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Milwaukee VA In the News

A volunteer feeds tree branches into a wood chipperShow of respect: Arborists trim trees, tidy up Wood National Cemetery

A show of respect happening across the country at our nation's military cemeteries happened in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Wood National Cemetery. In a setting more custom to silent reflection -- the sounds of a brash salute cut through. (FOX6-TV, Milwaukee - Sept. 19, 2018)

Volunteers trim trees and bushes at Wood National Cemetery for Saluting Branches event (WDJT-TV, Milwaukee)

Volunteers clear branches at Wood National Cemetery to honor veterans (WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee)


A volunteer loads old electronics into a recycling boxHow the Milwaukee VA has become a leader in sustainability

How often do you think about how your shopping and dining habits may have an impact on our planet? We’re being asked to consider it more and more as cities like Chicago have implemented plastic bag taxes to reduce use of plastic. (Radio Milwaukee - 88.9 FM - Aug. 20, 2018) (Note: The story link will not open on a VA network computer)


A World War II veteran holds his guitarA WWII vet hadn't touched a guitar in 40 years. A gift let it all come back to him.

It had been 40 years since David McMahon, a 92-year-old Navy veteran, last played guitar. But to him, the music never really went away. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 20, 2018)


A veteran gets a guitar lessonMilwaukee-based Guitars for Vets helps veterans across the country stay mentally in tune

Clad in a black Guitars for Vets shirt and cradling a Fender acoustic, Jeff Puhek played snippets of "Classical Gas" and "Stairway to Heaven" as he patiently showed Justin Skowron a few chords. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 17, 2018)


Jeff "Doc" Dentice gets a new truckDeserving Veteran "Doc" Gets a Truck!

Throughout the years, Jeff "Doc" Dentice has put in countless hours of volunteer work with the help of a 4x4 pickup truck he uses for supplies and donations, taking care of Vets while running fundraisers and events. Sadly, his previous truck was falling apart and continued to decline so rapidly that it was impairing those important community efforts. (WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee - July 9, 2018)


Artist rendering of new stablesUrban horse therapy program coming to Milwaukee's Bay View area will be first of its kind

The therapy program will aim to treat urban residents who have experienced trauma, such as veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, said Mary McCormick, executive director of the Rotary Club. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - July 8, 2018)


Veterans receiving free laptop computersFrom the corps to the corporate office: 100 veterans surprised with new laptops

One hundred area veterans are the proud owners of a new laptop thanks to U.S. Bank and the nonprofit "Tech for Troops Project." (FOX6-TV, Milwaukee - July 4, 2018)


Michael and Billie KublyUW-Milwaukee receives $1 million for military and veterans mental health research and programming

Billie Kubly's husband served a year in Vietnam as an orthopedic surgeon in the Army. Kubly recently donated $1 million to the UW-Milwaukee for mental health research and education for veterans. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - June 22, 2018)


Actors at a Feast of Crispian workshop

Feast of Crispian, which serves veterans, will be Milwaukee Rep resident theater group

Feast of Crispian, which brings professional actors together with post-deployment military veterans, will be Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's resident theater company during the 2018-'19 season. (Milwaukee Journal sentinel - June 20, 2018)


U.S. sled hockey team celebrates Paralympic gold medalParaplegic vets who train at Zablocki VA in Milwaukee bring home sled hockey gold for Team USA

Josh Misiewicz grew up a hockey kid in northern Illinois, but after losing his legs to an IED in Afghanistan one of his first thoughts was that he'd never play the sport again. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - March 30, 2018)