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USC conference tackles issues facing today’s veterans

Every year, hundreds of bills go through the California Legislature that deal with veterans or military issues, including most recently to establish residency for in-state tuition, identify veteran status in coroner’s reports, and increase funding for veteran resource centers on college campuses.

But Sen. Josh Newman, who chairs the state’s committee on veterans affairs, said it’s not enough.

“I often worry that we’re just shaving around the edges of the problem, and we’re missing the core,” Newman said at a recent event held to address the most-pressing issues facing today’s veterans. “And the core is the need to fundamentally address the transition […]

By |October 20th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

State of the American Veterans Conference 2017 Photos

The State of the American Veteran Conference (Sept. 28-29, 2017) brought together more than 300 people to discuss the transition issues facing combat veterans, student veterans, women veterans, Guard and Reserve service members, and children and families. We had keynotes by Kayla Williams, director of the VA’s Center for Women Veterans; Josh Newman, California state senator and chair of the VA committee; and Chase Millsap, director of impact strategy at We Are The Mighty.

After spending the first day learning about the most pressing issues facing these populations, conference participants worked hard developing policy and practice recommendations.

Click through to see photos from […]

By |October 4th, 2017|SAVC|0 Comments