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 Oklahoma, Arkansas, California, Alaska and Alabama shared their best images with us.
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Cherokee Nation leaders recently hand-delivered Valentine’s Day cards to Veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee. Thank you Cherokee Nation! Photo via Muskogee VA staff.
The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, VFW, and the Arkansas Travelers dedicated a new flag plaza at North Little Rock VA. A beautiful new flag plaza at Eugene J. Towbin VA Medical Center in North Little Rock was dedicated at a recent ceremony at the main entrance to the facility. The new flag plaza was designed and built as a joint project between Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Voluntary Services and the VFW Department of Arkansas. Funds were raised with the support of the members of the VFW, the department’s past commander, and a generous donation from the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team. The plaza, built at the site of an old non-working fountain in front of the medical center, includes a 35-foot flag pole situated on a round base with an inset star in concrete. In addition to the U.S. flag and the POW/MIA flag, the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard flags will be hoisted around the driveway circle adjacent to the tips of the inset star. As part of the ceremony, two flags obtained by CAVHS Voluntary Services through Senator Tom Cotton’s office and flown over the U.S. Capitol were presented to the past VFW Department of Arkansas commander and representatives of the Arkansas Travelers. Photo via CAVHS staff.
Anjani Reddy, MD MSHS, Clinical Director, Community Engagement and Reintegration Services at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, guides a Veteran to receiving services during a clean up of the homeless encampment on San Vicente Blvd. Because of the engagement teams that were present during the sweep, VAGLAHS was able to place six Veterans into transitional housing and our community partners provided resources to the non-Veterans who were living in the encampment. Photo via VAGLAHS staff.
In celebration of National Recreational Therapy Month, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System would like to highlight the contributions and professional clinical service of their recreation therapists. The CAVHS Recreation Therapy staff are all nationally-certified clinical care providers who implement quality healthcare while serving Veterans through a variety of programs, including art, pet therapy and woodturning. Photo via CAVHS staff.
The Central Arkansas Corvette Club paid a visit to the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System’s Veterans at the Eugene Towbin Medical Center this week as part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients week. Thank you for your support! Photo via CAVHS staff.
The Alaska VA is excited to host yoga classes at their Anchorage Clinic. These Veterans are working hard to improve their health, and yoga can be a great way to improve strength, flexibility, and overall energy. Photo via Alaska VA staff.
The Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center welcomed the University of Alabama Women’s Soccer Team this week. The players stopped by to visit the Veterans for National Salute to Veteran Patients Week. Veterans are always happy to have visitors to talk and listen to. Thank you so much for your support! Photo via Tuscaloosa VA staff.