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Long-planned development for seniors and vets opens in Northern Californiahttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Long-planned-development-for-seniors-and-vets-opens-in-Northern-California.aspx6/8/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleLong-planned development for seniors and vets opens in Northern CaliforniaAFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE --- Perseverance was the special ingredient behind the 85-unit Tabora Gardens Senior Apartments in Antioch, Calif...Thirty-four of the initial residents are veterans.
David Douglas Duncan, acclaimed combat photographer from WWII through Vietnam, dies at 102https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/David-Douglas-Duncan,-acclaimed-combat-photographer-from-WWII-through-Vietnam,-dies-at-102.aspx6/8/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleDavid Douglas Duncan, acclaimed combat photographer from WWII through Vietnam, dies at 102STARS AND STRIPES --- To photograph the U.S. assault on Okinawa, a World War II battle so fierce it was remembered as a "typhoon of steel," Larry Wetherington lay suspended under the wing of a P-38 fighter plane.
Veterans Resource Center opening at Long Beach Public Libraryhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Veterans-Resource-Center-opening-at-Long-Beach-Public-Library.aspx6/8/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVeterans Resource Center opening at Long Beach Public LibrarySIGNAL TRIBUNE --- The Long Beach Public Library will launch the Veterans Resource Center on Saturday, June 9, at 10:30am, at the main library, 101 Pacific Ave.
As burn pit problems linger, advocates worry VA and DoD are moving too slowhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/As-burn-pit-problems-linger,-advocates-worry-VA-and-DoD-are-moving-too-slow.aspx6/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAs burn pit problems linger, advocates worry VA and DoD are moving too slowMILITARY TIMES --- Advocates for veterans exposed to toxic smoke from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan say federal response to the problem is too slow, too incomplete and sadly too late for thousands of troops succumbing to fatal diseases.
Trump to sign veterans health bill as White House works against bipartisan plan to fund ithttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Trump-to-sign-veterans-health-bill-as-White-House-works-against-bipartisan-plan-to-fund-it.aspx6/6/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTrump to sign veterans health bill as White House works against bipartisan plan to fund itWASHINGTON POST --- President Trump is preparing to sign a sweeping new law Wednesday aimed at expanding veterans’ access to private-sector health care.
Trump Launches Revamp of Veterans’ Health Care. Can a Rudderless VA Carry It Out?https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Trump-Launches-Revamp-of-Veterans’-Health-Care--Can-a-Rudderless-VA-Carry-It-Out.aspx6/6/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTrump Launches Revamp of Veterans’ Health Care. Can a Rudderless VA Carry It Out?WALL STREET JOURNAL --- President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday a sweeping measure to revamp the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health-care system, which will likely change the way veterans get care in the private sector ...
Why wait? Advocates push fix for threat to military death payoutshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Why-wait-Advocates-push-fix-for-threat-to-military-death-payouts.aspx6/6/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWhy wait? Advocates push fix for threat to military death payoutsMILITARY TIMES --- The government isn’t headed for another shutdown this summer, but advocates want action now to make sure military families aren’t hurt the next time a budget impasse arises.
Welcome Home - El Dorado County Veterans Monumenthttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Welcome-Home---El-Dorado-County-Veterans-Monument.aspx6/5/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWelcome Home - El Dorado County Veterans MonumentPlans to place bronze statuary at the El Dorado County Veterans Monument were revealed Monday (May 28) at Memorial Day ceremonies conducted there by Friends of the Veterans Monument (FVM)...called "Welcome Home."
Vets’ advocates push homeless agenda in D.C.https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Vets’-advocates-push-homeless-agenda-in-D-C.aspx6/5/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVets’ advocates push homeless agenda in D.C.WASHINGTON INFORMER --- About 700 service providers converged last week on a Northwest hotel for a conference on how to combat homelessness among veterans, one of the nation’s most complex problems.
VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals resolves record number of claims to date for FY 2018https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA’s-Board-of-Veterans’-Appeals-resolves-record-number-of-claims-to-date-for-FY-2018.aspx6/5/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals resolves record number of claims to date for FY 2018LAKE COUNTY NEWS --- Underscoring the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ pledge to reduce the wait time for those appealing disability benefits claims, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, as of May 27, has signed more than 53,650 decisions to date...

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