VA Photos of the Week: November 22, 2019


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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 Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and Alabama shared their best images with us.

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Photos of the Week: Disney VoluntEARS decorate the Orlando Fisher House for Christmas

Photos of the Week: Disney VoluntEARS decorate the Orlando Fisher House for Christmas

The Orlando Fisher House extends comfort and security to families while their wounded, injured or ill warriors receive essential medical care at the Orlando VA.

Disney VoluntEARS members from their active-duty military and Veteran support cast member group—SALUTE—recently spent a morning and afternoon decorating the house and listening to holiday music, all while smelling cookies in the oven. Photos via Orlando VA staff.


Photos of the Week: VA Dental Care

U.S. Navy Veteran and registered dental hygienist Christine Collery performs a dental exam on United States Marine Corps Veteran Jerry Brewer at the Dental Clinic at the Dallas VA Medical Center. Photo by Jennifer Roy.


Photos of the Week: Veterans Parade at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical CenterVeterans lined the halls of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center on Nov. 8 to watch the first ever Inpatient Veterans Parade, made possible by one VA employee’s vision and the patriotic spirit of a community.

A total of 25 organizations and VA services joined in the event, which included Muskogee High School’s marching band, cheerleaders, and football players. Members from the Korean War Veterans, American Red Cross; and over 80 students from Sadler Arts Academy also participated.


Photos of the Week: Col. Carl Cooper visits VA

Retired Marine Colonel Carl Cooper recently spent lunch with the Birmingham VAMC dentistry office. Cooper is a brisk 99 year old who handed American Flags to each member of the dentistry department.

Cooper, who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, has been receiving health services from the VA since 1980.

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.

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