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Chillicothe Gazette logoHelp for Veterans

Using VA programs like the Veterans Treatment and Empowerment Center can help Veterans adjust to post-military life including fitting back into everyday routines and family responsibilities.

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Military Times logoCharacter of Discharge

VA and the DoD released new online help for Veterans who are applying for a character of discharge upgrade, which includes downloadable forms with detailed instructions for the upgrade request.

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VAntage Point blog logoResume and Interview Tips

Transitioning from a military career to a civilian career can be challenging. Here are three things Veterans should include on their resume and during an interview.

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Two Veterans Day postersCalling All Artists

Are you an artist? Submissions for the 2018 National Veterans Day Poster Contest are being accepted until April 1, 2018.

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City of Alameda Veterans Town Hall and Resource Fair     
In Collaboration with the VA

March 15, 2018 | 3:00pm to 5:00pm (PST)
Location: 1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501

Join the Mayor of Alameda, Trish Spencer, and the Department of Veteran Affairs for a Veterans town hall meeting where the Mayor and area VA Directors will discuss and respond to your questions.

Town hall subjects will include:

  • VA Modernization
  • Choose VA
  • VA Construction and Development on Alameda
  • Healthcare/Mental health
  • Compensation and Pension

The resource fair will follow immediatly after the townhall with information tables provided by the VBA, VHA, NCA, and the Oakland Vet Center. A variety of national and regional Veteran Service Organizations will be in attendance to include the American Legion, AMVETS, DAV, CalVet, VFW, and Alameda County.

Expected participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, the citizens of the City of Alameda, and their family members.

Vietnam War Veterans Day Commemoration
Date: March 29, 2018

 Vietnam War Veterans Day
Expected participants: Everyone!

Placer Veterans Stand Down
Placer County Fairgrounds,
800 All American City Blvd., Roseville, CA

Date: May 15-17 2018 | 8:00am to 4:00pm Daily (PST)

Open and FREE to all Veterans and their family members. Come for a meals, haircuts, showers, dental and medical services, legal and child support services, clothing and personal care supplies, health and human services assistance, as well as pet services.

A VA benefits counselor will be on location during the hiring fair to answer VA benefits questions; assist with eBenefits registration, and filing electronic claims.

Expected participants: Servicemembers, Veterans, and their family members.

Office Information

Oakland Regional Benefit Office

1301 Clay St., North Tower
Oakland, CA 94612
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

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