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Trump says California shooting highlights need to treat veterans with PTSDhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Trump-says-California-shooting-highlights-need-to-treat-veterans-with-PTSD.aspx11/9/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleTrump says California shooting highlights need to treat veterans with PTSDTASK AND PURPOSE -- President Donald Trump has linked the recent mass shooting in California with the need to treat combat veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress.
Veterans Day: reasons to observehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Veterans-Day-reasons-to-observe.aspx11/9/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVeterans Day: reasons to observeMILITARY CONNECTION -- Veterans Day was originally coined as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. It was a commemoration of the first anniversary of the end of World War 1.
As more female vets head to Congress, there’s a new push to change VA’s male-focused mottohttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/As-more-female-vets-head-to-Congress,-there’s-a-new-push-to-change-VA’s-male-focused-motto.aspx11/8/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleAs more female vets head to Congress, there’s a new push to change VA’s male-focused mottoMILITARY TIMES -- After three new female veterans won election in Tuesday’s midterms, two female Democratic lawmakers are again pushing the Department of Veterans Affairs to change its motto to “be more inclusive to women.”
In the last hours of World War I, a terrible tollhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/In-the-last-hours-of-World-War-I,-a-terrible-toll.aspx11/8/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleIn the last hours of World War I, a terrible tollMILITARY TIMES -- Augustin Trebuchon is buried beneath a white lie. His tiny plot is almost on the front line where the guns finally fell silent at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, ...
This 98-year-old Army nurse discusses her World War II service in the Pacifichttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/This-98-year-old-Army-nurse-discusses-her-World-War-II-service-in-the-Pacific.aspx11/8/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThis 98-year-old Army nurse discusses her World War II service in the PacificMILITARY TIMES -- WWII Army nurse Edith Petersen shares the story of her travels taking care of soldiers, starting with Australia. She was in Washington for an all-female honor flight from Nebraska in September.
A life of service beyond the battlefieldhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/A-life-of-service-beyond-the-battlefield.aspx11/8/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleA life of service beyond the battlefieldUCOP.EDU -- As an army infantryman in Iraq, Nathan Goncalves saw his share of grueling battles. But none quite prepared him for the transition from military to civilian life.
Navy, Marine Corps veterans among victims killed in California bar attackhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Navy,-Marine-Corps-veterans-among-victims-killed-in-California-bar-attack.aspx11/8/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNavy, Marine Corps veterans among victims killed in California bar attackSTARS AND STRIPES --- One was a veteran police officer who didn't hesitate to run toward danger. Another was an art student who worked with children at her church.
7 cool SF bay area things to do this Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-12https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/7-cool-SF-bay-area-things-to-do-this-Veterans-Day-weekend,-Nov--9-12.aspx11/8/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News Article7 cool SF bay area things to do this Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-12THE MERCURY NEWS -- It’s a weekend to thank and honor our military veterans and be grateful for all the fun, beautiful, tasty, even silly things that life in the Bay Area affords us.
San Jose native Yee to lead Sunday’s Veterans Day Paradehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/San-Jose-native-Yee-to-lead-Sunday’s-Veterans-Day-Parade.aspx11/8/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleSan Jose native Yee to lead Sunday’s Veterans Day ParadeTHE MERCURY NEWS -- U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee — a San Jose native who served three tours of duty in the Middle East — will be the grand marshal of Sunday’s Veterans Day Parade in San Jose, ...
How Marine Corps training prepared this veteran for a career making children’s toyshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/How-Marine-Corps-training-prepared-this-veteran-for-a-career-making-children’s-toys.aspx11/7/2018 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHow Marine Corps training prepared this veteran for a career making children’s toysMILITARY TIMES | REBOOT CAMP -- When Donald Coolidge got out of the Marine Corps Reserve, he imagined he’d end up working in law enforcement or some government job that had a clear correlation to his infantry training.

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