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Counseling Services Offered to Afghanistan Vets

The Santa Cruz Veterans Center will provide counseling services at the Hollister Veterans Memorial Building Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for vets who are troubled by the American military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Bernie Ramirez of VFW Post 9242 said he is pushing to have those services available every Friday.

(Aug. 26, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report
VFW Post on the Hunt for Surviving Family Members of Decorated Veteran

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6359 is looking for relatives of Sylvester R. Chavez, an infantryman with the 1st Air Cavalry’s 7th Squadron in Vietnam. His mother was Mary Chavez of Watsonville.

(July 27, 2021) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day
About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: California is home to many veterans in need of a variety of resources. From housing assistance to mental health services, the Golden State provides avenues to hope and healing.
At Their Service
California‘s veterans are as varied as the nations in which they served—a tapestry of different educational levels, professions, and life experiences. And they all deserve our respect and support.

Image caption: Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’

At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.

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