Sacramento County Local News: Veterans


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

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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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11/29/2023
In Sacramento County, a new initiative is underway to make the area “friendlier” for people who have dementia and attempt to lower rates of the disease in the first place. Officials want more businesses to be able to see the signs, and for families to have more clarity on local resources.

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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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05/26/2023
Richard Davis keeps his replica Congressional Gold Medal in a glass case that his wife had made to hold the award. The 97-year-old Davis, who lives in Sacramento’s Pocket-Greenhaven community, is one of around 200 people left from roughly 23,000 who trained between 1942 and 1949.

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05/17/2023
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Thirty National Veterans Awareness Organization riders cruised up Highway 50 toward Mather’s VA Medical Center to visit with veterans before leaving on their ride to Washington, DC, for Memorial Day.

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01/11/2023
Mark Jackson, CEO and founder of St. Martin Foundation, hopes to help build a facility to house homeless men in Elk Grove. His mission is to reduce homelessness among males transitioning from alcohol addiction recovery programs or incarceration.

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11/28/2022
Assemblymembers Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) presented American River College Veterans Resource Center with a $2.5 million check from state budget. The funds will be used for structural improvements and HVAC upgrades.

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10/13/2022
The first brick was installed, inscribed with the name of area Vietnam vet Oscar O’con; more to come at this memorial honoring both living and deceased veterans.

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08/25/2022
Four Paws 2 Freedom, which started in 2011, has helped military veterans with PTSD gain “personal freedom through the company of a trained service dog,” said board chairman Steve Barnett, a former Army infantryman.

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05/31/2022
Galt paid tribute on May 30 to those who have died in military service during the Galt-Arno Cemetery District’s Memorial Day observance.

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05/27/2022
For decades, a stone memorial has stood silently in Rusch Park, with a bronze plaque bearing the names of 272 Citrus Heights residents.

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04/28/2022
Auburn will host a ‘Stand Down’ May 2-5, where veterans will receive services from meals, showers and haircuts to employment counseling and housing referrals.

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02/22/2022
Since its cornerstone was laid down in 1951, little has been done to the Carmichael Veterans Hall. But the Carmichael Recreation and Park District facility will reopen this spring after a $50,000 facelift, with the biggest embellishment being 21 dual-pane windows installed with funding from Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

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02/02/2022
Folsom Lake College has been selected to participate in a program is to ensure all United States military veterans and active duty service members receive college transfer credit for the coursework they complete during active duty.

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10/13/2021
The Citrus Heights Veterans Community Center is holding its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 23. This is a much-anticipated event each year with food and games ranging in price from $1-$6.

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10/13/2021
After years of dreaming and development, Mather Veterans Village is now open in Rancho Cordova. The facility will cater to the unique needs of homeless veterans.

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09/19/2021
Several hundred mourners gathered in Roseville on Sept. 18 to honor U.S. Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee, killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Family and friends spoke about the Roseville native and her outstanding service to her country.

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09/08/2021
The Folsom Veterans Hall recently presented Sgt. Trevor Hammonds with several donation checks after his house in Grizzly Flats was lost in the Caldor Fire.

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07/29/2021
The California Capital Airshow is back after a break due to the pandemic. Happening September 24-26, the show at Mather Field will include the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and F-35 Lightning jet demonstration teams.

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07/28/2021
David Field, who served more than 20 years as a Marine, is living with combat-related ALS. The local Dairy Queen is raising funds to bring him to his new hometown of Orangevale, where Homes For Our Troops has procured an adapted custom home where Field can live on his own.
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