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."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 2010 Good News for Veterans...
July 24, 2010 | 8:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is changing a rule that penalizes veterans using medical marijuana in the 14 states where the practice is legal, according to a departmental directive.

The change, which had been sought by some veteran groups, will prevent veterans who are prescribed and using medical marijuana in those states from losing government benefits.

The new rule does not permit VA physicians to prescribe medical marijuana, for its use to be allowed in VA facilities or for VA to pay for medical marijuana.

As an illegal drug under federal law, marijuana had presented veterans and physicians prescribing it for pain relief and other conditions with potential prosecution or loss of VA benefits.

The new rule clarifies the exceptions where veterans who use Veterans Health Administration, or VHA, services can use medical marijuana in the states that allow it.

"Although patients participating in state medical marijuana programs must not be denied VHA services, modifications may need to be made in their treatment plans," the VA said.

"Decisions to modify treatment plans in those situations are best made by individual providers in partnership with their patients," the directive said.

The Department of Veteran Affairs said medical conditions associated with the use of medical marijuana include glaucoma, chemotherapy-induced nausea, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and chronic pain.

The 14 states permitting use of medical marijuana are Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

The new rule expires in July 2015, the VA said.

-- Reuters

Photo: Tim Blakeley, manager of Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, shows marijuana plant buds in May. Credit: Getty Images.

Federal Register /Vol. 75, No. 133 /Tuesday, July 13, 2010 /Rules and Regulations 39843
Stressor Determinations for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its adjudication regulations governing service connection for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by liberalizing in some cases the evidentiary standard for establishing the required in-service stressor. This amendment eliminates the requirement for corroborating that the claimed in-service stressor occurred if a stressor claimed by a veteran is related to the veteran’s fear of hostile military or terrorist activity and a VA psychiatrist or psychologist, or a psychiatrist or psychologist with whom VA has contracted, confirms that the claimed stressor is adequate to support a diagnosis of PTSD and that the veteran’s symptoms are related to the claimed stressor, provided that the claimed stressor is consistent with the places, types, and circumstances of the veteran’s service."...
To see more information, go to and put in this title and date.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Honor Our Troops - Upcoming Packing - Wednesday, July 14th at 1pm in El Dorado Hills, Town Center

EDCAR's Honor Our Troops - Upcoming Packing - Wednesday, July 14th at 1pm in El Dorado Hills, Town Center

If anyone would like to join the fun in packing the soldier care packages, here is the address for our next care package packing: El Dorado Hills Town Center, The New Orleans Bldg. on the Target side, 4670 Town Center Blvd, on the 1st Floor vacant area.

Please feel free to call or email if you have any question. I look forward to seeing you all!


Cyndi Romano

Mortgage Loan Consultant - I Love My Job!

California Department of Real Estate License Number 01033036

National Mortgage Originator's License Number 284063

25 Years Industry Experience

(916) 207-4194 Cellular

Community Resource Center in Placerville Opens This Week

Please check out our updated website and spread the good news that we are open for business this next week! We need your support for this much needed program, so don't be us and get involved wherever and however you can! Got questions? Call Rene!

Rene Evans, Project Manager

Community Resource Center

1864 Broadway

Placerville, CA 95667


Retired Marine & Family Looking for House to Rent in Placerville/Pollock Pines Area

My name is Thomas Silliman. I am a VA rated disabled veteran living in Pollock Pines. I have a problem/situation and I thought you may know of some contacts for help.

In September, we will no longer be able to pay the rent for the house that we have been living in for almost a year. We have tried finding low income housing, but nothing is coming up through the traditional means (searching craigslist, Mt. Democrat classifieds, etc). This inability is due to I am a veteran on Vocational Rehabilitation so I make a very limited amount of money per month. My wife Jeana is unable to work due to having emergency open heart surgery on May 25th of this year, so she is still recovering from that. We have been living/splitting rent with my sister-in-law who is being retired out of the military in Sept, and moving back to the east coast.

I have no idea of where to go, and I hate to see my family homeless. I have a 17 year old step-son who is going to be a senior at El Dorado HS in the fall, a 23 year old step-daughter with a 1 year old son (Jeana and my grandson), and with what Jeana has gone through.

I am a former U.S. Marine, so asking for help/assistance is a very difficult thing for me to do, so I must apologize if some of this is garbled and seems a bit thrown together.

Any help/advice you can render would be greatly appreciated, and I anxiously await your response. We are looking for at least 3 bedrooms, but at present, the only amount that we could afford would be $700-$800 per month. I only make about $1000, so that would be stretching it considerably but we need a place to live. We are trying to stay in the Placerville/Pollock Pines area. We currently live in Pollock Pines.

Our contact information is:

Thomas and Jeana Silliman

3241 Sly Park Rd

Pollock Pines, CA 95726

Home Phone# (530) 344-7009

If there is anything else you need, please let me know. I am also willing to do some physical work to help offset the cost of rent if needed or allowed.

Semper Fidelis,

Thomas Silliman

Friday, July 9, 2010

Registration opens for female veterans forum...

Registration opens for female veterans forum

Registration opened today for a Veterans Affairs Department forum on meeting the needs of female veterans.

The forum, planned for July 28 at the Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Va., will showcase resources available for female vets.

“The VA forum will bring advocates for women veterans together to learn about VA services and to share valuable information with each other,” VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said in an announcement about the forum. “The forum will also give veterans’ advocates the tools they need to help build women veterans networks and communities throughout VA.”

The medical community has recognized that female veterans’ needs often differ from men’s. Female war veterans are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, possibly because the rates of military women who have been sexually assaulted are higher than the civilian and male populations.

Women also face different challenges when they come home to their families and slip back into roles as caretakers, even as they try to reintegrate. And in the past, VA clinics did not specialize in annual exams or child-care services for female veterans, making those clinics impractical for women.

But as more women join the ranks — there are 1.8 million female veterans now — VA has worked to make health care for them more accessible.

The forum will take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with morning presentations and an afternoon information marketplace.

The forum is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations may be made by e-mail at (zero zero W) until July 16 — or until seats fill up. For more information, call (202) 461-6193.