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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.
VA Locomotive Newsletter for VeteransVA Locomotive Newsletter for Veterans
The Fall/Winter 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.
Conroe VA Clinic ExpansionConroe VA Clinic Expansion
The VA announced this week that it will expand its Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic to handle the growing Veteran demand for health care in the area.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
man lifting barbellWheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games
Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Two people walking with nordic walking sticksTips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down
You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
black and white photo showing three combat soldiers crouching in a forestU.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14
VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
doctor taking notes as patient relays his storyVeterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records
Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.
Two women working in an office setting.  One woman is talking on the phone.How Do You Save Someone’s Life?
Good listening skills and a cool head are prerequisites when you work at the Pittsburgh VA’s Suicide Prevention Office. “You always have to remain calm at this job,” says Veronica Lucious.
Ron Whitcomb working in a gardenThe Most Peaceful Place on Earth
For many years after he came home from serving in Vietnam, Army Veteran Ron Whitcomb thought the Viet Cong were surrounding his house. With VA PTSD therapy, he learned that he was safe.

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