VA Photos of the Week – April 19, 2019

The best images from across the Department of Veterans Affairs


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“VA Photos of the Week” highlight the connections made between our employees and the Veterans they serve every day at VA medical centers, regional offices, and national cemeteries across the country.

This week, photographers from San Antonio, Tulsa, Little Rock, Fort Worth, and San Diego shared their best images with us.

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IMAGE of Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. Set in the middle of the Point Loma peninsula looking out toward the Pacific Ocean to the west and Coronado Bay to the east, Fort Rosecrans is the final resting place for over 116,000 Veterans and eligible family members.

Photo by Dr. Bryce Carpenter


IMAGE of Central Arkansas VA employee in a huddleOn April 11, 2019, staff members from Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System battled the Arkansas Rollin’ Razorback wheelchair basketball team in an exhibition game.

The Arkansas Rollin’ Razorback is a team within the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and it is not their first time in our Arkansas facility. In 2018 of April, the Arkansas Rollin’ Razorback also made an appearance taking on our staff members during Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month.

Photo by Jeff Bowen.

 


IMAGE of Veterans practicing yogaJennie Tate, recreation therapist, leads U.S. Army Veteran Michael Lynch and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Lohrke Armstrong in a yoga class held at Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic. Yoga class is just one of many classes offered to our Veterans through recreation therapy within VA North Texas Health Care System.

The mission of the Recreation Therapy Service is to integrates function, quality, and meaning to one’s life through active therapy and meaningful therapeutic activities to maintain or improve independence and life quality.

Photo by Jennifer Roy.

 


IMAGE of Veteran salutingA Veteran salutes during the National Anthem at the Ernest Childers VA Health Care Center Groundbreaking Ceremony in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 5, 2019.

Construction of the facility is expected to be complete in June 2021 and will replace the Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, Tulsa VA Behavioral Medicine Clinic and Tulsa VA Dental Clinic.

Photo by Chris Beshears.

 

 

 


IMAGE of MOVE Program coordinator holding up a smart phone

 

During their telehealth session, South Texas VA Registered Dietitian, Kendra Keith, shows off the progress of her patient, Dwayne Portner, who lost 137 pounds since joining the Weight and Diabetes Management Program. The South Texas VA was awarded a grant to bring several clinical specialties under one umbrella, the only one of its kind in the VA Healthcare System. Dietetics is one facet of the program. Portner says telehealth is really convenient for him, and described losing the weight as life changing, and it enables him to do more of his favorite activities like motorcycle riding.

VA Telehealth Services uses health informatics, disease management and telehealth technologies to target care and case management to improve access to care, improving the health of Veterans. VA Telehealth offers video Telehealth, home Telehealth, and Store-and-Forward Telehealth to readily help Veterans in need.

Photo by Steven Goetsch

 

 


 

Author

Emily Ma

Emily Ma is graduating senior with a BA in Political Science from CUNY Hunter College. She is the project manager for social media and Instagram content under the VSFS intern program with the Digital Media Engagement (DME) team in Washington, D.C.