Friday, October 21, 2011

California Action Plan for Reintegration of Veterans

October 20, 2011

Dear Friend:

California veterans can now get personal assistance in obtaining state and federal benefits, thanks to the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet).

CalVet works with individual veterans to assess their needs, answer their questions, and help them get connected with the benefits they have earned and deserve.

To get started, just fill out a simple registration form, and a Veterans Services representative will contact you to begin providing personal assistance. To download a form, click here or visit the CalVet website at You can also obtain a postage-paid mail-in version of the registration form by calling CalVet at 1-877-741-8532.


Barbara Boxer
United States Senato

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct 19, 2011 Meeting Invitation to the Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families

Oct 19, 2011 Meeting
Invitation to the Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families
Employment Development Department
320 Campus Lane
Fairfield, CA 94534

Wednesday October 19, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT

You are invited to the Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families meeting.

The Napa and Solano County Collaborative is an open forum promoting the exchange of information and resources for the care of military, veterans and families. We support building fully integrated partnerships of Federal, State, Local, and Community Services.

Please feel free to invite someone and to forward this invitation. We appreciate community support to get the word out for our Collaborative and expand our knowledge of veterans' services and resources in Napa and Solano County. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about this great networking opportunity.

Following our guest presentations, we invite all attending to briefly introduce their organizations, announce upcoming events, services, programs and resources. Please bring at least 30 business cards and brochures to offer to other attendees.

Lunch Provided

For questions or to RSVP, please email or contact Lisa Rich at 707-260-9749

Lisa Rich
Napa and Solano County Collaborative for our Military and Their Families
707-260-9749 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 707-260-9749

California Statewide Collaborative for our Military and Families, Oct. 22, 2011-10am to 12Noon

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND: Saturday, October 22 · 10:00am - 12:00pm

California Statewide Collaborative for our Military and Families
Brandman University - Sacramento Valley Campuses
3001 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 250, Room 118
Roseville, California

The Collaborative is an open forum promoting the exchange of information and resources for the care of our military, veterans and families. Interested service providers, veteran organizations and community programs that provide support for active duty, veterans, the National Guard and Reserves, wounded warriors and military families are encouraged to attend. The region includes Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Tuolumne, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba Counties. The meeting provides networking and an informational program to facilitate our working together.

Please distribute far and wide. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about this great educational and networking opportunity.

10:00 a.m. Opening/Welcome – Bobbi Park, Sacramento Valley Local Interagency Network Coordinator (LINC) CalVet Connect, California Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Services Division.

10:05 a.m. Self-introductions: (your name and the organization you are representing.)

Guest Speakers

10:15 a.m. Guest Speaker: Dave Mahler, President and Founder, USA Together.

11:00 a.m. Announcements: Upcoming Events, Services, Programs and Resources. (Bring business cards and brochures to share.)

In collaborative partnership with the vision of the California Statewide Collaborative for our Military and their Families: "Building fully integrated partnerships of Federal, State, local and community." ~ Mary Ellen Salzano.

Directions: From Interstate 80, take the Eureka Road exit. Turn left on Lava Ridge Court and follow to roundabout to find parking lot. Enter double doors; take the stairs directly to your right or the elevator to your left.

2011 Sacramento Valley Collaborative Dates:
December 10 - Guest Speaker: Paige Jenkins, Women Veterans Advocate

We are currently looking for 2012 guest speakers... please contact

Friday, September 23, 2011

SACRAMENTO: Forgotten Angels...CALL FOR SUBJECTS /PARTICIPANTS for Active & Retired Military Women

FORGOTTEN ANGELS - A Matter of Honor is a Fine Art Photography Exhibition and Documentary Film which is scheduled to Premiere March 1st-June 12th 2012 in Washington D C at The Women In Service to America Memorial Museum at Arlington

SWORDFISH is looking for additional women to be interviewed in photography and film Award winning Writer/Director/Producer Ann P Meredith grew up in Sacramento and is completing her 25 year project here in the area.

If you are willing and able to meet with us - Ann and Linda - to tell you story please contact us directly at 415 623 9048 or email to set up a half hr/45min appointment.

Interviewees needing to remain anonymous will be accommodated.

We are looking for women of all races, ages and military experiences including all ranks and job titles. ANGELS need a well to interview women of Hispanic and Asian heritage, anyone who is an amputee, and anyone who is an MST/military sexual trauma survivor.

We want to meet you and hear your stories that can be shared with others as the show travels nationally. ANGELS' Vision is to help give a real face and a voice to women in the military.

Ann's Aunt Martha Jane Adkins served in Korea as a Navy radio operator

Ann's father was a career man in the Air Force, retiring at Mc Clellan AFB

and Ann, herself is a survivor of MST

Please Call us!


Thank you,

Ann P Meredith

SWORDFISH Productions

mobile 415 623 9048

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Attn Veterans: Gold Country Stand Down September 27, 28, 29 Placer County

Any Placer County Veteran, especially the Homeless Veterans and their families and significant others are sheltered throughout this event.

Included for all attendees: food; personal care (haircuts, personal care supplies, clothing); picture ID services; health care screening (HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis C, etc.); health care services (actual health care professionals will provide services); eye care; dental care; VA benefits counseling; general benefits counseling (Social Security, Food Stamps, local health and human services); substance abuse counseling & recovery groups; mental health counseling; legal services; employment services (job referrals, employment counseling); housing services (referrals to programs); spiritual services; activities to empower homeless veterans and create a “community” (town meetings, tent leaders, open mike, entertainment, graduation)


Roseville Fairgrounds

800 All America City Blvd.

Roseville, CA

Friday, March 18, 2011

American Legion CORN BEEF and CABBAGE DINNER in El Grove

Fundraiser Sponsored by the Elk Grove American Legion Post #233
Date: March 20, 2011. Bar opens at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm
Address: The Elks Lodge at 9240 Survey Rd, Elk Grove
Cost: Adults:$15.00, Kids 5-12yrs $7.00, Children under 4 eat FREE
Contact: Ron Artis (916)-667-8345 or cell# (805)-844-0881
Tickets will be available at the door if you don't want to purchase ahead of time. Public Welcomed. There will be plenty of raffles, live band for entertainment and a 50/50 drawing

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thanks for honoring and supporting our Sacramento area heroes EVERY day of the year!

VETcentral FCJL Job Alert- Ref#10698657

Center: Sacramento Works Career Center - Rancho Cordova
These jobs are posted by a federal contractor in your area. The details of the Federal Contractor Job Listing (FCJL) are available online by following the link on the job title(s) below. These jobs are provided to your center to allow you to provide priority referrals to veterans under the provisions of the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002 (38 USC 4212(a)).

You may view a full set of the daily job announcements at any time from the following URL:

Thank you,
VETcentral Support

Capitol Autism Services Recruitment Event @ Franklin Sacramento Works Career Center 8/11

Franklin Sacramento Works Career Center
7000 Franklin Blvd., Suite 540 Sacramento, CA 95823
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 1:30 PM
Check-in no later than 12:45
Be prepared to speak to a hiring manager (bring your resume on event date)
Call to reserve a seat: 916-262-3227
All candidates must have your right to work documents. Otherwise submit your resumes to:

Craig Cares - Caregivers, CNAs, HHAs needed immediately

Craig Cares, a home health care agency, is seeking Caregivers, CNAs and HHAs to work in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area. Candidates who meet the qualifications listed on the attached flyer are urged to apply in person at 576 North Sunrise Ave., #110B, Roseville and bring a current resume, 3 professional references, proof of insurance, and two forms of right to work documentation.

RSI - Field Service Technician-Supervisor position in Sacramento

RSI, Recruiter Solutions International, is seeking candidates fora Field Service Technician/Supervisor position in Sacramento. Must have 5 years minimum related experience working the field service rebuilding automatic transmissions from a heavy duty automotive standpoint AND 4 or more years supervisory or workshop management experience.

To apply: E-mail resume in Word format to See flyer for details.

Dianne’s New Employment Opportunities for Veterans

Dianne Ames

Workforce Development Professional 2

Rancho Cordova -Sacramento Works Career Center

10381 Old Placerville Road, Suite 150

Sacramento, CA 95827

W: 916-255-3240

F: 916-255-3932

Keeping The Spirit of ’45 Alive Reunion – Fresno - August 14, 2010 2:pm

CA JFSAP Military OneSource Consultant

phone: 916-386-6421| fax: 916-381-1209| mobile: 916-217-5197
B.T. Collins Army Reserve Center
6270 Midway St. Bldg 652
| Sacramento, CA 95828

Military OneSource
Call Anytime: (800) 342-9647
Access Online:
You name it...we can help.
Military OneSource is a virtual extension of existing installation services.


To my friends and veteran's families..




Some of the last remaining veterans of World War II, the men who fought and the women who served in uniform and on the home front, will gather in Fresno, CA at the Warnor theatre 2:00PM, the afternoon of August 14, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of what is perhaps the Greatest Day of the Greatest Generation: the day the war ended and the peace began. It was a day of national unity.

On Saturday, August 14, from noon 2 p.m. they and their families will be gathering at the Warnor Theatre, to share their memories of their great day, listening and dancing to live entertainment of the '40s, Son of Joaquin, Jeremy "ELVIS" Pearce, and Sound of Freedom Band, posing for photographs that will be archived on the Internet and published in a special "Class of '45" Yearbook. The public is invited to join them, to shake their hand and to thank them for their service to America, and the world.

Deployment suggestions from a Blue Star Mom

A Blue Star Mom - who has gone through 2 deployments - offers suggestions for parents about their child's deployment (whether the child is still single or already married).

96 Days..Till We Need to Ship Our Holiday Packages

The holidays will be here before we know it! Soldiers' Angels has lots to do to get ready: we need to help collect enough to ship out 180 thousand Holiday Care Packages.

We have 96 days to collect items for our soldiers Christmas packages and ship overseas to our soldiers. We have much to do to get ready to meet our holiday goals. Get the word out you are collecting holiday items for Soldiers' Angels holiday care packages. Contact your local Walmart, grocery store, schools, churches, workplace, service group, ask to put out a donation collection box. Monetary donations are always accepted. We need postage money to ship our holiday packages.

Every item collected is that much closer to filling a care package with holiday cheer~

We need 180,000 of Everything:

Hot Cocoa Packets
Hot Cider Packets
Men's White Socks (sizes 9-15)
Candy Bars (any size)
Hard Candy - 90,000 pounds
Candy Canes
Beef Jerky
Sunflower Seeds
Halloween Candy
Power Bars
Any yummy prepackaged yummy goodies!
Christmas Cards- signed with encouraging messages
Stainless Steel Thermal Mug
Handmade Blanket of Belief - directions on our website
This list is flexible - anything will be considered for our holiday packages.
Contact me with questions -

Fliers will be sent to your email soon!

Ship your holiday donations, with your contact information plus an estimated
value to:

Soldiers' Angels - Christmas
4408 N Pan Am Expressway
San Antonio, TX 78218

Wingtip to Wingtip~

Lisa Luhrman
Blog Coordinator
Soldiers' Angels

Louise Stanley
Soldiers' Angels Northern California Chapter
"May No Veteran Go Unloved or Be Forgotten..."
"It is vital to the future of our nation that we keep the faith and that we stand up with courage and conviction to defend our American way of life and our veterans who have made it possible."