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T-Mobile launches wireless plan for military: $100 for four lineshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/T-Mobile-launches-wireless-plan-for-military-$100-for-four-lines.aspx4/18/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleT-Mobile launches wireless plan for military: $100 for four linesUSA TODAY --- On the battlefield where all four major U.S. wireless providers go at one another awfully hard, T-Mobile is reaching out to servicemen and women and their families with the most aggressive pricing plan in its history.
Secretary nominee opposed to privatizing VA, senator sayshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Secretary-nominee-opposed-to-privatizing-VA,-senator-says.aspx4/17/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleSecretary nominee opposed to privatizing VA, senator saysMILITARY TIMES --- The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s top Democrat said President Donald Trump’s pick to take over Veterans Affairs promised not to privatize the department, ...
VA secretary nominee Jackson tells senator he won’t privatize the agencyhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-secretary-nominee-Jackson-tells-senator-he-won’t-privatize-the-agency.aspx4/17/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA secretary nominee Jackson tells senator he won’t privatize the agencySTARS AND STRIPES --- President Donald Trump’s nominee for Department of Veterans Affairs secretary told a leading senator Tuesday that he does not want to privatize the agency.
Slow recovery underway at Yountville veterans campus after deadly shootinghttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Slow-recovery-underway-at-Yountville-veterans-campus-after-deadly-shooting.aspx4/17/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleSlow recovery underway at Yountville veterans campus after deadly shootingTHE PRESS DEMOCRAT --- Two weeks ago, the Veterans Home of California in Yountville marked its 134th anniversary with a gathering of more than 100 former U.S. military personnel who call the facility home.
Medal of Honor recipient Wesley Fox laid to rest at Arlington National Cemeteryhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Medal-of-Honor-recipient-Wesley-Fox-laid-to-rest-at-Arlington-National-Cemetery.aspx4/17/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleMedal of Honor recipient Wesley Fox laid to rest at Arlington National CemeteryTASK & PURPOSE --- Medal of Honor recipient Marine Col. Wesley Fox was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery almost a half-century after the heroism that earned him the military’s highest award, the Marine Corps announced on Tuesday.
Veterans Affairs' chief information officer resignshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Veterans-Affairs'-chief-information-officer-resigns.aspx4/17/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVeterans Affairs' chief information officer resignsSTARS AND STRIPES --- The chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned Tuesday, prompting questions about what will happen with the agency’s planned modernization efforts.
3 tips to making your military service relevant in a civilian job interviewhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/3-tips-to-making-your-military-service-relevant-in-a-civilian-job-interview.aspx4/17/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News Article3 tips to making your military service relevant in a civilian job interviewTASK & PURPOSE --- Say you’re at a dinner party. Sitting next to you is a petrochemical engineer. When you ask what she does for her day-to-day job, she overwhelms you with names of substances you haven’t heard since high school chemistry, ...
Spring rains end threat of shortfall at Rector Reservoir near Yountvillehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Spring-rains-end-threat-of-shortfall-at-Rector-Reservoir-near-Yountville.aspx4/17/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleSpring rains end threat of shortfall at Rector Reservoir near YountvilleNAPA VALLEY REGISTER --- Less than two months after falling levels at a Yountville-area reservoir triggered talk of possible water purchases to make up deficits, water levels have recovered, according to state officials.
Five myths about VA health carehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Five-myths-about-VA-health-care.aspx4/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleFive myths about VA health careWASHINGTON POST --- Americans have been hearing for years that the health-care system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs is in crisis. In 2014 came charges that officials at the Phoenix VA and other facilities had altered or destroyed records.
Veterans find sense of peace again after Pathway Home shootinghttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Veterans-find-sense-of-peace-again-after-Pathway-Home-shooting.aspx4/13/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVeterans find sense of peace again after Pathway Home shootingFOX 40 NEWS --- Just over a month has passed since the lives of Christine Loeber, Dr. Jennifer Gonzales and Dr. Jennifer Golick were lost in a shooting at the Pathway Home in Yountville.

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