Veteran services

A Winters resident was renamed undersecretary for Veterans Services

Governor Gavin Newsom recently reappointed a Winters resident to the position of Undersecretary of Veterans Services at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Keith Boylan has held the position since 2013, when he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Prior to his appointment, Boylan served as Government Relations Liaison for the California Association of Veteran […]

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Bastrop County Honors Veteran Services Officer

Bastrop County Commissioners Court on Dec. 14 honored county Veterans Services Officer Tomika Nowlin and the work his office has done to help veterans after receiving praise from residents who she helped. “It was through her enlightened experience, selfless service and dedication to her work, in addition to being a veteran herself, that I observed […]

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Central Arkansas Veterans Health System begins distributing Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Frontline workers, veterans living in the Community Living Center, and high-risk employees and veterans will receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine beginning Tuesday. According to a Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) spokesperson, the first vaccine was administered at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. “CAVHS looks forward to offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Barr legislation passed as part of broader veterans health care bill set to become law

Versions of the Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act of 2020 (VBFTA) and the Veteran STEM Scholarship Enhancement Act, both sponsored by U.S. Representative Andy Barr (R-KY), have received approval from the U.S. House of Representatives. United as part of a bigger veterans’ health package. On December 16, the House approved the bipartisan Johnny Isakson […]

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Veterans and healthcare workers at VA Medical Center receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Forty staff and six veterans at the long-term care facility received the first of two shots from the new vaccine. NEW ORLEANS — A handful of veterans and dozens of medical staff at New Orleans Veteran Affairs Hospital received the COVID-19 vaccine Monday afternoon, a historic moment in what medical leaders are calling a turning […]