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Congress poised to help veterans exposed to ‘burn pit’ toxins over decades of warhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Congress-poised-to-help-veterans-exposed-to-‘burn-pit’-toxins-over-decades-of-war.aspx2/12/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleCongress poised to help veterans exposed to ‘burn pit’ toxins over decades of warNEW YORK TIMES --- Everywhere he went in Iraq during his yearlong deployment, Ryne Robinson saw the burning trash pits. Sometimes, like in Ramadi, they were as large as a municipal dump, filled with abandoned or destroyed military vehicles, ...
We need your help at the Veterans Homehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/We-need-your-help-at-the-Veterans-Home.aspx2/11/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleWe need your help at the Veterans HomeNAPA VALLEY REGISTER --- Your press release on Jan. 30 responding to the California State Audit of the state’s Veterans Homes was interesting and surprising.
VA continues to fail male victims of military sexual traumahttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/VA-continues-to-fail-male-victims-of-military-sexual-trauma-.aspx2/11/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleVA continues to fail male victims of military sexual traumaTHE HILL --- The problem of sexual harassment and assault in the United States military has been widely reported, often — though not always — framed as predominantly women’s issue. However, more than half of survivors are men ...
New state veterans secretary is first female to serve in that role in Wisconsinhttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/New-state-veterans-secretary-is-first-female-to-serve-in-that-role-in-Wisconsin.aspx2/11/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleNew state veterans secretary is first female to serve in that role in WisconsinMILKWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL --- The slogan "It's not just a job, it's an adventure" was designed to lure people to join the U.S. Navy. And for Mary Kolar, it worked.
Apple will partner with Veterans Affairs to make medical information more accessible to U.S. veteranshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Apple-will-partner-with-Veterans-Affairs-to-make-medical-information-more-accessible-to-U-S--veterans-.aspx2/11/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleApple will partner with Veterans Affairs to make medical information more accessible to U.S. veteransFORTUNE --- Apple is expanding its move into the health care industry, thanks to a new partnership. The tech company announced Monday that it will partner with the [USDVA] to make health records available to veterans through the iPhone Health app.
Rep. Walter Jones, a military advocate who later opposed Iraq War, dies at age 76https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Rep--Walter-Jones,-a-military-advocate-who-later-opposed-Iraq-War,-dies-at-age-76.aspx2/10/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleRep. Walter Jones, a military advocate who later opposed Iraq War, dies at age 76MILITARY TIMES --- North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, a conservative lawmaker turned anti-war advocate, died Sunday at age 76 after a series of serious health issues in recent months. Jones’ congressional website confirmed his passing.
House panel opens investigation into Trump’s VA ‘shadow rulers’https://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/House-panel-opens-investigation-into-Trump’s-VA-‘shadow-rulers’.aspx2/8/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHouse panel opens investigation into Trump’s VA ‘shadow rulers’MILITARY TIMES --- The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee is launching an investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s country club friends had undue influence over Veterans Affairs Department policies or violated any laws.
Jamboree to celebrate 10th anniversary of first Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-funded housing development in Californiahttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/Jamboree-to-celebrate-10th-anniversary-of-first-Mental-Health-Services-Act-(MHSA)-funded-housing-development-in-California.aspx2/8/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleJamboree to celebrate 10th anniversary of first Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-funded housing development in CaliforniaBENZINGA --- Diamond Apartment Homes, a Permanent Supportive Housing development in Anaheim, CA, saves taxpayers millions and increases stability as a "diamond in the rough" for formerly homeless individuals ...
House Democrats, newly empowered, turn their investigations on Veterans Affairshttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/House-Democrats,-newly-empowered,-turn-their-investigations-on-Veterans-Affairs-.aspx2/8/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHouse Democrats, newly empowered, turn their investigations on Veterans AffairsNEW YORK TIMES --- The new Democratic leadership of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee said Friday that it would investigate the influence exerted by three members of President Trump’s Florida beach club on the Department of Veterans Affairs.
House passes bill to offer free child care at VA facilities nationwidehttps://www.calvet.ca.gov/Pages/House-passes-bill-to-offer-free-child-care-at-VA-facilities-nationwide-.aspx2/8/2019 8:00:00 AMtext/html; charset=utf-8 News ArticleHouse passes bill to offer free child care at VA facilities nationwideSTARS AND STRIPES --- The House easily passed legislation Friday to provide free child care for some veterans at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.

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