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Governor announces CalVet appointment

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that Mirtha Villarreal-Younger of Sacramento has been appointed deputy secretary, Minority Veterans Affairs at the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

Villarreal-Younger is director of state personnel at the California Military Department, where she has served in multiple positions since 2001, including deputy director of state personnel programs, state equal employment officer, deputy director of public affairs and command information officer and chief of community relations.

She was a force integration officer at the California Army National Guard from 1997 to 2001.

“We are delighted with the governor’s appointment of Ms. Villarreal-Younger as CalVet deputy secretary, Minority Veterans Affairs,” said Secretary Peter J. Gravett. “Her prior leadership roles and her experience with military personnel position her well to understand the needs and address the challenges of the State’s minority veteran community.”


Fifth Special Forces Group headquarters to be dedicated in honor of Col. Robert Howard

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5) announced this week that the Headquarters Building of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky will be dedicated ...

Hale graduates from boot camp

Hale graduates from boot camp

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Megan Hale has graduated from Navy boot camp.

Hale's graduation took place on May 24.

She is now in A School to become a Sea Bee. Once done with her s...

Governor’s budget provides continued support for California’s veterans

Long-pending benefits claims submitted by California veterans and caught in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) processing “log jam” could soon see the light ...

DAV Chapter 83 changes meeting time and location

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Disabled American Veterans Lake County Chapter 83 has changed the time and location of its meetings.

The group now meets on the second Thursday of ev...

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