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[ABOVE] Most VA services continue uninterrupted in Northern California fire zones

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A POW twice: VA physical therapist discovers remarkable connection

A VA physical therapist discovers the remarkable connection while treating Veteran patient. The physical therapists' grandfather saved the patient's life when they were prisoners of war together in Vietnam.

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ASPIRE Center helps Veterans get their life back

VA’s Aspire Center, located in San Diego, California, is a 40-bed, 30,000 square-foot facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Stand down provides Veterans impacted by Hurricane Harvey with vital resources

“Operation Stand Down Rebound,” sponsored by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and the City of Houston, provides homeless Veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless, with the opportunity to access a broad range of services in one convenient location.


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VETERAN OF THE WEEK

This week we honor Army Veteran Francis Brown Wai.

Francis, who received rank as captain, sacrificed his life after assuming command during combat in the Philippines. On Oct. 20, 1944, while pinned down by enemy fire, he exposed himself and was killed while leading an assault to destroy the final Japanese pillbox.


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