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 Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and Texas shared their best images with us.
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The Central Arkansas VAMC Community Living Center gathered for a Neighbors Night Out, a national initiative to inspire fellowship and celebrate community among Veteran patients. The evening included Michael Eubanks playing saxophone, games, and snacks. A good crowd came out to meet friends, listen to music, and play games! Photo via Central Arkansas VA staff.
For two consecutive years, the Suicide Prevention Team in Danville, Illinois have been #1 in the nation for suicide prevention outreach. As we wrap up suicide prevention month, we want to remind everyone that even though September is over, the awareness still continues. You don’t have to be a medical professional to #BeThere for a Veteran in need. Photo via VA Illiana Health Care System staff.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Indianapolis VA employees showed their support by wearing pink. All VA medical centers have a Women Veterans Program Manager to help women Veterans access VA benefits and health care services. Photo via Indianapolis VA staff.
United States Marine Corps Veteran Wesley House lifts weights during his cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation appointment at the Dallas VA Medical Center. The cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program is 12-week program and Veterans come in three days a week for an hour session. Veterans participate in 45-minutes of active exercise, weight training and end with a cool down all while having their heart rate tracked. Photo by Jennifer Roy, public affairs specialist at VA North Texas Health Care System.