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Veterans Canteen Service logoVACCHCS Helps in Wake of Hurricane Harvey
VA has a long-standing tradition of helping whenever and wherever disaster strikes. VA’s mission is to provide continued, quality health care to Veterans, as well as other services.
E Company, 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, IraqCombat Veteran on suicide; Helps other Vets
She tried to take her own life eight times in a year in the 4th Infantry Division in 2008. The stressors of combat, losing close friends in battle and adapting to life back in the U.S. after serving in Iraq was too much.
VACCHCS Main EntranceVACCHCS Embracing Modernization
Building on the progress we have made, Modernization is about improving the VA’s performance to better serve Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors while being good stewards of tax payer dollars.
Jonathan Waltiere, shoots for the hoop at the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Cincinnati, OhioVA CCHCS Veteran athletes bring home gold, silver
Seven Veteran athletes from the VA Central California Health Care System in Fresno, Calif., participated in the 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 17-22, takes home good share of medals...
Miss California at Fresno VAMiss California at Fresno VA
VACCHCS hosted Miss California/Miss California Teen June 23. About 80 contestants visited the main VA hospital in Fresno, While there, they toured the Community Living Center, Walk of Honor and the Primary Care areas.
VACCHCS Nurse of the Year, Doca MerdjanoskaVACCHCS Nurse of the Year
Becoming a nurse and helping people is something she always aspired to do, even as a young girl in her home country of Macedonia. But being recognized as the best nurse for an entire health care system is...
Photo of Battlefield Cross, at the Wall of HonorVACCHCS Unveils Walk of Honor
VACCHCS unveiled the Walk of Honor Memorial – Honoring All Who Served on November 14, 2015. The names of 1085 Veterans are currently inscribed on the memorial, including more than 40 killed in action.
Pictured is the wallet of WW II, U.S. Army Veteran, Eligio Ramos, 91, found and returned 70 years later after losing it in an Austrian farmhouse in 1945Lost Wallet Returned to WWII Vet 70 Years Later
These days losing a wallet can be quite frustrating, and the chances of getting it back are rare. Imagine a lifetime passing-by then receiving a letter informing you that your long lost wallet has been found...
Small VA Voluntary Service imageVA Summer of Service Hopes to Bolster Volunteerism
WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new nationwide initiative designed to build upon its existing partnerships to grow the number of individuals and organizations serving Veterans
Imag of Valor Games logo.Valley Veterans Win 28 medals in Paralympic Games
Central Valley Veterans won a total of 28 medals after competing in the Valor Games Far West, competition on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., from May 29 to June 1, 2015.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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