Cherokee: "Aniyosgi Dotsigusdaa - Unelanvhi Wigadoligi Ama Ayetli."
Lakota: "Nahan Akicita unkitawapi ki Owicikiunyapi kte - Wakan Tanka makoce ki la waste kte."
CALIE honors and salutes Native American Indian veteran community of warriors, great Indian chiefs, military veterans, and community heros to provide an important historical reference for Native American students, teachers and veterans for research and inspiring role models.
Military service members can get their disability claims processed quickly by Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.
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The state of California has the largest population of veterans of the armed forces in the nation. There are an estimated 2,078,267 veterans in California. Boosting California’s veteran population are the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom—OEF) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom—OIF). Since September 2001, California deployed 148,028 troops, with 22,305 troops from California deployed as of February 29, 2008. The number of National Guard and Reserve Troops deployed from California since September 2001 is an estimated 31,821...
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CALIF TRIBAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES — Check out our California Indian Department of Social Services for inter-tribal social services available to both urban and reservation Native American Indians in the greater San Diego County. Learn where and how to find and apply for medical, health and wellness services for Indians living in Southern California, including temporary assistance for needy families TANF services, support services for monthly cash assistance, stipends for child care costs, transportation and/or mileage reimbursements, emergency assistance, referrals to other agencies and organizations; Career Development for on-the-job training....
NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS LINKS
HOUSING & MORTGAGE GUIDE: This free online guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.
GRAVE & BURIAL SITE RECORDS: Locate grave and burial sites for veterans or their beneficiaries like children or spouses. Provides additional information like date of birth and death, military branch, rank, wars and cemetery.
NATIVE AMERICAN MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS:The Medal of Honor is the highest U.S. military decoration awarded to individuals who, while serving in the U.S. armed services, have distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty...
Col. Van T. Barfoot (ret.) WW II Medal of Honor —
Mr. Barfoot (Choctaw) is one of only five American Indians to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in the 20th century. He served heroically in the WW2, Korean and Vietnam wars...then his neighborhood association told the 90-year-old American warrior to take down his flag pole...
U.S. Army Airborne — historical look back at American special forces history, picture gallery, videos, multimedia...
WW2 NAVAJO CODE TALKERS took part in every assault the U.S. Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. They served in all six Marine divisions, Marine Raider battalions and Marine parachute units, transmitting messages by telephone and radio in their Native American indigenous language — a "code" that the Japanese never broke....
VIETNAM WALL EXPERIENCE OCEANSIDE, CA — In April of 2004, a replica known as the Vietnam Wall Experience was on display in Oceanside. The wall is a three-quarter-size replica of the 10-foot tall, 493-foot-long black granite monument in Washington, D.C....
MASSING OF THE COLORS BALBOA PARK SAN DIEGO 2012 — Military veterans, families of veterans, participants professional photo essay during the Massing of the Colors and Service Remembrance held at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on November 3rd.
VIDEO: US Marines 235th Birthday Tribute
GO DADDY (alternate link) — Thank you Bob Parsons, LCpl 0311, CEO and Founder of godaddy.com (posted by Roy Cook).
U.S. ARMY STAFF SARGENT Conrad Begaye, Navajo — During a June 30 ceremony at Caserma Ederle's Hoekstra Field, Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett III, commander of U.S. Army Africa, fastened the Silver Star to Begaye's uniform - recognition for his leadership and valor during an enemy ambush Nov. 9, 2007, in Nuristan Province.