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Veteran John Leaf enjoys cooking and baking as a relaxing activity, here he finishes making a batch of crabapple jellyMoving Forward with Stress Management
“It’s very, very difficult to say, ‘I need help,’ and in many times it was unmanly to say,” says Veteran John Leaf while talking about how he manages his stress. He encourages all Veterans to get help.
Veteran Jeremiah Williams (center) stretches his back at a yoga class back in FebruaryHome Yoga For Veteran Health
Air Force Veteran Jeremiah Williams was skeptical of yoga but he decided to give it a shot. “I realized just how stiff I was and I started to connect that with some of the pain that I was having,” he says.
Veteran Keith Montgomery enjoys hiking in places like Artic Valley after quitting tobaccoQuitting Tobacco For A Happy Heart
Quitting smoking is tough. Smoking while doing other things, like driving or drinking coffee, can make quitting even tougher. Find out what you can do to break free from smoking to enjoy a healthier life.
Navy Veteran Ashley Cramsey taking care of her tomatoes in her greenhouseA Green Thumb for Great Health
When Navy Veteran Ashley Cramsey started gardening, her lifestyle started to change. She began to eat healthier and really started to think about the food she put on the table.
From left to right, Acting Director Thomas Steinbrunner, Mayor Ken Castner, contractor Dan Rediske, and Clinic Manager Deborah McCarthy cut the red ribbon opening the Homer VA ClinicHome Sweet Home: New Homer VA Clinic Opens
Alaska VA Healthcare officially opened the new Homer VA Clinic on Sep. 28. "It's beautiful, it's a stand-alone clinic...I think the Veterans will feel like it's their clinic," says Clinic Manager Deborah McCarthy.
If you are a Veteran in a mental health crisis and you are thinking about hurting yourself--or you know a Veteran who is considering this—act now. You are not alone, and you can get help.When You Are Troubled, Help is a Phone Call Away
You may feel you are alone and that you have problems you can never overcome. You may begin to think that suicide is your only option. You do not have to go through this alone, help is a phone call away.
Acting Director Thomas Steinbrunner presents a certificate of appreciation to Volunteer Justine Downer for her three years of serviceAlaska VA Honors Volunteers at Curbside Event
VA Volunteers received recognition for their service last week at a curbside appreciation event. While most years this event takes place at the Artic Warrior Event Center of JBER, this year Alaska VA had to get creative.
WWII Navy Veteran Louis Palmer turns 100 years old on Aug. 29WWII Veteran Louis Palmer Turns 100 Years Old
WWII Veteran Louis G. Palmer turns 100 years old this Saturday, Aug. 29. As part of the Navy Seabees, Palmer says, “I was just one of the crew, what they did, I did…we did our mission.”
Cindy Hamlin giving a flu shot to a Veteran during flu season in Fall 2019Get a Clue, Fight the Flu: VA Immunizations
Fall is here, it's time to start thinking about getting your flu shot for the coming season. Cindy Hamlin, HPDP Program Manager, discusses tracking needed immunizations as you get older.
Veteran Duane Goettsch and his wife Sukhee Goettsch show off the day’s catch by the riverFaith in Fishing, One Veteran's Calling
Veteran Duane Goettsch spends a lot of time fishing. At Seward Military Resort, he started showing other Veterans how to fish for salmon. Now he spends his summers volunteering as a free fishing guide in Alaska.

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