Monterey County Local News: Veterans


All Local Veterans News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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01/12/2024
The Naval Support Activity Monterey announced a change of command, with Capt. Robert Smith taking over the base, which is home to more than 15 tenant commands.

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12/14/2023
Federal judge David O. Carter has declined to dismiss a lawsuit that could force the Veterans Administration to house veterans experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Carter’s 41-page ruling could pave the way for a trial in mid-2024.

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11/15/2023
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Operation Freedom Paws, a California-based service dog training organization, provides the tools and training to help vets battle inner turmoil.

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11/10/2023
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Monterey Peninsula American Legion Post 41 in Monterey dates back to 1919. Like other posts in the area—along with Veterans of Foreign Wars and other organizations focused on those who served—it is a gem too often overlooked.

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11/10/2023
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Cirilio Vargas and 14 other veterans will be honored at a luncheon on Nov. 11 at Madonna Gardens Assisted Living and Memory Care.

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08/15/2023
The link between PFAS and testicular cancer among service members was never directly proven—until now.

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08/01/2023
Rep. Jimmy Panetta convened a panel of veterans to discuss the Honoring Our PACT Act, which ensures that veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service receive the care they need.

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06/19/2023
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In life, Gordon Smith was never afraid to push back against the powers that be, willing to wage activist battles against superstructures like the U.S. military.

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04/19/2023
The Exchange on Ord in Seaside will be making its last sales on Aug. 26 after decades of serving current and former military members.

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02/01/2023
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The King City Post Office will be renamed in honor of late postmaster and veteran Rudolph “Rudy” Banuelos.

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11/09/2022
Political, community and veterans leaders in Monterey County came together to make an impassioned case for the need to have a new veterans home built in the Monterey Bay area to serve aging, disabled, and homeless veterans.

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11/08/2022
Federal health officials are conducting a new study to determine whether veterans once stationed at now-shuttered Fort Ord were exposed to dangerously high levels of cancer-causing toxins.

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10/27/2022
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Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated members gathered to collect all the items donated for Operation: Care and Comfort for the troops serving overseas.

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07/17/2022
A new nonprofit on the Central Coast looks to ensure safe drinking water and access to waterways for all, particularly those in disadvantaged communities. The fledgling nonprofit is called Waterkeeper Monterey, formerly known as Monterey Coastkeeper.

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06/30/2022
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KING CITY — Chief Petty Officer Michael Baxter, a native of King City, has retired after 21 years of dedicated service. As a Chief Construction Electrician (Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist/Expeditionary Warfare Specialist), Baxter’s years of service include tours with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) Three and NMCB Five, as well as a three-year tour as [...]

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06/27/2022
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KING CITY — Members of Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated collected items for servicemen and women serving overseas at their June 7 meeting. The club partnered with Operation: Care and Comfort, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization, for the outreach project. Participating members included Claudia Wollesen; Eileen Bennett; Debbie Benson, president; Jeane Errea-Mills; Miguel Errea; and [...]

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06/15/2022
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Members of the King City VFW Post 6747 Auxiliary and the Valley Heritage Quilt Guild presented patriotic quilts to veterans as part of a Memorial Day celebration at the post.

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05/15/2022
The Military and Veterans Affairs office of Monterey County has a dream: a veterans home located in the county, preferably close to services such as health care while providing much-needed skilled nursing and memory care.

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05/05/2022
The 2022 Monterey County Veterans Stand Down, an event where homeless veterans on the Central Coast can get help obtaining services, is coming up. Hosted by the Veterans Transition Center, it takes place June 17-18. All homeless men, women and veterans with families are welcome.

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02/22/2022
Soldiers and civilians who lived at Ford Ord didn’t question whether their tap water was safe to drink. But in 1990, the military training base was added to the EPA’s list of the nation’s most polluted places.
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