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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.
Edonate hand and heart illustrationE-Donate Is Simple, Speedy, Safe
The new E-Donate service allows community members who wish to give back to Veterans a quick, safe way to pledge their support online. You choose the medical center, the amount, and the account.
Picture of the VA New look and feel homepageWe Have A New Look
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. We know that you consider this website our front door. And we want you to feel welcome.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Woman volunteer sits with a Veteran patientWest Va. Woman Finds Joy Volunteering at VA
Over the last nine years Joan Chambers, 67, has racked up over 6,000 hours of volunteer work at Huntington VA Medical Center in West Virginia. 'I like keeping busy,' she explained.
Abstract crop of a prescription labelA New and Improved VA Prescription Label
VA asked hundreds of Veterans to tell us what they liked and didn't like about the labels on their prescriptions. We heard you. The results led to this new patient-centric prescription label.
A nurse wraps a Veteran's arm with a blood pressure cuffVA Nurse Goes the Extra Mile in Veteran Care
While treating a Veteran patient, Nurse Chuck Maulden noticed the Veteran's feet were in really bad shape with huge blisters probably due to worn out shoes. They both wore the same size shoe. So...
Three women smile as they prepare food in a kitchenIs This the Year You Will Volunteer on MLK Day?
For Volunteers who work every day to help our Veterans, the MLK holiday is one more opportunity to repay the men and women who have sacrificed so much for America. Find out how you can join in.
A man and woman dressed in wedding attire smile and hold hands above their headsDying Veteran Gets Married at Buffalo VA
An Army Veteran with not long to live decided it was time to marry his girlfriend of 17 years. The staff at the Buffalo VA, where heís receiving cancer treatments, helped him turn his wish into reality.
A man talks to a homeless man sitting by a brick wallJoint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
During one of the coldest weeks of winter, itís difficult to imagine what it must be like to have no heat, no home, and no help. VA is working hard to get help to Americaís Veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
A woman with a crown in a wheelchair smiles Helping Beneficiaries Stricken with Spina Bifida
About 1,300 people are enrolled in the Spina Bifida Health Care Benefits Program where VA is looking at better ways to help people stricken with the disorder get the care they need.
A woman examines a Veteran's eyesGlaucoma: Silent Cause of Vision Loss
One-and-a-half million Veterans have a vision threatening eye disease, including 285,000 with glaucoma, which usually starts without any symptoms. Get tested now — it's quick and painless.
Seniors lift weights at a gym2015 New Year's Resolution: End Binge Eating
VA Researchers are taking a close look at an issue threatening the health of many Veterans: binge eating. If you recognize this in yourself, follow the MOVE link at the end of the story. VA is here to help
Man shows his ID card to a woman at a deskTop 10 Stories from VA Health Care in 2014
Each year, we post more than 100 stories about health topics on the VA Health Care and VA Medical Center home pages. Here are the Top 10 stories from 2014, based on our reader’s visits.

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