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Army Veteran Sean Young playing on one of his many guitars, enjoying his life as a Veteran Justice Outreach program alumniVet Finds Purpose With Veteran Justice Outreach
“I felt for once in my life I could see everything in color,” says Army Veteran Sean Young, “Taking the sunglasses off, I could see life for what it’s worth.” Young is an alumni of the Veteran Justice Outreach program.
Marine Corps Veteran Timothy Davis strengthens his legs in physical therapy to get ready for his new prostheticPhysical Therapy Prepares Veteran for Prosthetic
“It comes back to mindset and mindset in this instance, where you’ve lost a limb, is everything,” says Marine Corps Veteran Timothy Davis as he does physical therapy to prepare for his new prosthetic.
Army Veteran Leslie “Les” Williams assists another Veteran with receiving a snow cone at the 75th Anniversary celebration for Voluntary ServiceVoluntary Service Hits 75, Let's Celebrate!
We have had a great 75 years with our volunteers! We celebrated with a snow cone event, thanks to the help of Army Veteran Leslie "Les" Williams, who chooses to volunteer so he can connect with other Veterans.
Navy Veteran Eddie Burke sitting proudly on his 30th Anniversary Harley Davidson Fat BoyNavy Veteran Finds Help at VA for PTSD
“Something wasn’t right with me and so I sought the VA and the rest is history. You know, the VA saved my life,” says Navy Veteran Eddie Burke. His struggle with PTSD led him to seek help at Alaska VA Healthcare.
Army Veteran Adam Strack making homemade naan pizza from scratch for himself and his familyBalanced Approaches to Weight Loss
“People want to just see progress by a number on the scale and they’re willing to take any extreme in order to see those numerical results…focus on not only what you need to take out but what you can add in.”
Alaska VA volunteers work to get Veterans meals during the 2021 Veteran Appreciation Curbside Event2021 Veteran Appreciation Curbside BBQ
"It's just an appreciation of valuing the service that you did for your country." The 2021 Veteran Appreciation Curbside BBQ event served 500 meals to hungry Veterans in the Anchorage area.
WWII Veteran Agnes Pauly receives a gift from Boy Scout members of Scout Troop 26 and 2026Women's Spring Event with 100-Year-Old WWII Vet
The 2021 Women Veterans Health Spring Event was an amazing success! Alaska VA was proud to also host a recognition ceremony for 100-year-old WWII Veteran Agnes Pauly for her service as a kick-off for the event.
Army Veteran Aaron Griffin is happy to get the Moderna vaccine since COVID-19 has had a personal effect on him and his familyHomer Veterans Vaccinated Despite Snowstorm
Homer Veterans got vaccinated at a clinic last February despite a snowstorm delaying the delivery flight of the Moderna vaccine. Alaska VA Healthcare are targeting rural areas to help vaccinate Veterans in the state.
Army Veteran Robert Andrus uses a magnifier to help him complete puzzles with the sight he still has left in his left eye.Alaska VA Supports Low-Vision Veteran
“A lot of times I wouldn’t watch how much I ate…when you’re twenty, thirty years old, you’re invincible,” says Army Veteran Robert Andrus. He lost most of his eyesight due to his diabetes.
Rebecca Young, LCSW, ADC, a therapist in specialty mental health, takes great joy in helping Veterans understand their emotions. Her father’s military medal cabinet above her desk serves as a reminder of the importance of her mission.Understanding Anger and its Place in Your Life
When we are overwhelmed by our feelings, we can do things we later regret. The first step towards change is understanding. The Understanding Anger class helps many understand their anger and what they can do about it.

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