This Week at the VA


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TOP PHOTO: The excitement of a perfect downhill run shows on the face of a Veteran at the 33rd National Disabled Veteran Winter Sports Clinic held in Snowmass, Colorado. The annual clinic, hosted by VA and DAV (Disabled American Veterans), serves as a world leader in adaptive winter sports instruction for injured Veterans and promotes sports therapy and rehabilitation through adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing, rock climbing, sled hockey, scuba diving, and other adaptive sports and activities. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)



Guided Sled

National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

“I love recreation therapy,” said Army Veteran Alex Hussey. The combat-injured double-amputee was "stoked" to shred the slopes at the 33rd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. 


Joe Louis

Joe Louis: A Champion for His Country

The year was 1938 and Joe Louis, also known as the Brown Bomber, was set for a rematch to defend his world title against Germany’s Max Schmeling at the 70,000 capacity Yankee Stadium in New York City.


Borne the Battle 138

Are you a fan of podcasts? Borne the Battle is our weekly #podcast where we interview Veterans and share their stories with you.

This week, we focus on a local coffee roaster in Northern Virginia who is making waves in the coffee industry and Veteran entrepreneur space. LISTEN HERE

The Real MVP

The real MVP: Vietnam Veteran proud to be in VA Million Veteran Program

Veterans, like Edwin Callahan, who volunteer to participate in MVP provide a blood sample, secure access to their health records and are asked periodically to fill out surveys about their health and health-related behaviors.



HCV Video

VA leads the country in hepatitis screening, testing, treatment, research and prevention. If you're a Veteran born between 1945 and 1965, please get tested for the hepatitis C virus. 

Watch the video above and share with a fellow Veteran.

Gold Star Spouse Day

They've lost their loved ones who answered the call to serve. On this Gold Star Spouses Day, we offer our deepest respect to our nation's Gold Star Spouses and families, and honor the legacy of their fallen husbands and wives.



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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