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The Pittsburgh Steelers honored Veterans and their families during the 10th Annual Heroes at Heinz Field celebration.Steelers Honor Post-9/11 Veterans
Pittsburgh Steelers tossed, caught and kicked footballs with approximately 70 Post-9/11 Veterans at Heinz Field during the 10th Annual Heroes at Heinz Field Welcome Home Celebration.
Interior of the van with various telehealth equipment stations.Telehealth Education Van Open to All Sept. 13-14
VA Pittsburgh will host the Telehealth Education Delivered (T.E.D.) van at its Pittsburgh campuses on Sept. 13 and 14. The van has the technology and a trainer to explain how telehealth improves access for Veterans.
Chaplain Mark Eberly addresses graduating Chaplain students.Ten Graduate from Chaplain Training
“The greatest blessing since I have come to America is going through the CPE program,” said Bernard Nti. “I didn’t know both blessings and sorrow until I came to the VA and worked with the Veterans."
Veteran's family member holds their butterfly during their release.Butterfly Release Honors Veterans
“Today, as we release these beautiful butterflies, let our action be the symbol of our desire and our hope to see our loved ones also rise on beautiful fragile wings.” - Chaplain Sharieda Patterson
Karin McGraw thanked Veterans for their service and welcomed them homeVietnam Veterans Share Service Stories
Vietnam Veterans shared photographs and personal stories of service—from walking point with a scout dog to cooking meals in the Mekong Delta—during a commemorative event hosted by VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
Ribbon cutting in front of new Beaver County clinicNew Beaver County VA Outpatient Clinic Opens
VA Pittsburgh held a grand opening for its relocated Beaver County outpatient clinic. The state-of-the-art clinic is 40 percent larger and adds services to accommodate a growing number of Veterans seeking VA health care.
Veterans with PTSD from the Korean War share their stories with VA counselors.Vets Find Support for PTSD
VA Pittsburgh, a support group for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress disorder helps to rebuild lives. Veterans, young and old, learn their experiences in combat and in the civilian world, are more alike than not.
A Veteran addresses Medical Center Director Karin McGraw during the Washington County Town Hall on the Move.Town Halls on the Move Address Veterans' Concerns
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System closed out its inaugural series of Town Halls on the Move with a visit in July to Washington County. VA leadership met with some two dozen Veterans in an open forum.
Chaplain Alan Morris in front of University Drive chapel's stained glass windowPeace and a Good Death
“In end-of-life care, we work to provide a good death for Veterans and their families,” Chaplain Alan Morris said. “A good death requires peace of mind, not only for Veterans, but for their families, as well.”
High school seniors Pallavi Muluk and Katie BrandegeeEllis Memorial Day Program
When high school seniors Pallavi Muluk and Katie Brandegee decided to focus their senior project on Veterans, they reached out to VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System’s recreation therapy team for guidance.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.
Doctor and patient shaking hands10 Things About The Veterans Choice Program
Here's all the information about the Veterans Choice Program. Find out if you are eligible to receive health care from a community provider. How is the 40-mile calculation determined? And other FAQs.

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