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 Vermont and New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Arkansas, Pennsylvania shared their best images with us.
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The New England Healing Sports Association (NEHSA) brought the White River Junction Veterans a sense of accomplishment and independence throughout this ski season. They recently spent a day skiing and sharing a potluck to thank the instructors for all that they do! Photo via White River Junction VA staff.
The VA Caribbean Healthcare System welcomed Dan Massa, Dr. Antonio Renta, and Dr. Glenda Gonzalez to share important information with Veterans and their families. They appeared as guests on WUNO, a News Talk Information radio station for the Puerto Rico area. Massa shared the importance of applying for VA benefits and the difference between compensation & pension. Dr. Renta gave an open invitation to Cardi Day on March 15 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. And Dr. Gonzalez provided an update on the Coronavirus COVID-19 and preventive measures. Photo via Caribbean VA HCS staff.
Another successful MOVE story in Alaska! Veteran Lisa Scroggs lost 33 pounds using the VA’s MOVE program. She says the change in eating habits and the increase in exercise has been life-changing. As she says, “It’s good, it’s great, but you’ve got to stay consistent with it.” Great work, Lisa! Photo via Alaska VA staff.
The Little Rock Vet Center welcomed staff and guests to an open house at their new location at 10800 Financial Centre Parkway, Suite 175 in Little Rock, Ark. Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including readjustment counseling for Veterans and active duty service members. Photo via Little Rock VA staff.
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, nearly 70 Women Veterans participated in the “I Am Not Invisible” photo shoot event at the Butler VA Health Care System. U.S. Coast Guard and Army Veteran Debbie Ernst participated in the event. “The event was awesome and it was wonderful to be honored this way and to meet so many other Women Veterans.” Photo via Karen Dunn, Butler VA.
Puerto Rico Veterans visited the Adaptive Sports Clinic during the bi-weekly gathering in Bayamon, cycling Lineal Park. Some of the Vets are new recipients of new adapted bikes provided by VA after they have engaged 6 months to a 1 year in the program. These programs greatly improve the quality of life for our nation’s heroes. Photo via Caribbean VA staff.