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A VA employee assists a Veteran with accessing his VA benefits.  A host of VA, local and community services will be on hand during Welcome Home to provide a critical pathway to benefits and services and information.Welcome Home
On July 28, about 150 transitioning service members and Veterans are expected at the medical center for a day-long outreach event, the Welcome Home Benefits Fair.
In the Red and Green Primary Care Clinic, Medical Support Assistant Martha Grant serves DC-area Veterans.Serving Veterans for 56 Years
Medical Support Assistant Martha Grant, who came to the medical center in 1963, will soon retire after more than 56 years of distinguished service to DC-area Veterans.
VEText LogoVEText Coming Soon
The VA's new automated, interactive text message system to remind Veterans of upcoming appointments launches in the DC area July 2, 2018.
Army Veteran Bernie Gipson and table tennis champion credits Recreation Therapy for keeping him active and healthy.Staying Fit with Recreation Therapy
The Medical Center's Recreation Therapy Program keeps 82 year-old Veteran, Athlete, Coach, Mentor and Volunteer on His Feet
Navy Veteran Zenobia Shepherd was recently recognized  by the National Capital Council Navy League.  (Left to right) Alexandria, Virginia Mayor Allison Silberberg; Ms. Shepherd; Former Congresswoman Donna Edwards; and Captain Michael Salvato.DCVAMC Veteran Honored
DC- Area Veteran Honored by the National Capital Council Navy League as the First African-American Female to Earn the Vice Admiral Batchelder Award.
Chief, Emergency Department, Dr. Philip Seton, conducts a tour of the new Fast Track Area of the medical center's Emergency Department.New Fast Track Area
The Emergency Department's new Fast Track Area will improve Veterans' wait times and outcomes.
The current parking garage will soon undergo construction to add two new levels and 252 spaces.Construction Projects
Construction has begun on the Patient & Visitor Parking Garage to add two new levels and 252 new spaces.
Marine Veteran Joe Coaxum and his son at a recent air show.Limb Loss Awareness Month
April is Limb Loss Awareness Month and the DC VA Medical Center is honored to share the stories of Veterans who have had amputations.
Army Veteran Johnnie Collins drives a jeep in Duc Pho, South Vietnam in 1967.A Long Time Coming
March 29, 2018 has been proclaimed National Vietnam War Veteran Day
A smiling Veteran works the soil of a raised bed of the All Vets GardenAll Vets Garden Group
Recreation Therapy's gardening group offers Veterans the opportunity to learn to a new skill, make new friends and get outdoor exercise.

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