VA Photos of the Week – May 17, 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 Biloxi, Dallas, Little Rock and San Antonio shared their best images with us.

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Blue Angels flying behind VA EVAL class

The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s 2019 EVAL Class enjoyed a field trip to visit the U.S. Navy Blue Angels facility in Pensacola, Florida, thanks to VA employee Paul Orr, formerly the Command Master Chief for the Blue Angels. While there, the class also received a private air show!

Photo by Tom Coffelt, Visual Information Specialist, Medical Media Service, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System.


A Veteran in a wheelchair pets a service dog.U.S. Army Veteran Charles Jones receives a visit from Hall, a Labrador Golden Retriever mix pet therapy dog with the Heart of Texas Therapy Dog Group. Therapy dogs with Heart of Texas celebrated 15 years of recognition working our Veterans at VA North Texas.

Photo by Jennifer Roy, Public Affairs Specialist, VA North Texas Health Care System.


Mother and daughter nurses pose for a picture.Mother and daughter, both nurses at VA North Texas, pose together for a photo at Dallas VA Medical Center. Caroline Jones followed her mother’s footsteps and became a nurse and has been serving our Veterans for a little more than a year. Caroline Evans has been working for the VA for 13 years and is very proud of her daughter for the work she does and her daughter’s new title of Miss. Dallas 2019.

Photo by Jennifer Roy, Public Affairs Specialist, VA North Texas Health Care System. 


Nurses posing for a photo during Nurse Week activitiesPhoto of our nurses from Central Arkansas Veterans System in Little Rock, AR posing for a fun photo during Nurses Week activities at the Medical Center!

Photo by Jeff Bowen, Photographer, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.


Veteran having his blood drawnU.S. Army Veteran and VA employee, Marshal Kyzar, closes his eyes while South Texas VA Million Veteran Program (MVP) Assistant Program Coordinator, nurse Graciela Perez, completes a blood draw. The South Texas VA recently hit their own benchmark, enrolling their 17,000th Veteran, contributing to the MVP reaching the 750,000 mark in mid-April. The data will be used to study genetic links in cardio-metabolic diseases. Although Kyzar admittedly gets nervous around needles, he feels like it is a duty. “Our fight doesn’t stop when we take the uniform off, it stops the day we stop caring,” Kyzar said.

Steven Goetsch, Public Affairs Specialist, South Texas VA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author

Dominique Ramirez

Dominique joined VA in 2013 and has supported a wide array of activities within the Office of Public Affairs. As a web developer, he helps manage pages across the VA.gov domain. He also manages the VAntage Point and VA Insider blogs. As the Intern Program Manager for the Digital Media Engagement team, Dominique leads a team that helps create content for VAntage Point, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Instagram. Dominique has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, and a Master of Science in Information Technology from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to his work in the federal government, Dominique spent 10 years in the U.S. Navy.

Comments

  1. George    

    You are doing a very good and the right thing, thank you for that.

  2. kanika kapoor    

    Please keep giving your all for our Vets. PS my two Brothers VN Vets feel the same way about the medical care they have received

  3. TERRY ROUNTREE    

    I have been using VA care for over twenty years and find it to be awesome and all the care givers have been absolutely, professional and caring. My thanks for a job well done. Please keep given your all for our Vets.
    PS my two Brothers VN Vets feel the same way about the medical care they have received for agent orange exposure!!
    I appreciate everything.
    Thanks

  4. Robert W. Caccia    

    I have been treated at the VA Hospital in Tucson, AZ. After a lengthy several months being treated for Valley fever. I must tell you that my stay in that facility was a God send. I was treated with respect, caring and great medical care. I am still being cared for there other issues. I am overwhelmed by the caring that I received from my doctors and the loving care by the nurses. Than God for the VA.

  5. Rhonda Stout    

    Who paid for these vacation I have reads that there are a lot of VA leaders and heads are in trouble for using monies for luxury vacations when they hat money was not intended for employees etc… it is for just veterans don’t you guys get it. Palms 109 prayer for all of you VA people who think in their own mind that they are helping veterans when they are not. They as veteran and of their belief system know it is not right to take monies not slated for them…

  6. stephen lewis    

    I would like to know why there is no VA hospital in Columbus, Ohio the 15th. Largest city in the United States, the capital of Ohio with no VA hospital?

  7. Paul Chunglo    

    I’m disgusted with all these wonderful things we see all over the news/internet but never the actual truth and how little is done to help the Veterans who really need it. I see it first hand every day and it saddens me to the point of being sick to my stomach.

    1. Karen Mcclure    

      Yeah, I’m following xarmy dude s. And in my heart the way I c it is, them ppl or the gov, or should be, they should be treated with respect and 1st class for the rest of there life I’m from northern Ireland

  8. Robert Laverne Mitchell    

    Simply great, informative, entertaining article. Thank you

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