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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.
Coast Guard Veteran Opal Oliver receives her first dose of the COVID Moderna vaccine from Alaska VA staff at KANA clinic in KodiakVA and KANA Vaccinate Kodiak Veterans At Clinic
Veterans on Kodiak Island received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at a clinic held Feb. 18 through an Alaska VA Healthcare and Kodiak Area Native Association partnership.
Veteran Michael Riordan says he always goes to his yearly check-ups just in case there is a problem with his healthNumb Arm? A Stroke Should Have You Dialing 911
“My whole right side was useless…it was literally right down the middle of me,” says Veteran Michael Riordan about his stroke. Responding quickly to signs of a stroke could make all the difference.
Army Veteran Celeste Dipatri dreams of becoming a peer support specialist and is using the Alaska VA’s Job Club to ready herself for it.Alaska VA Job Club: Jump Start Your Career
Army Veteran Celeste Dipatri goes to Job Club every week for help with building her resume, doing mock interviews, and meeting employers in the community. This weekly class remains open virtually to all Veterans.

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