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Ann Arbor Faces of Heroes Virtual Wall"Faces of Heroes" Virtual Wall
Veterans at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System can now share photos of their military service using the “Faces of Heroes” Virtual Wall, an online collection designed to honor America’s Veterans.
Members of the University of Michigan football team visited Veterans at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System on July 2, 2014.Michigan Football Visit
Members of the University of Michigan football team visited Veterans at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System on July 2, 2014. The student athletes spent time listening to stories, and thanking Veterans for their service.
A Veteran graduate of the Washtenaw County Veterans Treatment Court receives a quilt from a local organization.Veteran Court Graduation
Nine Veterans graduated from the Washtenaw County Veterans Treatment Court on Wednesday, June 18, after a year-long program. VAAAHS has a social worker embedded with the court team to facilitate case management needs.
On Friday, June 13, VAAAHS participated in a ground breaking ceremony with several community partners on what will be a 75 unit supportive housing community for homeless and at-risk Veterans.Commons at Garden Lake Groundbreaking
On Friday, June 13, we participated in a ground breaking ceremony with several community partners on what will be a 75 unit supportive housing community for homeless and at-risk Veterans.
A Veteran cancer survivor and his wife enjoy celebrating victory over cancer at the VAAAHS Cancer Survivor Celebration.Cancer Survivor Celebration
On Saturday, June 7, 2014, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System honored Veteran cancer survivors with a special Celebration of Life luncheon featuring a Barbershop Chorus and classic car show.
Blue Star Memorial Dedication at the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic.Blue Star Memorial Dedication
On Friday, May 23, 2014, the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic dedicated a Blue Star Memorial plaque which was donated for display by the Anthony Wayne Garden Club of Toledo.
Medal of Honor DedicationMedal of Honor Dedication
On May 23, 2014 we dedicated a Congressional Medal of Honor received by Ohio Civil War Veteran Wilson W. Brown from President Lincoln for his participation in Andrew's Raid at the VA Toledo CBOC .
VA employees, Veterans and community members walk and roll during the 4th Annual VA2K event.4th Annual VA2K Walk, Run & Roll
On May 21, 2014, VA employees, Veterans and community members came together in support of homeless Veterans as part of the fourth annual nationwide VA2K: Walk Run & Roll event.
A biannual memorial service honors recently deceased Veterans and their families at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.Spring Memorial Service
Twice a year, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System honors Veterans who have passed away in the past six months. The Spring Memorial Service provides the chance to honor the service of these brave men and women.
120 VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System physicians appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014.Best Doctors in America 2014
120 physicians affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A homeless man receives a haircutStand Downs - Putting Lives Back Together
Stand Downs — Providing services to homeless Veterans, including health screenings, benefits counseling and other referrals. A collaborative effort by VA and other government and community agencies.
A girl looks over the shoulder of a woman viewing a laptopVeterans: Have a health question? Search here!
We’ve put the contacts for almost all your health questions in one convenient health index. Add this site to your FAVORITES for a link to take you to VA websites with valuable information.
A woman at a call center desk smilesHelping Women Veterans Find the Help They Need
VA’s Women Veterans Call Center has received over 11,000 incoming calls and made nearly 130,000 outbound calls, successfully reaching 76,000 women Veterans. The number is 1-855-VA-WOMEN.
A man in a wheelchair tries to shoot a basket while another man in a wheelchair reaches to blockNational Veterans Wheelchair Games Come to Philadelphia
The National Veterans Wheelchair Games are designed to improve the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities and to foster better health through sports competition.
A man in uniform hands a senior Veteran a red coinThe Purple Heart: One Veteran's Long Journey
Thousands of American Veterans have received the Purple Heart. We mark the anniversary of the creation of the award by George Washington with the story of John Reist, wounded three times in Vietnam.
A nurse applies a bandaid to the shoulder of a smiling VeteranVeterans: Keep Your Immunizations Up to Date
Protect you and your family by keeping your vaccinations current. Here are some helpful links to websites on immunization information.
Rendering of a cortisol molecule with black, white and red atoms joined by black and white barsVanquishing PTSD at the Cellular Level
VA researchers are exploring the possibility of using a steroid pill to take the trauma out of traumatic memories by quieting the intense and sometime debilitating emotions associated with those memories.
A dentist holds up a mold of a face next to his patientThe Other Side of VA Dentistry
Dr. Dai Phan provides an accurate reproduction so that dental and nasal prostheses can be fabricated — a little known service provided to Veterans who have lost part of their oral cavity due to trauma or cancer.
Two men talk and point to a bulletin board in a facility hallwayOnce Homeless, Veteran Now Works for VA
Formerly homeless Veteran James Mobley, 53, now works full-time as a social services aide at the same VA domiciliary in Dublin, Ga., where he spent nearly a year in recovery.
A man with a stern look has his boxing gloves laced upFighting is My Meditation
After serving in the Army, mixed martial arts fighter Joe Duarte found his world spinning out of control. After VA PTSD therapy, he now finds peace at home and in the ring.

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