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SF Bay Area high school books soon to include Filipinos’ sacrifices in WWIIhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/SF-Bay-Area-high-school-books-soon-to-include-Filipinos’-sacrifices-in-WWII.aspx9/21/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleSF Bay Area high school books soon to include Filipinos’ sacrifices in WWIIINQUIRER --- Inclusion of the sacrifices of Filipino veterans in World War II in Grade 11 history books finally will be implemented in the San Francisco Bay Area this semester.
With VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joyhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/With-VA-Adaptive-Sports,-life-has-become-a-joy.aspx9/21/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joyVA --- Veteran Laura Ortiz gets her strength and purpose from three words: faith, humility and service. Those three motivating ideals will be on full display this week at the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic in San Diego.
Women vets have more than double the suicide rate of civilian womenhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Women-vets-have-more-than-double-the-suicide-rate-of-civilian-women-.aspx9/21/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWomen vets have more than double the suicide rate of civilian womenNEWSWEEK --- The suicide rate among women who have served in the U.S. military is more than twice as high as that of adult civilian women, according to new figures released by the Department for Veteran Affairs.
Former Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor for mission long kept secrethttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Former-Special-Forces-medic-to-receive-Medal-of-Honor-for-mission-long-kept-secret.aspx9/20/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleFormer Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor for mission long kept secretARMY TIMES --- If he hadn't wanted to avoid the Marine Corps so badly, retired Capt. Gary Michael "Mike" Rose might never have been on the secret 1970 operation that earned him the military's highest award for valor.
Taking care of our country’s veterans: One of our top national prioritieshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Taking-care-of-our-country’s-veterans-One-of-our-top-national-priorities.aspx9/20/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTaking care of our country’s veterans: One of our top national prioritiesHUFF POST --- Veterans wrote a blank check on their lives when they volunteered to join the military, went to war in many cases, and risked not coming home to their families. They truly did serve our country by giving up their normal lives.
Pepperdine volunteers embark on day of servicehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Pepperdine-volunteers-embark-on-day-of-service.aspx9/20/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticlePepperdine volunteers embark on day of serviceMALIBU SURFSIDE NEWS --- More than 1,500 members of the Pepperdine University community took part in the university's day of service, Step Forward Day, on Sept. 9.
Ten WWII veterans to receive France's highest honorhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Ten-WWII-veterans-to-receive-France's-highest-honor.aspx9/19/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTen WWII veterans to receive France's highest honorTHE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN --- Ten World War II veterans from Kern County and Southern California will receive France's highest honor Tuesday at Los Angeles National Cemetery for their efforts in liberating France from Nazi occupation in the 1940s.
VA needs more oversight of telework, GAO findshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-needs-more-oversight-of-telework,-GAO-finds.aspx9/19/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA needs more oversight of telework, GAO findsFEDERAL TIMES --- Nearly 8 percent of the Department of Veterans Affairs' workforce is eligible to work remotely. Yet the agency needs to do a better job of managing them, according to a Government Accountability Office audit.
How Vietnam Dramatically Changed America’s Views On Honor And Warhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/How-Vietnam-Dramatically-Changed-America’s-Views-On-Honor-And-War.aspx9/19/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHow Vietnam Dramatically Changed America’s Views On Honor And WarTASK & PURPOSE --- When Americans think of being at war, they might think of images of their fellow citizens suffering. We count the dead and wounded. But it was not always this way.
Innovative Partnership Keeps Powerful Medications in the Right Handshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Innovative-Partnership-Keeps-Powerful-Medications-in-the-Right-Hands.aspx9/19/2017 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleInnovative Partnership Keeps Powerful Medications in the Right HandsDIGITAL JOURNAL --- Echelon Distribution, a Sacramento-based, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a member of Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, is partnering with Safer Lock™ to provide new products to the DoD.

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