Ready to Work with Secretary Shulkin on Improving the VA

Dr. David Shulkin has been sworn in as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In order for the VA to continue its path of transformation, we have highlighted the key areas Sec. Shulkin needs to focus on continuing the improvements at the VA. 

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Farewell to Friend and Veteran Activist Charles Liteky

Charles Liteky, 85, passed away in San Francisco on January 20. Charles spoke at a past Veterans Day Dinner. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor from his service in Vietnam as an Army chaplain. He later renounced his award and pension in protest of war.

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Swords in the News

Why Trump's Hiring Freeze Could Hurt Veterans

Our Executive Director, Michael Blecker was a guest on KQED's The California Report discussing how Trump's hiring freeze could hurt veterans.
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Last week, NBC Bay Area released an investigative report that detailed hundreds of veterans who have been deported to 36 countries, hoping one day to return and reunite with their families.

Social & Events

Voices of Conflict: Writing During Wartimes

Free and open to the public. Join poet and Iraq War veteran Victor Inzunza along with writers Colby BuzzellJudy Grahn, Grady Smalling, and E.S. Smutny for an afternoon of poetry written and read by veterans. Passion, fear, hope and despair mingle in poems about war, friendship, and deeply personal experiences.
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9th Annual SHOUT! For Women Veteran Artist Exhibition

Free and open to the public.This year we will feature the work of five artists on the theme of "Self & Transition." The artists will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Rachel Myrow of KQED to discuss the intention of their work, their creative process, and how their military experience informs their work. 
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