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Lawsuit calls acting VA Secretary Wilkie’s appointment illegal, demands immediate removalhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Lawsuit-calls-acting-VA-Secretary-Wilkie’s-appointment-illegal,-demands-immediate-removal.aspx5/25/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleLawsuit calls acting VA Secretary Wilkie’s appointment illegal, demands immediate removalMILITARY TIMES --- Advocacy groups sued the White House on Monday to remove acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie from that role, arguing his appointment violated federal law.
In hot Los Angeles rental market, veterans with housing vouchers are being turned awayhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/In-hot-Los-Angeles-rental-market,-veterans-with-housing-vouchers-are-being-turned-away.aspx5/8/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleIn hot Los Angeles rental market, veterans with housing vouchers are being turned awayKPCC --- Any Angeleno who’s hopped online lately looking to rent a new apartment knows that the Southern California housing market is tight. There’s not a lot of inventory, and what is available costs a pretty penny.
Three ways to fix the VA amid ongoing scandalshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Three-ways-to-fix-the-VA-amid-ongoing-scandals.aspx5/8/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleThree ways to fix the VA amid ongoing scandalsFORBES --- With Memorial Day fast approaching, millions of veterans – and the hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses and staff who care for them – eagerly await an outcome to the leadership transition now underway in the VA.
Meet the Mighty 25: Influencers supporting the military community in 2018https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Meet-the-Mighty-25-Influencers-supporting-the-military-community-in-2018-.aspx5/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleMeet the Mighty 25: Influencers supporting the military community in 2018WE ARE MIGHTY --- Throughout the year, the team at We Are The Mighty has the privilege of learning about and meeting people doing extraordinary things in the military-veteran community.
In veterans, even a mild case of traumatic brain injury is linked to an increased risk of dementiahttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/In-veterans,-even-a-mild-case-of-traumatic-brain-injury-is-linked-to-an-increased-risk-of-dementia.aspx5/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleIn veterans, even a mild case of traumatic brain injury is linked to an increased risk of dementiaLA TIMES --- Mild traumatic brain injury may sound like an oxymoron, along the lines of "jumbo shrimp" or "random order." But a new study shows that mild TBIs can have serious consequences for military veterans by raising their risk of dementia.
White House endorses bill to fund veterans’ ‘choice’ health care ahead of House panel votehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/White-House-endorses-bill-to-fund-veterans’-‘choice’-health-care-ahead-of-House-panel-vote.aspx5/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWhite House endorses bill to fund veterans’ ‘choice’ health care ahead of House panel voteWASHINGTON TIMES --- The White House voiced its support Monday night for a House bill that would overhaul the DVA and provide $5.2 billion for a veterans’ “choice” health-care program that is due to run out of funding in June.
Veterans Affairs uses baby showers to feature maternity carehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Veterans-Affairs-uses-baby-showers-to-feature-maternity-care.aspx5/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVeterans Affairs uses baby showers to feature maternity careWASHINGTON POST --- Heading into Mother’s Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs is spotlighting an emerging field of services catering to women. The Baltimore Sun reports that new and expectant mothers gathered at the Baltimore VA Medical Center...
Veterans Collaborative welcomes VA representatives.https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Veterans-Collaborative-welcomes-VA-representatives.aspx5/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVeterans Collaborative welcomes VA representatives.PLUMAS NEWS --- The Plumas County Veterans Collaborative and community supporters continue in their quest to bring more and better benefits to Plumas veterans and to inform the county’s veterans of their availability.
Women veteran's documentary shines light on issueshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Women-veteran's-documentary-shines-light-on-issues.aspx5/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWomen veteran's documentary shines light on issuesKLKN TV --- We often hear about the struggles men face in the military, but what about women? A special documentary is shedding light on that. The event took place at the Auld Pavilion at Antelope Park.
Wear a poppy to honor veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Wear-a-poppy-to-honor-veterans.aspx5/7/2018 7:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWear a poppy to honor veteransNAPA VALLEY REGISTER --- Once again, the ladies from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 will be distributing Paper Poppy's in memory of our veterans, during the month of May.

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