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Local Features

Recycling at Milwaukee VATrash for a cause
...26 pallets in the first hour, and when it was all over – 100 pallets totaling 70,000 pounds. “I remember watching the cars start to line up last year, and thought, ‘Oh man, we’re gonna need more pallets!’“
event bulletinChaplain's host LGBT spirituality talk
“I’ve heard a lot through the years from various communities and people who feel disenfranchised with their religion and spirituality,” said The Rev. Scott Orth. “This event is to let everyone know we are here for them.
Gumbo!Comfort in diversity
...By 10:30 a large chunk of the food was already gone. “We did not expect so many, so fast,” said Brenda Burrell, a Mental Health social worker, “I’m already out of gumbo! But the more we get, the better.”
Marvin Pratt18th Annual Salute to African-Americans
This officially kicks off a year-long celebration of the Milwaukee VA’s 150th year of providing care for veterans, and is one of many events leading up to an all-day celebration June 3 on the Milwaukee campus.
Artist Willie Weaver-Bey stands on the rooftop of the Milwaukee VA Medical CenterFrom Prison to Portraits: Painting a New Future
National Veterans Arts winner and VA employee Willie Weaver-Bey spent 40 years in prison where he learned to paint. He'll show 50 of his favorite paintings from his 10,000-plus collection.
Ian and StaceyMore than receiving, a tree for giving
“I am proud of these people. It feels better giving to someone who really needs it. It has brought some wonderful conversation and strategic planning to get the right gift for each kid.”
Podlaski brothersFrom the Bulge, to POW: Close as brothers can be
Podlaski destroyed his Browning machine gun so the Germans could not use it in battle against other Americans or allies. “I left the hillside, dismantled my machine gun and threw the parts away.”
On a boatCamp American Legion: Northwoods hope and healing
“Everyone’s around the campfire. It’s a quiet time and I go back down to that pier with my lit bobber. I put a minnow on that line and just look up at the stars. On a clear night you see Saturn and the Milky Way.
CampfireFocusing on diabetes in upnorth camp
“It’s scary when you first get that diagnosis,” said Steve Leonard, this his first trip to Diabetes Camp. “My wife has had it for two years and on insulin. So I said, ‘I got it, what am I going to do about it?’
SteveIn it together: the highs and lows of diabetes
“It was almost like an AA meeting, where people start sharing their stories and you find out you aren’t alone and there might be some hope,” he said. “But there is no magic wand. I was told you aren’t

From the Veterans Health Administration

Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
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.

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