5000 West - Fall 2019
Home of the Brave offers clothing, caring, smiles
With winter having made an early arrival, the timing for hand-knit blankets, stocking caps and other clothing items couldn’t have been better for the annual Home of the Brave event for Veterans at the Milwaukee VA. Read the story.
Fisher House serves up platters of appreciation
Fisher House Wisconsin had its picnic protocol down pat.“Reservations for 800? Sure, right this way.” Fisher House Wisconsin provided an outdoor picnic lunch for Milwaukee VA employees on a fall afternoon at the Lake Wheeler pavilion. Read the story.
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Employee of the Month - Katherine Clarke, October
"Katherine Clarke, of Community Engagement & Relations, has performed above and beyond the call of duty with her collaborative and dedicated focus to the VA with her outstanding performance as the Milwaukee VA's Beats & Eats co-chair for 2019.
Throughout this 14-month role, her collaborative efforts garnered the masses and bolstered the VA's presence in the community as a beacon in our veteran community and was a successful event — exceeding all expectations." - from the nomination package
Please see our awards section for previous Employees of the Month; In Service awards, I Care Champions, and more.
Milwaukee VA Halloween
Facing In is a short-form series of 60-second videos covering a wide range of topics, but centered around our great Veteran community. Over the last year or so, Milwaukee VA multimedia journalist Benjamin Slane collected short interviews from our community – from Green Bay to Union Grove – these are the moments people shared with us. Watch all the videos.
Milwaukee VA in the News
It’s a Monday morning, and the ice at the Wauwatosa Curling Club is a crisp 24 degrees. Yet a group of about 15 veterans from the Milwaukee VA Medical Center have congregated on the sheet of ice, ready to throw a 44-pound curling stone toward the target.(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 26, 2019)
The Milwaukee VA helps innovate the lives of veterans who are blind or visually impaired. John Carter is a Marine Veteran who was completely blinded after being shot in the face while serving as a Milwaukee police officer.Transitioning from an active lifestyle to learning to live blind was no easy task. However, with the help of the Milwaukee VA, he was able to find help through blind rehab centers and with technology the VA offered.(Spectrum , Milwaukee, Nov. 14, 2019)
Read more local and national stories on the amazing work being done at the Milwaukee VA in our "Milwaukee VA In The News" section.