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“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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.