• Continue reading Vietnam Veteran’s 49-year-old memories of his canine partner

    July 10, 2020

    “Mick” still talks about his K-9 partner from 49 years ago. He only had one photo until he connected on Facebook with an Air Force friend who sent him more photos of “Hobo.”

  • Continue reading Sexual assault leads to downward spiral

    July 9, 2020

    Brooke Milbocker was smiles on the outside while hiding from the aftermath of a sexual assault that sent her on a downward spiral. She found healing at VA.

  • Continue reading Roseburg VA supply chain vital during COVID-19 fight

    June 16, 2020

    VA’s Supply Chain Management (SCM) doesn’t interact with patients, but it’s critical to the cause of serving Veterans. At the Roseburg VA Health Care System (RVAHCS), the SCM keeps frontline providers equipped with masks, face shields and clinical gowns.

  • Continue reading Shreveport Veteran beats the odds, overcomes COVID-19

    June 8, 2020

    Robert Colleton thanks the many health care professionals at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center who helped him beat COVID-19.

  • Continue reading Veterans at home perform musical tribute to VA staff

    June 3, 2020

    Veterans around the nation performed virtually in a music video to pay homage to VA health care workers on the front lines helping to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Continue reading National Surveillance Tool assesses readiness across VA’s health system

    May 21, 2020

    A new reporting tool allows VHA leadership to monitor its national COVID-19 case load, hospital staffing, bed and supply availability in real-time. Called the National Surveillance Tool (NST), the tool brings together information from dozens of different publicly available internal and external databases to provide an unprecedented view of the battlefield in the war against COVID-19.

  • Continue reading Reaching out in crisis with telehealth

    April 3, 2020

    Dr. Mike McBride was providing telehealth when telehealth wasn’t cool. The Milwaukee VA psychiatrist, who is also an Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran, was the first provider here to use mental health telehealth in someone’s home about three years ago. McBride was treating a Veteran with severe post-traumatic stress who couldn’t leave the house because of other medical issues.

  • Continue reading NFL player returns home, visits Veterans at VA hospital

    March 2, 2020

    With VA Voluntary Services, NFL player Dontrelle Inman saluted Veteran patients, thanking them for their selfless service.

  • Continue reading VA participates in homeless census in Tulsa

    January 29, 2020

    The PIT homeless count survey is mandated annually by HUD and ultimately impacts the amount of federal funding cities will receive to combat homelessness.

  • Continue reading Woodworker gifts handcrafted flags to Veterans

    January 5, 2020

    Daryl Thomas, owner of Diamond T Woodcrafts, presented 50 hand-crafted wooden flags to inpatients at the Jack C. Montgomery VA in Oklahoma.

  • Continue reading Letter to VA: Veteran gives thanks for life-changing experiences

    December 29, 2019

    Our friends at the White River Junction VA received this heartfelt letter from "A Grateful Veteran" who graduated from the MOVE Program. The Veteran has physically and mentally turned his life around, and he wanted to give thanks for his excellent care.

  • Continue reading Veteran lets go of past, possessions, to reclaim life

    December 26, 2019

    VA North Texas hosts a 16-week self-help group called Clutter Busters and Treasure Seekers to develop skills overcoming compulsive hoarding.