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The Air Force veteran who makes a living from Mark Zuckerberg's garbage: How …https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/The-Air-Force-veteran-who-makes-a-living-from-Mark-Zuckerberg's-garbage-How-….aspx4/8/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThe Air Force veteran who makes a living from Mark Zuckerberg's garbage: How …DAILY MAIL --- A cash-strapped military veteran has revealed how he makes some $300 per week by rummaging through Mark Zuckerberg's garbage. A piece published by the New York Times on Sunday gives a glimpse into the life of Jake Orta, ...
State legislature and Irvine residents agree: Build the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery at the ARDA sitehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/State-legislature-and-Irvine-residents-agree-Build-the-Veterans-Memorial-Park--Cemetery-at-the-ARDA-site.aspx4/8/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleState legislature and Irvine residents agree: Build the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery at the ARDA siteIRVINE COMMUNITY NEWS AND VIEWS --- After a year of delays and obstruction, it looks like the long-promised Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery may finally be moving forward, with renewed leadership from the State Legislature.
Vietnam veteran receives recognition at Issaquah city hallhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Vietnam-veteran-receives-recognition-at-Issaquah-city-hall.aspx4/7/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVietnam veteran receives recognition at Issaquah city hallISSAQUAH REPORTER --- Kent Paxton, a recent resident of Issaquah, was recognized by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436 for his service in Vietnam as part of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on March 29.
An examination of moral injury, and how you can heal from ithttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/An-examination-of-moral-injury,-and-how-you-can-heal-from-it.aspx4/7/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAn examination of moral injury, and how you can heal from itTHE DAILY SENTINEL --- Here in Mesa County, we've all been touched in one way or another by suicide. Thus, the book "PTSD & Moral Injury: The Journey to Healing through Forgiveness" ... caught my attention.
Habitat for Humanity dedicates 31st househttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Habitat-for-Humanity-dedicates-31st-house.aspx4/6/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHabitat for Humanity dedicates 31st houseLake County News --- Habitat for Humanity Lake County has dedicated the 31st house it has completed for local residents in need, this time for a veteran. On Saturday, March 30, Habitat for Humanity Lake County welcomed Chris White into his new home.
Rowing toward recovery at the San Diego Crew Classichttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Rowing-toward-recovery-at-the-San-Diego-Crew-Classic.aspx4/6/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleRowing toward recovery at the San Diego Crew ClassicROW2K --- When it was first run at the San Diego Crew Classic in 2015, the Freedom Rows event was an exhibition race run to highlight a new initiative to help US military veterans recovering from the injures and emotional trauma suffered in combat.
State treasurer announces sale of $102 million in Veterans General Obligation Bonds to provide housinghttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/State-treasurer-announces-sale-of-$102-million-in-Veterans-General-Obligation-Bonds-to-provide-housing.aspx4/6/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleState treasurer announces sale of $102 million in Veterans General Obligation Bonds to provide housingLAKE COUNTY NEWS --- California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the sale of $102 million in Veterans General Obligation Bonds. The funds will be used by the California Department of Veterans Affairs to provide home loans to veterans in California.
Partnerships lay foundation for vet’s new homehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Partnerships-lay-foundation-for-vet’s-new-home.aspx4/5/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticlePartnerships lay foundation for vet’s new homeAEROTECHNEWS --- Sometimes it takes a village to lift a veteran’s family up from the depths of poverty, or at least the joint efforts of civic-minded folks running nonprofit organizations.
Struggling vets hoping for opportunity at Vallejo job fairhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Struggling-vets-hoping-for-opportunity-at-Vallejo-job-fair.aspx4/5/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleStruggling vets hoping for opportunity at Vallejo job fairTIMES-HERALD --- Charles Russell said he was in Vallejo on Friday, hoping to build on his improving fortunes at a first-ever veterans job fair at the John F. Kennedy Library.
Honor all Native American veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Honor-all-Native-American-veterans.aspx4/5/2019 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHonor all Native American veteransTHE WASHINGTON POST --- It is fitting and proper that there be a National Native American Veterans Memorial in our nation’s capital, but the April 1 Metro article “Native American vets to get memorial” did not tell the whole story of this memorial.

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