Tag: Veterans

Senator Morrell Announces Veterans Legislative Package

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 21st, 2016 – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has announced that he is authoring three bills this legislative session to help veterans transition to civilian life and honor the memories of fallen service members. “Our veterans and their families devoted their lives to our country,” said Morrell. “While we can never fully thank them for their sacrifices, we can take steps to make their transition back home a little easier. This package of bills works toward this goal as well as honoring the memories of all those who have served in the Armed Forces.” Senate Bill...

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Nominate a Veteran for Recognition

San Bernardino County, CA, October 1, 2013 – If you know a past or present member of the armed forces who is known for distinguished service, community involvement, or advocacy for veterans’ causes, consider recommending her or him for recognition. A Veterans Recognition Ceremony called “Heroes of the 8th” has been scheduled for November 8, to honor residents of California’s 8th congressional district who currently serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Nominations for honorees can be submitted online here until October 18. Any questions can be emailed to jeremy.smith@mail.house.gov. District Representative Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will host the event. A member of the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees, Cook served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple...

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Opportunity to Donate to California Veterans Homes with 2011 CA State Income Tax Refunds

Sacramento, CA, March 29, 2012, 8:00am – California Veterans Home advocates are asking taxpayers to consider donating to the California Veterans Home Fund when filing their 2011 California Income Tax Returns before April 17, 2012.  A simple check mark on your state income tax form this year can help veterans living in one of the California Veterans Homes live a more fulfilling life by providing recreational materials such as movies and books as well as social events like trips to ballgames concerts.  The total received by the State is divided and distributed among each of the six Veterans Homes of California located throughout the state.  Construction is now underway to build two additional Veterans Homes in Fresno and Redding.  The California Veterans Home Fund was established in 2010 allowing taxpayers to donate directly to this fund from their State Income Tax refunds.  To date, nearly 19,000 California taxpayers have donated approximately $210,000.  According to retired Major General Peter Gravett, Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, this program is an easy way to give back to those who have given so much to our country.  The Fund is Code #417 on Line #110 of the California Form 540 for the 2011 tax year. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/CA-Veterans-Homes.mp3|titles=CA Veterans...

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SB County Supervisors Approve Veteran Training Program

Big Bear, Ca, February 15, 2012, 3:00pm – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors earlier this week approved a program to train veterans, military family members and other personnel to assist veterans in dealing with the emotional and mental health issues experienced by some former military personnel. “With five military bases in our county, including Fort Irwin and Twentynine Palms where many soldiers and Marines were trained for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, we have numerous veterans who have experienced heavy combat and are now wrestling with the stress and strain on their mental health and on their family lives,” said First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, who served as a Marine in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. “This training will help veterans to recognize potential problems in their colleagues and help them implement personal strategies to handle those problems.”  The Board agreed to increase the contract with Trauma Resource Institute by $145,892, which is fully funded by Mental Health Services Act Innovation funds.  The increase will allow for about 30 veterans and 17 contract personnel, military personnel and/or their families to be trained in techniques to control stress and maintain general wellness for those who have experienced traumatic events, as well as their family members. It is expected that those who undergo the training will be able to train up to 200 others per year throughout the...

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Veterans Sought for No-Cost Job Training

San Bernardino, CA, January 16, 2012, 8:00am – The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board is seeking 50 veterans discharged from the military during the last four years to participate in free job training programs for local green industries. The deadline for veterans to complete their no-cost training and obtain a job certification is March 31, 2012. The program is open to a total of 100 veterans, with 50 of those openings reserved for veterans who separated from the military in the past 48 months. Openings for the recently discharged veterans are still available. The training programs will teach the skills needed for green jobs available with local employers. Green industries include solar panel maintenance and installation, sustainable and recycled products manufacturing, transportation and logistics using alternative fuels and hundreds of other industries. Interested veterans can apply at the San Bernardino County One-Stop Employment Resource Center in Hesperia, Rancho Cucamonga or San Bernardino. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31289.mp3|titles=Veterans...

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