly hire dangerous doctors?MEDSCAPE --- The Veterans Administration (VA) knowingly hired doctors whose malpractice or disciplinary history should have raised serious concerns with administrators, according to an investigation conducted by USA Today.
Kelli’s Heroes: VA emergency medical card to eliminate confusionhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Kelli’s-Heroes-VA-emergency-medical-card-to-eliminate-confusion.aspx1/14/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleKelli’s Heroes: VA emergency medical card to eliminate confusionTHE REPORTER --- In the past, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy of emergency care in a non-VA facility has created confusion, and in many instances ended up leaving the veteran paying the bill.
VA facilities now offer same-day care for urgent primary and mental health-care needshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-facilities-now-offer-same-day-care-for-urgent-primary--and-mental-health-care-needs.aspx1/13/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA facilities now offer same-day care for urgent primary and mental health-care needsLAKE COUNTY NEWS --- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced a major milestone, that 100 percent of its more than 1,000 medical facilities across the country now offer same-day services for urgent primary and mental health-care.
Kevlar for the Mind: Why veterans shouldn't shy away from political careershttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Kevlar-for-the-Mind-Why-veterans-shouldn't-shy-away-from-political-careers.aspx1/13/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleKevlar for the Mind: Why veterans shouldn't shy away from political careersMILITARY TIMES --- The military is only the first career stop for most service members. After serving honorably for 20 or so years, slipping into a pair of slacks, buttoning up a dress shirt and cinching up a tie every day becomes the norm.

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