Iraq_war_veteran_loses_job_over_sex_offender_mistake_in_company_background_check.jpgSan Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced a new service aimed at helping military veterans access resources in the city.

Through a partnership with the nonprofit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the city will bolster efforts to reach out to veterans and connect them with jobs, education, housing and social services, the mayor’s office said.

Newsom made the announcement at the conclusion of the city’s Fleet Week celebrations.

“Fleet Week is about renewing our commitment to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces,” Newsom said in a prepared statement.

“Military veterans and their families make tremendous sacrifices for all of us, and we owe them as much help as possible in transitioning out of military service and into a fulfilling civilian life here at home.”

The city will provide information to veterans through its Vets Portal, which can be reached by calling 311 or visiting the website

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