United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Welcome Home Celebration photo gallery

Anne Arnold, Voluntary Service Specialist, with Veteran and family.

Anne Arnold, Voluntary Service Specialist, with Veteran and family.

Veterans and volunteers enjoy an All-American barbecue at Welcome Home.

Veterans and volunteers enjoy an All-American barbecue at Welcome Home.

Returning Combat Veterans were encouraged to get their vital signs checked and schedule appointments at the DCVAMC

Returning Combat Veterans were encouraged to get their vital signs checked and schedule appointments at the DCVAMC

Welcome Home packages were distributed to attendees.

Welcome Home packages were distributed to attendees.

New Veterans enroll for health care at DCVAMC.

New Veterans enroll for health care at DCVAMC.

Veterans received wristbands when they completed mandatory stations at Welcome Home.

Veterans received wristbands when they completed mandatory stations at Welcome Home.

Nearly 1200 attended Welcome Home, 622 were Marines.  Individual Ready Reserve Marines received their briefing in the stadium.

Nearly 1200 attended Welcome Home, 622 were Marines. Individual Ready Reserve Marines received their briefing in the stadium.

Many Veterans came with family members to enjoy the full-day of events and learn about VA benefits together.

Many Veterans came with family members to enjoy the full-day of events and learn about VA benefits together.

Janet Lagah-Bona, 2008 Jr. Miss Sierra Leone performed 'Wind Beneath My Wings' for Veterans at the Welcome Home Celebration

Janet Lagah-Bona, 2008 Jr. Miss Sierra Leone performed "Wind Beneath My Wings" for Veterans at the Welcome Home Celebration

The carousel at Prince George's stadium was a huge hit with Veterans' children.

The carousel at Prince George's stadium was a huge hit with Veterans' children.

The Bowie Fire Department offered handouts for children and tours of a fire truck and ambulance.

The Bowie Fire Department offered handouts for children and tours of a fire truck and ambulance.

The Flagship of VA Health Care has a dedicated Women Veterans' Clinic.  Staff had a station set-up at Welcome Home and had many inquiring female Veterans stop by.

The Flagship of VA Health Care has a dedicated Women Veterans' Clinic. Staff had a station set-up at Welcome Home and had many inquiring female Veterans stop by.

There was a good turn-out of female combat Veterans at Welcome Home.

There was a good turn-out of female combat Veterans at Welcome Home.

Getting some help at the registration tables for My HealtheVet, VA's web based health management tool for Veterans.

Getting some help at the registration tables for My HealtheVet, VA's web based health management tool for Veterans.

Network Director, Sanford M. Garfunkel and Medical Center Director, Fernando O. Rivera at June 13 Welcome Home Celebration

Network Director, Sanford M. Garfunkel and Medical Center Director, Fernando O. Rivera at June 13 Welcome Home Celebration

A brand new mobile Vet Center was stationed in the parking lot of Bowie Baysox stadium and open for Veterans to tour.

A brand new mobile Vet Center was stationed in the parking lot of Bowie Baysox stadium and open for Veterans to tour.