VA Photos of the Week – September 13, 2019


VA Photos of the Week highlights 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 Texas and Virginia shared their best images with us.

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Veterans play BINGO at VA CLC.

U.S. Air Force Veteran Leon Alfano is cheerful as he wins a round of BINGO in the West Texas VA Health Care System Community Living Center (CLC). CLC Veterans enjoy a lively round of BINGO twice a week, and Alfano is a challenging competitor.

Photo by Kelli Kay Stolle


Veterans ride horses in northern Virginia.

BraveHearts—the nation’s leading equine rehabilitation program for Veterans—started its first of three Trail to Zero rides. The riders stopped in front of the Marine Corps War Memorial during the Trail to Zero ride in northern Virginia Sept. 7, 2019.

Photo by Adam Stump


Veterans play basketball in Houston

A Veteran drives hard to the hoop during the 2019 VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans Fall Basketball Tournament, held at Emancipation Park in Houston, Texas.

Photo by Todd Goodman


Veteran gets a flu shot

U.S. Air Force Veteran Glynn Person receives his flu shot from U.S. Army Veteran and VA Nurse Joyce Sanford moments after the opening of the flu clinic at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

Photo by Jennifer Roy


Reynaldo Leal

– Reynaldo Leal is a public affairs officer for VA’s office of Digital Media Engagement and member for the VAntage Point’s staff. He is a proud Marine Corps Veteran who deployed to the Al Anbar Province with 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in 2004 and 2006. He also took part in some of the heaviest fighting during Operation Phantom Fury in 2004.