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TOP PHOTO: A Veteran salutes the flag during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new VA Outpatient Clinic in Mobile, Alabama on March 18. The new 65,000 square foot clinic is scheduled to open on March 25, and will feature Primary Care/Women’s Health, Behavioral Health, Audiology, Home-Based Primary Care, Neurology, Podiatry, Optometry, Orthopedics and Telehealth. READ MORE

(Photo courtesy of Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System medical media office)

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VA MISSION Act Update

Last June, President Trump signed landmark legislation, known as the VA MISSION Act of 2018, that makes dramatic improvements to how Veterans receive community care—health care provided outside of VA.

VA has been working hard on many large, interrelated tasks to implement the new Veteran community care program by June 2019. READ MORE

 

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VA North Texas processes 225,000 prescriptions per month

The VA North Texas Pharmacy Service typically processes over 225,000 prescriptions each month. To put these numbers in perspective, the average local pharmacy chain fills about 8,000 prescriptions per month.

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Borne the Battle #136

CLICK TO LISTEN: Valroy Williams – New York Submariner to North Carolina Farmer

How does a Navy submariner from Queens become a farmer in North Carolina? That is exactly what episode 136 is about. After over 30 years of dedication between the Navy and Army, Valroy Williams opened Beyond Worth Farm in Red Springs, NC.


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Surprise Visitor

A Surprise Visitor: Erin, a former social worker at the Milwaukee VA, deployed to Afghanistan to run a combat stress clinic under the 807th Medical Command. Her grandfather, Pete, a Korean War Veteran was at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center Vet’s Club when she surprised him with a visit, back from Afghanistan.

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Veterans Crisis Line | 1-800-273-8255

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

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