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Shulkin shares challenges of his time at VA with N.J. audiencehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Shulkin-shares-challenges-of-his-time-at-VA-with-N-J--audience.aspx10/3/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleShulkin shares challenges of his time at VA with N.J. audienceROI-NJ --- Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin returned to New Jersey on Tuesday evening to discuss his work at the VA, and commend New Jersey on some of its efforts in the health care space.
VA releases 2018 performance ratings for its hospitalshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-releases-2018-performance-ratings-for-its-hospitals.aspx10/3/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA releases 2018 performance ratings for its hospitalsSTARS AND STRIPES --- The Department of Veterans Affairs released the newest performance ratings Wednesday for each of its 146 hospitals, citing improvements in the past year at some of its lowest-performing facilities.
Trump donates salary for vet entrepreneurshiphttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Trump-donates-salary-for-vet-entrepreneurship.aspx10/3/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTrump donates salary for vet entrepreneurshipMILITARY TIMES REBOOT CAMP --- President Donald Trump on Wednesday donated his second quarter salary to a new Small Business Administration initiative to help veteran entrepreneurs, the second time this year he has given money to veterans.
Advocates call for a renewed national conversation on veteran suicidehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Advocates-call-for-a-renewed-national-conversation-on-veteran-suicide.aspx10/3/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAdvocates call for a renewed national conversation on veteran suicideMILITARY TIMES --- Melissa Bryant said the 5,520 flags placed along the National Mall Wednesday to illustrate the toll of veteran suicide this year alone were more than just a visual reminder of the scope of the problem.
Allan Hancock Community College receives grant money to expand services for student veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Allan-Hancock-Community-College-receives-grant-money-to-expand-services-for-student-veterans.aspx10/2/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAllan Hancock Community College receives grant money to expand services for student veteransKEYT 3 NEWS --- The Veteran Success Center at Allan Hancock Community College is receiving nearly $200,000 in grant money through the California Community Colleges Board of Governors.
TriWest takes over VA community care programs nationwidehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/TriWest-takes-over-VA-community-care-programs-nationwide.aspx10/2/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTriWest takes over VA community care programs nationwideMILITARY TIMES --- Veterans Affairs officials announced Tuesday that TriWest Health Care Alliance will take over nationwide operations for the department’s main community care programs despite concerns raised last month.
State-of-the-art Veterans Affairs clinic coming to Bakersfieldhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/State-of-the-art-Veterans-Affairs-clinic-coming-to-Bakersfield.aspx10/2/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleState-of-the-art Veterans Affairs clinic coming to BakersfieldBAKERSFIELD.COM --- After years of delays, local military veterans and their families learned Tuesday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Bakersfield will be replaced with a new $40 million, state-of-the-art facility.
TrueCar partners up with DAV and Team RWB to give cars to wounded veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/TrueCar-partners-up-with-DAV-and-Team-RWB-to-give-cars-to-wounded-veterans.aspx10/2/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTrueCar partners up with DAV and Team RWB to give cars to wounded veteransWE ARE THE MIGHTY --- Last year, TrueCar teamed up with DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to put on the DrivenToDrive program and awarded U.S. Army Veteran and Special Forces medic Major Peter Way the keys to a new, adapted van at the closing ceremony
‘I knew something was not right’: Mass cancellations of diagnostic test orders at VA hospitals draw scrutinyhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/‘I-knew-something-was-not-right’-Mass-cancellations-of-diagnostic-test-orders-at-VA-hospitals-draw-scrutiny.aspx10/1/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News Article‘I knew something was not right’: Mass cancellations of diagnostic test orders at VA hospitals draw scrutinyUSA TODAY --- Radiology technologist Jeff Dettbarn said he knew something was wrong at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
'We need to remember who these people are,' Gold Star moms, fallen troops honored in Granite Bayhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/'We-need-to-remember-who-these-people-are,'-Gold-Star-moms,-fallen-troops-honored-in-Granite-Bay.aspx10/1/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News Article'We need to remember who these people are,' Gold Star moms, fallen troops honored in Granite BayKCRA 3 NEWS --- Sunday was Gold Star Mother’s Day, a day to honor the moms of fallen service members.

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