“VA Photos of the Week” highlight the connections made between our employees and the Veterans they serve every day at VA medical centers, regional offices, and national cemeteries across the country.

This week, photographers from Dallas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Central Arkansas, and Milwaukee shared their best images with us.

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Mental Health

Veteran Curtis Petty waves at friends after accepting an award from Sherry Clements during a Mental Health Service recovery celebration on Thursday, May 9.

VA provides and connection with resources and support to confront and manage any mental health challenge our Veterans may face. Learn more about VA Mental Health at www.mentalhealth.va.gov/index.asp.

Photo by Jeff Bowen

Clifford Stump right) laughs with Roger Fowler

World War II Veteran Clifford Stump (right) laughs with Roger Fowler, an environmental management systems employee at the VA North Texas Community Living Center (CLC). Mr. Stump walked the halls of CLC visiting with staff members who took care of him during a recent stay. Mr. Stump was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served with the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Normandy. Mr. Stump is preparing for a trip this June to return to Normandy for the first time after 75 years.

Photo by Jennifer Roy


Dietitian, Courtney Reynolds

Summer is almost here and that means Farmer’s Markets are just around the corner. Salt Lake City VA Medical Center’s dietitian, Courtney Reynolds, recently demonstrated healthy snack options during an event in Utah.

Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) develops and provides comprehensive evidenced based nutritional services for our Veterans and their families across VHA’s health care facilities. Learn more at www.nutrition.va.gov/.

Photo by Tyler Moore


VA Nurses attend Brewers game


Nurses from the Milwaukee VA, along with families and friends, cheered on the Brewers against the Nationals at Miller Park on National Nurses Day.

Photo by Jim Hoehn




Marine Veteran Tim Chambers

Marine Corps Veteran Tim Chambers, known to the world as The Saluting Marine visited the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Tim is known for standing at attention for hours in the middle of the street during Rolling Thunder. During the Rolling Thunder event he holds the salute for 3-4 hours while standing on concrete, surrounded by the bikers who zip past and around him.

Tim recently met with Veterans at the Community Living Center in Phoenix. He spent his time expressing his respect and gradate for the Veteran and their families. Thank you Tim for taking time to visit the Phoenix VA!

Photo by Stacy Jonsgaard

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