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 Wisconsin, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, California and West Virginia shared their best images with us.
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4-year-old Essence LaMae of Milwaukee, playing in the Milwaukee VA kid zone! Essence was hanging out with the Paparazzi Ice Cream Shop at the 2nd Annual Beats & Eats 2019. Photo by Benjamin Slane.
Dr. Jody Simon, corneal specialist in Ophthalmology at the Veterans medical center in New Orleans, made history: she performed the first corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) procedure ever completed at a VA medical center.
Not just new at VA, CXL is a new procedure in the United States. The Veteran who worked with Dr. Simon was transferred to the New Orleans VA, from the Manhattan VA for the procedure. Since then, Veterans from the El Paso VA and the Houston VA have been referred to New Orleans to see if they might be candidates for the procedure. Photos by Anne Marino.
102-year-old #WWII #Veteran Melva Dolan Simon from Mt. Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania, came to talk with the Pittsburgh #VA Healthcare System about her military service with the @usnavy Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). Simon was 25 when she enlisted and left her job to join the service! Photo via Pittsburgh VA.
Over 100 Veterans got a chance to experience the wonders of sports like surfing through the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic through the #VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in San Diego, California on Sept. 17. Photo via video by John Archiquette, Las Vegas VA.
Veterans from the Martinsburg VA Medical Center Domiciliary unit participated in the 4th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk on Sept. 19. More than 400 Veterans, staff, volunteers, and visitors participated in the walk. Photo by Tony Barnett, Martinsburg VA audio-visual production specialist.