VA Photos of the Week: February 28, 2020


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

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The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) hosted Freedom Sings at the Eugene Towbin Medical Center. The program helps Veterans and professional songwriters team up to write and perform a song telling the Veteran’s military story in a single day. Pictured above is Hunter Wolkonowski, known as Hunter Girl from Freedom Sings, who performed a song she developed with Veteran Jimmy Ford during the evening performance of Freedom Sings. Photo via Central Arkansas VA staff.


Have you been holding yourself accountable for your New Year’s resolution? It’s never too late to make your health a priority, and to focus on a fun recreational activity. At the Orlando VA Health Care System (OVAHCS), Dr. Purvi Gandhi, Whole Health Yoga Instructor, and Veterans practice yoga at the Lake Baldwin VAMC. You don’t have to be a beginner or a pro to start something new and start a healthier life. Photo via Orlando VA staff.


The Thomas E. Creek VA Community Living Center residents decided hosted a Mardi Gras parade. Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler (let the good times roll)! Photos via Amarillo VA staff.


Detroit VA Checkmates’ Darryl Cornwell and Paul Stamps face their opponents on Board 21 in the US Amateur Team North tournament outside of Chicago. Day 2 sees the Checkmates facing stiff competition. Chief of Staff Dr. Scott Gruber plots his strategy on his board. Photo via Detroit VA staff.


University of Alabama’s Head Football Coach Nick Saban, recently named “Coach of the Decade” by USA Today, visited Veterans throughout the Community Living Centers (CLC) for National Salute To Veteran Patients Week. Thank you, Coach, for taking the time to visit and speak with our Veterans.

Author

Jason Davis

Jason Davis served five years in the Army’s 101st Airborne, including two combat tours to Iraq.