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"There's always a spot for you here." A Grafton Vet, stricken by leukemia months after landing a new job, found himself in a long battle against the disease but found support through an unlikely source -- his new boss.
The battle against PTSD can be long and hard. But for some, the battle can produce unexpected results: a renewed sense of purpose. The phenomenon is known as post-traumatic growth. Three Veterans share their stories.
"The way you get treated by everyone is phenomenal": Milwaukee Veteran Jim Jacobi lauds his treatment at the Milwaukee VA and has been chosen to share his experience as a keynote speaker for a VHA group's award ceremony.
Female Vets are needed for a national research program that studies how differences in genes, lifestyle and military experiences affect Veterans' health and illnesses. Fifteen minutes and a blood draw are all it takes.
Milwaukee VA Medical Center Director Dr. Daniel Zomchek took a cherry pie in the face Tuesday as part of an incentive competition to get employees to complete the All Employee Survey. He'll do it again Wednesday.
About a dozen Veterans involved in outpatient mental health services have built a 14-foot sailboat from the ground up as part of their therapy. "It is nothing but a positive experience," one Veteran said.
"There are a lot of barriers:" Vets are less likely to seek help with their mental health and more likely to die by suicide than civilians. Experts explain how to break down the barriers so Vets get the care they need.
For the second consecutive year, restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Wood National Cemetery from hosting a public Memorial Day ceremony. Instead, a small wreath-laying ceremony took place.