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3 Veterans young and oldVA Northern Indiana Health Care System
Showcase staff presentations and informational booths from various departments regarding programs and services for Veterans such as Women’s Health, Warrior to Soulmate, No Veteran Dies Alone, Telehealth, and many more!
U.S Rep. Marlin Stutzman speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ft. Wayne Outpatient Annex.New Outpatient Annex Opens in Ft Wayne IN
On March 13, 2015 U.S Rep. Marlin Stutzman speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ft. Wayne Indiana Outpatient Annex that will provide health care to Veterans in the local community.
Veterans Town Hall VA US Department of Veteran Affairs   Image:VA SealTown Hall
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System will be conducting the first Town Hall for this year for our Veterans, families and public to speak with our leadership. We had previously called these session “Listening Post”.
Stand Down in red lettersVA Northern Indiana Health Care System
The Fort Wayne community would like to recognize your service by hosting a Stand Down saluting service members and Veterans. This Stand Down is a collaborative community event.
Let My Light Shine Logo with cartoon picturesLet My Light Shine
Let My Light Shine honors Veterans by placing a light next to the grave markers of soldiers at the Marion National Cemetery in Marion, Indiana during the weeks surrounding Veterans Day.
The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) logoVA Northern Indiana Health Care System
Share tools and coping strategies to bridge the gap between patients and health care providers. Discuss innovative approaches and resources available to help a person with pain.
Gold Medal text: National Veteran Creative Art FestivalWarriors Say It with Art- Art Show
Join the VANIHCS Recreation Therapy department on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, for the “Warriors Say It with Art- Art Show”. The event will be held in the Marion recreation therapy courtyard
Stick person cartoon running with text: VA2K2014 VA2K
Plan to support the annual VA2K Walk and Roll on May 21 2014. Event is free and supports homeless Veterans donating food and clothing. Community members, Veterans and VA employees are encouraged to participate.
label of Veterans Job Fair A good job could change your life. Picture of silhouette of peopleVeterans Job Fair
Employers will be available to discuss job opportunities and offer assistance to Veterans in beginning the application process. All Veterans and their immediate family are welcome.
A medical person giving a shot into a patients armGet Your Flu Shot
Flu clinics are being offered at all VA Northern Indiana Health Care System locations starting September 1, 2013. The Centers for Disease Control and prevention recommend vaccination against influenza.

From the Veterans Health Administration

man lifting barbellWheelchair Vets Roll into Dallas for Annual Games
Since 1981, co-presented by the VA and PVA, the goal of the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is to empower Veterans with disabilities to live more healthy and active lives through sports.
Two people walking with nordic walking sticksTips to Keep Veterans from Falling Down
You hear it all the time. Poor old Steve ... he fell down. Sometimes it’s just embarrassing and you get back up. Other times, you’re headed for the emergency room. Here’s how to prevent falling down.
black and white photo showing three combat soldiers crouching in a forestU.S. Army Celebrates 240th Birthday on June 14
VA joins the U.S. Army in celebrating its 240th birthday. Here are just four short stories of the thousands of Army Veterans whose lives have intersected with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
doctor taking notes as patient relays his storyVeterans Adding Life Story to Medical Records
Have you ever wished your doctor knew “the rest of the story?” A unique program at some VA medical centers allows Veterans to add their life story to their medical record.
Two women working in an office setting.  One woman is talking on the phone.How Do You Save Someone’s Life?
Good listening skills and a cool head are prerequisites when you work at the Pittsburgh VA’s Suicide Prevention Office. “You always have to remain calm at this job,” says Veronica Lucious.
Ron Whitcomb working in a gardenThe Most Peaceful Place on Earth
For many years after he came home from serving in Vietnam, Army Veteran Ron Whitcomb thought the Viet Cong were surrounding his house. With VA PTSD therapy, he learned that he was safe.
two women discussing designsDesigning Clothes for Veterans with Prosthetics
Some very generous students of fashion engineering at SUNY are working on designing comfortable and functional clothes for Veterans with prosthetics.       
View of the Biloxi facility from the front flag poleBiloxi VA in Most Beautiful Hospital Competition
Skillful and compassionate care combined with a beautiful hospital and happy patients. VA’s Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System has been nominated for Most Beautiful Hospital in America.
service members in uniform marching in a parage carring the america flagVA Remembers America's Fallen on Memorial Day
Once known as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a time for remembering the people who died while serving in America’s armed forces. Here’s a list of ceremonies in your area.
five researchers and technocians working in a laboratory90 Years of VA Research Improves Veterans' Lives
Did you know VA doctors performed the first successful liver transplant in 1968, and that VA doctors have received the Nobel Prize? Find out more as VA celebrates National VA Research Week.

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