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Dr. Athnos demonstrates the ease of using VA Video Connect for exercises with Army Veteran Justin Matley out in Trapper Creek, Alaska.Occupational Therapy: Living Life to the Fullest
Occupational therapy helps Alaska's Veterans return to what they love, whether it be riding motorcycles, bowling, gardening, or other daily activities. Using VA Video Connect, Veterans do their OT sessions virtually.
Veteran Parrish LeFeber looks forward to more changes being made in health care for LGBT VeteransPride Month: Goodbye in an Airport Parking Lot
Leaving your home and family can be one of the hardest parts of serving in the military. For Veteran Parrish LeFeber, "don't ask, don't tell" made it even harder to say goodbye at the airport.
Susan Guillory, Social Worker, uses VA Video Connect for her appointments with VeteransVA Telehealth in the Comfort of Your Home
Telehealth options are important for Veterans in Alaska, with many living in remote locations. Navy Veteran Edward Burke talks about his experience using VA Video Connect and getting comfortable with the app.
Matier while serving in the United States Air ForcePride Month: Letting Go of the Boulder
US Air Force Veteran Kevin Matier shares his coming out story for Pride Month. As he says, "It was like I'd been holding this boulder that I was pushing up hill...and decided to let the boulder go."
Dr. Timothy Ballard assists 98-year-old Veteran Sgt Bill Field back to his vehicle with Lance Field after the ceremonyWWII Vet Breaks Ground for New Soldotna Clinic
AVAHS leadership and community members came together June 5th for the new VA Soldotna Clinic ground-breaking ceremony. 98-year-old Veteran and Kenai resident Sgt Bill Field helped the VA break ground for the clinic.
Chef Stop Owner Kalab Baker working hard to make sure Alaska VA Healthcare staff get a delicious and balanced mealChef Stop Feeds Our Hungry Health Care Workers
Chef Stop Owner Kalab Baker donated a delicious lunch to Alaska VA Healthcare staff to help keep morale up at the facility. He says Chef Stop's goal is to "feed good people, good food."
Lourdes Rivera lost 30 pounds using Alaska VA Healthcare's MOVE programMaking Moves: Alaskan Veterans' Success with MOVE
Air Force Veteran Lourdes Rivera lost 30 pounds using the MOVE program. She first thought being over 50 would make weight loss impossible...now she’s planning to lose another 30!
Veterans TeleTown HallVeterans TeleTown Hall
The Alaska VA Healthcare System hopes to hear from you during the Veterans TeleTown Hall. The VA welcomes frank and open discussion of Veterans' concerns in all VA programs areas.

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