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2016 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports ClinicNational Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic
The 2016 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is April 2-9, 2016 in Snowmass, Colorado. It promotes rehabilitation by instructing physically challenged Veterans in adaptive activities and sports.
Veteran Town Hall - DickinsonVeteran Town Hall - Dickinson
Share your vision for the future VA at a Town Hall for Veterans! Share your ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders at VFW Post 6378 in Dickinson, Texas.
Veteran Town Hall MeetingVeteran Town Hall Meeting
The Houston VA Medical Center and the Houston Regional Benefits Office are co-hosting a town hall meeting for Veterans and family members to provide feedback on their VA experiences.
Summer of Service Open HouseSummer of Service Open House
You are cordially invited to join us for an open house as we kick-off VA’s Summer of Service. The event will honor our Veteran Wheelchair Athletes, include informational booths, and much more!
Town Hall Meeting and Claims Assistance Event for Houston Area VeteransVeteran Town Hall Meeting/Claims Assistance Event
UPDATE: EVENT POSTPONED - The Houston VA Medical Center and the Houston Regional Benefits Office are co-hosting a town hall meeting for Veterans and family members to provide feedback on their VA experiences.
Help for Homeless VeteransHelp for Homeless Veterans
Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced that the city has effectively ended chronic Veteran homelessness. She was joined at the event by three Cabinet Secretaries, including VA Secretary Bob McDonald.
VA Locomotive Newsletter: Spring/Summer 2015VA Locomotive Newsletter: Spring/Summer 2015
The Spring/Summer edition of the VA Locomotive quarterly Veteran newsletter is available. This newsletter is filled with helpful and enlightening information for our Veterans and their families.
Veteran Town Hall MeetingVeteran Town Hall Meeting
Share your vision for the future VA at a Town Hall for Veterans! Share your ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders at our VA Outpatient Clinic in Tomball, Texas.
Current Conroe VA Clinic LocationComing Soon: A New Conroe VA Clinic Location
Veterans in Montgomery County, Texas and the surrounding area will soon be able to receive top quality health care at a new VA outpatient clinic location, which will offer Veterans more specialty services.
Veteran Town Hall MeetingVeteran Town Hall Meeting
Share your vision for the future VA at a Town Hall for Veterans! Share your ideas and experiences, and meet other Veterans and VA leaders at our VA Outpatient Clinic in Beaumont, Texas.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Several adults and a child cutting a ribbon in front of a health care clinicVA, Communities, Helping Homeless Veterans
What is a CRRC? It's a lifeline for thousands of homeless Veterans and their families. VA and local communities are partners in the effort, working together to provide needed services.
A woman with graying hair smilesI Served in the Active Military. Yes, I'm One!
Know this: If you are a woman who served in the active military service, you are a Veteran. People may think your military experience was less challenging than that of male Veterans. They're wrong.
A man points to his gardenCombat Veteran, Doctor and Now Gardener
Wesley McFarland, combat Veteran, doctor for 55 years, charged his patients $3.00. Wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, he now lives in a VA Community Living Center ... and he loves it.
An older man with a sporting competitor's numbered bib on his shirt leans on a golf cart carrying his clubs on a golf courseGolden Age Games Underway in Omaha
Golden Age Games — it's all about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans ... and yes, a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
A red rash on a person's elbowMy skin itches. Is it psoriasis? What is that?
Veterans who have psoriasis can easily describe the symptoms for you. It's ugly, itchy and painful. VA doctors can help Veterans treat psoriasis. Here's information on this chronic skin disease.
A Veteran wearing a sea captain's hat salutes while rolling his motorized wheelchair among others walking around him2015 VA Walk & Roll Sees Growth
It's called the Walk and Roll when over 23,000 Veterans, VA Employees and American citizens walk a mile for homeless Veterans, raising more than $325,000 worth of donations this year.
A male patient seated on an exam table in an exam room shakes hands with a female doctorTen Things to Know About the Choice Program
If you are enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to get health care from non-VA doctors. Here are the answers to ten of the most asked questions about the program.
Woman with a clipboard and pen looks at a man speaking to herHelping Your Provider Understand Military Culture
VA is offering a free online course to private sector health care professionals to help them better serve Veterans and Servicemembers. Hear from a social worker who thinks the course is a good idea.
Two women talk and smile in an exercise roomSummer! Time to swim and picnic ... and volunteer!
Across America, thousands of Americans are pitching in to help our Veterans. Learn about the “Summer of Service” and how you can volunteer at your local VA medical center ... no sunblock needed!
A wife smiles at her husband seated facing her. Relationship a Little Rocky? Time to Retreat
About 20 couples learned how to strengthen their relationship during a two-day Warrior to Soul Mate retreat sponsored recently at the Salisbury VA Medical Center in North Carolina.

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