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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

Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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