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Gary tries yogaFinding fitness: Elvis (and yoga) may save my life
Time is ticking on Gary's deadline to lose 15 pounds before he walks his Baby Girl down the aisle. He's checking out all the VA "get healthy" options and you're along for the ride. This week: Stacy's yoga.
Hello Girls telephone operatorsHello Girls film screening
They wore uniforms, held rank, swore an oath to the Army, served overseas and were recognized by Gen. Pershing for their contribution to the U.S. effort in World War I. It took 60 years to be recognized as Veterans.
Dr. Keisha BattleAfrican-American vets face additional challenges
"It's important that this mental health summit specifically reach out to African-American Veterans because of the history that African-American veterans have had with VA,” said Dr. Keisha Battle.
Two U.S. Paralympic sled hockey membersBringing home the gold
“This team does way more for me, than I do for it on any given day. This team is amazing. The staff is amazing. I’m honored to be part of this team," said team physician Michael Uihlein.
Alex Jacobs with Yardzee diceEagle Scout project provides super-sized games
“I just wanted to do something for people who deserve it, the Veterans,” said Alex Jacobs, about his Eagle Scout project that produced large versions of the familiar Jenga and Yahtzee.games.
Overweight Gary playing golfFinding fitness, Part I: Short, fat and ugly
Two month's until my daughter's wedding and tired of buying fat pants. I'm on a first-person, one-man quest to see if all these VA "get healthy" programs really work. And you're along for the ride.
veteranLarge turnout For Veteran Job Fair
“We have a lot Veterans already working for us, which is awesome,” said Ficht, whose son and stepson are on active duty. His son has done two overseas tours, and was wounded during his first deployment in Afghanistan.
Vietnam Vets patchExhibit honors Vietnam Veterans
" … it seems like they’re trying to vacuum their conscience for what they did to us when we came home,” said Lentz. “ ... when it comes to stuff like this where it’s just Vietnam Vets, I love it.”
LooTop employee has passion to help homeless
"For some people, with housing you can take care of yourself medically much better. Your medication won't be all over the place. Even in a shelter, people lose their medication."`
therapistsFrom Wilmot to Aspen
“They were talking about all these sports, and it sounded interesting,” he said. “So I started doing it .... more I did it, the more I got done. The more I wanted to do more. I think I’m up to 17 different sports now.”

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