VA Photos of the Week – July 12, 2019

The best images from across the Department of Veterans Affairs


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VA Photos of the Week highlights 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 North Texas and the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Louisville, Kentucky, shared their best images with us.

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Wheelchair Rugby match

U.S. Army Veteran Chris Hull (left) makes a play to steal the ball from U.S. Army Veteran Mason Symons during the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG), July 11 in Louisville, Kentucky. The NVWG is co-presented annually between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America. The NVWGs serve Veterans with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amputations and other central neurological impairments with the goal to increase their independence, healthy activity and quality of life through wheelchair sports and recreation. Photo by Erika Ruthman.


A Veteran performs a stress test

Darion Price, Medical Instrument Technician (EKG) and U.S. Navy Veteran, conducts an echocardiography stress test for Johnnie Dorsey, a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Veteran, at the Dallas VA Medical Center. The test is used to determine how well the heart and blood vessels are working. Ultrasound images were taken of Dorsey’s heart while resting and after running on the treadmill to determine how much blood and oxygen his heart muscles are getting while exercising. Photo by Jennifer Roy.


U.S. Marine Corps Veterans W.L. Harris (left) and Greg Suarez (right) share a quick hello and laugh. Harris and Suarez first met in the VAMC’s long term living center following the surgery that removed their right legs as a result of diabetes. They now both receive care and therapy at at the Dallas VA Medical Center Amputee Clinic. Photo by Michael Cole.


 

Author

Reynaldo Leal

– Reynaldo Leal is a public affairs officer for VA’s office of Digital Media Engagement and member for the VAntage Point’s staff. He is a proud Marine Corps Veteran who deployed to the Al Anbar Province with 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in 2004 and 2006. He also took part in some of the heaviest fighting during Operation Phantom Fury in 2004.

Comments

  1. Chad Childers    

    I am a member of the Wounded Warrior Project and I went to wheelerchair rugby game. It was very physical. Glad to see the men and women of our Military that have been wounded staying active ! Very cool

  2. Riski    

    very good activities and this step is of course very valuable which is the familiarity between the nurse and the caretaker described in the potograoer’s shots

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