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Kitty Schroeder performs a hearing test on a studentVA nurse foregoes birthday party to help others
The opportunity to help school children on a hurricane-ravaged island was a good enough reason for Milwaukee VA nurse Kitty Schroeder to cancel her own birthday party, opting instead to participate in a relief mission.
Woman holding babyPrivacy, convenience goal of lactation pods
Rachel Clemons didn’t wait too long to point out the advantages of the new lactation pod at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Clemons, a Marine Veteran, was accompanied on her visit by her 8-day-old daughter, Tali.
Group of people working on wooden boatBoat project helps keep Vets afloat
As Rick Tafoya carefully steers the saber saw around the outline of what will eventually be part of the hull, the Marine Corps Veteran sees more than just a simple wooden boat.
A motorcyclist receives the blessingBlessed are the bikes, bikers
When it comes to Veterans, who also are bikers, support is a two-way street that is not taken for granted from either direction. More than 100 riders turned out for the 28th annual Milwaukee VA Veteran Bike Blessing.
A hair stylist talks with a Veteran about his haircutA little off the top
As soon as the barber’s cape was clipped around his neck, Dave Strelecki’s conversation turned toward Milwaukee baseball, interspersed with polite instructions to the person cutting his hair.
Three people with Memorial Day wreathsA Day of Reflection, Honoring and Remembrance
“What a beautiful day this is, and we are truly on hallowed ground. What a marvelous opportunity we have to honor the men and women who sacrificed the ultimate.” - Gene Schulz, WWII Veteran
A golfer using a Stand Up and Play cart lines up a puttPGA Hope puts Vets in the swing of things
Pete Mittelstaedt lines up his wheels to line up his putt. Ray Martinez is hoping his softball-like swing magically corrects itself. Carissa DiPietro just wants to get better at a sport that is helping her get better.
Classic Buick convertible leads Green Bay VA2K walkGreen Bay recipe cooks up a successful VA2K
Take one 80-degree spring day, add about 280 enthusiastic participants, mix in a live band and a giant pot of chicken booyah, have a classic convertible lead the way, and you have the recipe for a successful VA2K walk.
Xander RenishSketching a path toward recovery
After several years of a steady downward spiral fueled by addiction and mental illness, Navy Veteran Xander Renish may have found the turnaround at the tip of his drawing pencil.
Gary does tai chi exerciseFinding Fitness: Batman Underoos and tai chi
The first time Gary took to martial arts, it involved dancing to "Kung Fu Fighting." Now he's trying a different approach to lose his gut and get in shape for his daughter's wedding. Join him for Finding Fitness IV.

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