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Photo of U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Arthur HogueMarine Vet Starts Fresh After Stand Down Court
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Arthur Hogue was relieved of over $9,000 of fines and legal fees during a special court held at the annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on April 8.
Photo of U.S. Army Combat Veteran and Bay Pines VA Social Worker Ilya BerlerBay Pines Social Worker and Vet Shares Unique Past
U.S. Army Combat Veteran and Bay Pines VA Social Worker Ilya Berler’s unique path to employment with VA started more than 17 years ago when he left Eastern Europe with his father and immigrated to the United States.
WiFi is HereComplimentary Wi-Fi is Here!
The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) now offers complimentary wireless internet or “Wi-Fi” for Veterans and visitors at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center (building 100) located in Bay Pines, Fla.
Bay Pines VAHCS employees Dr. Theresa Buck (pictured third from left in blue), Pulmonologist, and Deborah Stratton (pictured center in white and pink), Licensed Practical Nurse, pose for a picture with other VA employees at a mobile clinic site in Laurinburg, N.C.Employees Reflect on Storm Response Mission
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System employees Dr. Theresa Buck and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Deborah Stratton reflect on their deployment to North Carolina in support of the Hurricane Matthew response.
Former U.S. Navy rescue diver Peter Harbachuck and his wife Annie visit with Dr. Joseph Hong, Hepatology Pharmacy Program Manager, at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Hep C Treatment Gives Veteran New Lease on Life
Navy Veteran Peter Harbachuck shares his story about how he was cured from Hep C using new treatments available through VA. He is one of about 1,000 Veterans treated by Bay Pines who have been cured of the disease.
Pharmacist discusses medication with patientAsk A Pharmacist Mobile App
Veterans: Do you have questions about your VA medications or pharmacies? The new Ask A Pharmacist mobile app can help! It answers basic pharmacy/medication questions and Veterans can access the app on any mobile device.
U.S. Army Veteran Nelson Newby meets with Dr. Cynthia Fisher, Chief Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center.Fighting the Good Fight
U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran recalls the day he was diagnosed with cancer. He said it was an ugly day, but is now cancer free with help from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System's Cancer Program.
Photo of a patient wearing a knee braceImproving the Veteran Experience
Starting September 1, Veterans assigned to the St. Petersburg CBOC who require fitting and receipt of select durable medical equipment will now be able to do so directly at the clinic.
Photo of Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCSAccessible, safe, high-quality VA health care
We are committed to maintaining and improving the trust and confidence Veterans have in the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and our ability to provide care that is grounded in VA’s core values.
beach scene with 2016 etched in the sandPreparing for Hurricane Season
The 2016 hurricane season is here. Are you ready? Read on for a personal preparedness checklist, medication tips and if you’re an enrolled Veteran, pharmacy contact information for your local VA facility.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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