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Intensive outpatient program eases veterans’ PTSD symptomshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Intensive-outpatient-program-eases-veterans’-PTSD-symptoms.aspx8/14/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleIntensive outpatient program eases veterans’ PTSD symptomsHEALIO.COM --- Veterans who completed a 3-week intensive outpatient program for daily cognitive processing therapy, mindfulness, yoga and psychoeducation saw large reductions in PTSD and depression symptoms, according to study findings.
Trump gives $717 billion defense bill a green light. Here's what the Pentagon is poised to gethttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Trump-gives-$717-billion-defense-bill-a-green-light--Here's-what-the-Pentagon-is-poised-to-get.aspx8/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTrump gives $717 billion defense bill a green light. Here's what the Pentagon is poised to getCNBC --- President Donald Trump approved a colossal defense policy bill Monday that authorizes a top-line budget of $717 billion to cover a litany of defense spending.
VA shuffles several leadership posts; embattled former acting secretary retained as senior adviserhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-shuffles-several-leadership-posts;-embattled-former-acting-secretary-retained-as-senior-adviser.aspx8/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA shuffles several leadership posts; embattled former acting secretary retained as senior adviserSTARS AND STRIPES --- Peter O’Rourke, who became embroiled in multiple controversies during his short time as acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, will stay on as a senior adviser to new VA Secretary Robert Wilkie.
The first woman was sworn into the Marine Corps a century ago. Now a group of veterans is trying to preserve her storyhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/The-first-woman-was-sworn-into-the-Marine-Corps-a-century-ago--Now-a-group-of-veterans-is-trying-to-preserve-her-story.aspx8/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThe first woman was sworn into the Marine Corps a century ago. Now a group of veterans is trying to preserve her storyTIME --- These days, women in the U.S. Marines have reached all kinds of milestones...for example, the New York Times reported on how Lieutenant Marina A. Hierl, 24 ... passed the 13-week Marines Corps’ Infantry Officer Course at Quantico, VA.
Agent Orange ‘blue-water’ benefits bill stalls in Senate committeehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Agent-Orange-‘blue-water’-benefits-bill-stalls-in-Senate-committee-.aspx8/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAgent Orange ‘blue-water’ benefits bill stalls in Senate committeeSTARS AND STRIPES --- A bill that could give back benefits to thousands of Solano County Navy and Marine Corps veterans potentially exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War has stalled in a Senate committee.
What to expect in a private security career as a veteranhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/What-to-expect-in-a-private-security-career-as-a-veteran.aspx8/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWhat to expect in a private security career as a veteranTASK & PURPOSE --- As someone who is on almost every veteran job listserv in my local area, I can tell you one of the most in-demand gigs are in the realm of security careers. From sporting arena security to hospitals, security is a concern...
Why military veterans are turning to archaeologyhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Why-military-veterans-are-turning-to-archaeology.aspx8/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWhy military veterans are turning to archaeologyNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC --- A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN a crowdsourced archaeology organization and a veterans recovery program has opened up new possibilities for American military veterans in a field that may once have seemed like a stretch: archaeology.
Oakland Raiders honor past and present veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Oakland-Raiders-honor-past-and-present-veterans.aspx8/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleOakland Raiders honor past and present veteransDVIDS --- The Oakland Raiders invited 30 Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, California, to attend their training camp in Napa, California. The Airmen were treated to a scrimmage between the Raiders and the Detroit Lions.
Dignity’s Alcove offers a support system for veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Dignity’s-Alcove-offers-a-support-system-for-veterans.aspx8/12/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleDignity’s Alcove offers a support system for veteransRECORD NET --- Julie Moralez called Kelly Moore Paint to see if the company would donate cans of paint for a much-needed refreshing of the Yale Apartment building that houses Dignity’s Alcove. The worst that could happen was she’d be told no.
An original Rosie the Riveter, who worked the production line until age 95, visits Chula Vista where it all beganhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/An-original-Rosie-the-Riveter,-who-worked-the-production-line-until-age-95,-visits-Chula-Vista-where-it-all-began.aspx8/11/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAn original Rosie the Riveter, who worked the production line until age 95, visits Chula Vista where it all beganSAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE --- Elinor Otto was a mother in her 20s when she picked up a riveting gun for the first time at Rohr Aircraft Corp. in Chula Vista during World War II.

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