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Women veterans featured at Student Veterans of America’s 2018 national conferencehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Women-veterans-featured-at-Student-Veterans-of-America’s-2018-national-conference.aspx1/17/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWomen veterans featured at Student Veterans of America’s 2018 national conferenceVANTAGE POINT --- Last week, I had the privilege of attending and presenting at this year’s Student Veterans of America National Convention (NatCon).
A Trump executive order aims to bring down veteran suicides. Will it help?https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/A-Trump-executive-order-aims-to-bring-down-veteran-suicides--Will-it-help.aspx1/17/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleA Trump executive order aims to bring down veteran suicides. Will it help?KPCC --- About 20 veterans kill themselves every day in the U.S. The VA says the annual veteran suicide rate in California is around 39 per 100,000 people.
Helping families of the fallen: How to make the best of good intentionshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Helping-families-of-the-fallen-How-to-make-the-best-of-good-intentions.aspx1/17/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHelping families of the fallen: How to make the best of good intentionsMILITARY TIMES --- Online fundraising sites let well-wishers provide financial support for grieving families, both in and out of uniform.
How VA is beginning the 10-year push to adopt a new electronic health recordhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/How-VA-is-beginning-the-10-year-push-to-adopt-a-new-electronic-health-record.aspx1/17/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHow VA is beginning the 10-year push to adopt a new electronic health recordFEDERAL NEWS RADIO --- The Veterans Affairs Department has a new motto in 2018. Health care and IT professionals in the department are looking at their “18 for ’18” — 18 collaborative projects and priorities for the VA.
Exclusive: Inside Trump's new VA office, early moves to help whistleblowers draw praisehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Exclusive-Inside-Trump's-new-VA-office,-early-moves-to-help-whistleblowers-draw-praise.aspx1/17/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleExclusive: Inside Trump's new VA office, early moves to help whistleblowers draw praiseUSA TODAY --- Dan Martin is chief engineer for Veterans Affairs hospitals in northern Indiana, but he hasn’t done much engineering for almost a year — or much of anything for that matter.
BMW announces technical education program for US military vetshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/BMW-announces-technical-education-program-for-US-military-vets.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleBMW announces technical education program for US military vetsBMW BLOG --- At the opening of its stand at the 2018 NAIAS, BMW announced the launch of a new program aiming at training military men and women to become proper technicians and eventually change their occupation and work with BMW facilities.
Harsh response to Shulkin's decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSDhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Harsh-response-to-Shulkin's-decision-that-VA-won’t-study-medical-marijuana-for-PTSD.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHarsh response to Shulkin's decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSDSTARS AND STRIPES --- Despite pleas from congressmen, veterans and the country’s largest veterans service organization asking for research into medical marijuana, the Department of Veterans Affairs won’t initiate a study into the drug’s effects.
VA says it won't study medical marijuana's effect on veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-says-it-won't-study-medical-marijuana's-effect-on-veterans.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA says it won't study medical marijuana's effect on veteransWASHINGTON POST --- The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain.
Fairfield man erects flags on Memorial Hill in tribute to fellow veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Fairfield-man-erects-flags-on-Memorial-Hill-in-tribute-to-fellow-veterans.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleFairfield man erects flags on Memorial Hill in tribute to fellow veteransTHE REPORTER --- You may have noticed a pair of flags flying high atop Memorial Hill, on Lyon Road as you’re headed west on Interstate 80 in Vacaville.
Kern County receiving $5.4 million for homeless assistance programshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Kern-County-receiving-$5-4-million-for-homeless-assistance-programs.aspx1/16/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleKern County receiving $5.4 million for homeless assistance programsABC BAKERSFIELD --- The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development announced that Kern County will receive $5.54 million to support local homeless assistance programs.

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