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Jamboree receives $500,000 grant for new veterans affordable housing in Santa Ana
BENZINGA --- An award of $500,000 from the Home Depot Foundation will help support construction of affordable housing for formerly homeless veterans in Orange County.
U.S. Congress urged to honor Chinese American WWII veterans
XINHUA --- California legislators are calling on U.S. Congress to expedite the passage of two bills to recognize the service of Chinese American veterans who fought in World War II, said two California State Assembly members on Wednesday.
The Monterey County Stand Down creates a provisional village to help homeless veterans
MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY --- In the U.S. military, the term “stand down” refers to a temporary stop in fighting, maybe for a truce. Retired Army colonel and mental health counselor Tom Griffin lived another interpretation.
Here are the new rates for military retiree dental coverage under new FEDVIP benefit
MILITARY TIMES --- Military retirees eligible for the new dental and vision coverage — as well as active duty families eligible for the new vision benefit — can start researching their options in earnest now, with the release of new rates for 2019.
Can DoD fix the painfully long wait for reviews of bad-paper discharges?
MILITARY TIMES --- The backlog of requests to upgrade military discharges is getting attention from lawmakers who are considering combining the armed services' three separate review boards into a single one.
Prosthetic advances: Making soldiers ‘whole’
MILITARY CONNECTION --- When discussing military deployment, many often think of two scenarios – the best case and the worst case. Less discussed, however, is the event that a soldier will come home missing a piece of him or herself.
'We need to remember who these people are,' Gold Star moms, fallen troops honored in Granite Bay
KCRA 3 NEWS --- Sunday was Gold Star Mother’s Day, a day to honor the moms of fallen service members.
TrueCar partners up with DAV and Team RWB to give cars to wounded veterans
WE 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
State-of-the-art Veterans Affairs clinic coming to Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD.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.
Merced College receives $100,000 as 59 California community colleges receive $8.5 Million in grant funding to expand college veterans resource centers
SIERRA SUN TIMES --- The California Community Colleges Board of Governors approved $8.5 million in grant funding this month to expand and bolster Veterans Resource Centers throughout California’s community colleges.
VA marks Gold Star Families Remembrance Week
LAKE COUNTY NEWS --- This week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is commemorating Gold Star Families Remembrance Week, designated to honor families affected by the loss of a service member who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Advocates call for a renewed national conversation on veteran suicide
MILITARY 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.
Trump donates salary for vet entrepreneurship
MILITARY 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.
VA releases 2018 performance ratings for its hospitals
STARS 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.
TriWest takes over VA community care programs nationwide
MILITARY 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.
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