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Memorial Day Service at Houston VA National CemeteryHouston VA National Cemetery Memorial Day Service
Memorial Day Service at the Houston National Cemetery, honoring deceased United States servicemen and women, is free and open to the public on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
VA2K Walk and RollVA2K Walk and Roll
The Houston VA will host a 2K “walk and roll” event May 18, 2016 at the Medical Center. The VA2K is to encourage employees and Veterans, at all levels of fitness, to join in a fun, short walk.
Houston VA Director Announces Retirement PlansHouston VA Director Announces Retirement Plans
Adam C. Walmus has announced his retirement as Director of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston after more than 38 years of federal service. Walmus was appointed Director in August of 2009.
Third Fisher House Coming to Houston VAThird Fisher House Coming to Houston VA
Veterans and visitors to the Houston VA will soon see a beautiful new home being constructed near the main Holcombe entrance to the campus. The Fisher Foundation recently announced plans to build a third Fisher House.
Houston VA Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2016MEDVAMC Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index
MEDVAMC has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender civil rights organization.
Attention Vietnam Veteran Patients!Attention Vietnam Veteran Patients!
As part of the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we will be recognizing, honoring, and thanking our current Vietnam Veteran patients with a special weekly feature on social media.
Vietnam War 50th Anniversary CommemorationVietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration
The Houston VA will be hosting a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration on March 29, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., to honor our patients and employees who are Veterans of the Vietnam War.
Veterans Town HallFebruary Veterans Town Hall
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is hosting a town hall meeting in Lufkin, Texas on February 24, 2016 for Veterans and family members to provide feedback on their VA experiences.
National Salute to Veteran Patients LogoNational Salute to Veteran Patients
Houston VA salutes our Veteran patients! Each year, for a week in February, Veterans Affairs VA Medical Centers across the country celebrate National Salute to Veteran Patients with a variety of activities and events.
Air Force and National Guard Veteran Marvin Weatherspoon in a NVGAG swimming competition in 2015.National Veterans Golden Age Games
We are accepting applications for the 2016 National Veterans Golden Age Games! This national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition will be July 10-14, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.

From the Veterans Health Administration

World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.
Fictional image of neurons of light firing in the brainA Smart Home for Veterans with Brain Injuries
Among the many remarkable advances being studied by VA researchers is a “smart home” for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Technology tracks the Veterans and helps them relearn basic skills.
Two male Veterans sitting with female VA employee looking at a paper flyer GeriPACTs Specialized Care for Older Veterans
VA is ready to care for older Veterans. By 2017, almost 10 million of our 21 million Veterans will be over 65. Here's some information about VA's Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams.
Image of an older woman and a younger woman sitting together at a table.Women Vets and Violence
A year ago, the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program was launched at the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia. The state ranks 13th in domestic homicides and suicides.
A doctor visits a patient in his home and takes his hand. Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care
When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.
Veteran patient working with a member of Voluntary ServicesMarking 70 Years of Volunteers Serving Veterans
One of the most important things we give each other is our attention. VAs Volunteers have been doing this for 70 years. This week we salute and thank them for their dedication.
A Veteran in a wheelchair poses next to an accessible ramp to his houseOccupational Therapists in Home Based Primary Care
As key team members in Home Based Primary Care, VA's Occupational Therapists make it possible for home-bound Veterans with complex health care needs to enjoy meaningful lives.
A man captures a pencil rubbing of a Servicemember's name engraved on the Vietnam WallVA Honors Vietnam Vets for Service and Sacrifice
VA is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam on March 29 with Vietnam Veterans Day. It is a long-overdue opportunity to honor and thank our Vietnam Veterans.
A Veteran being treated by his VA doctorVeterans with Epilepsy: You are not alone
Over 300,000 US soldiers have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury since 2000, many at risk for epilepsy. New VHA online videos show how Vets with epilepsy are able to live full, successful lives.
Image of female Airman tossing old uniforms into a firepit to be burnedWere you exposed to burn pits while deployed?
If you have experienced respiratory symptoms or health conditions that may be related to exposure to burn pits while deployed, you should register in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

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