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Women Veterans kayak on Indian Lake during the 2017 Healing in Nature Retreat.Women's Retreat 2017
Healing in Nature Retreats provide women Veterans a serene environment in which to better themselves through recreational activities and self-reflection. The retreat is designed to promote whole health and wellness.
Woman on the phone.Be There
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life who is going through a difficult time.
Veterans take aim at the target during Northport's Adaptive Sports Clinic.Back in the Game with Adaptive Sports
Northport VAMC's Adaptive Sports Clinic shows Veterans how to work around their injuries to participate in the sports they enjoy. From recumbent bikes to archery and golf, there is something for everyone.
Medical center staff joined with veterans and members of United Way of Long Island, the USTA, and Serve and Return to dedicate the courts.Tennis
Two tennis courts recently were dedicated during a ceremony at Northport VAMC. Medical center staff joined with veterans and members of United Way of Long Island, the USTA, and Serve and Return to dedicate the courts.
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, 4th Congressional District, speaks at Northport VAMC about homeless veterans.Helping Long Island's Homeless Veterans
Through VA and community resources, Long Island veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness have access to immediate shelter, with the goal of providing services and skills to remedy the long-term problem.
Northport Director Philip Moschitta observes annual DECON Drill.Decon Drill at Northport VA Medical Center
An annual Decon Drill at Northport VA Medical Center keeps staff and emergency responders up to speed and ready to leap into action should a chemical or radiation crisis arise.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone thanks a Vietnam veteran for his service following the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War. The ceremony recently was held at Northport VAMC.50th Commemoration of The Vietnam War
Vietnam vets recently were honored at Northport VAMC during the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Honorable Steve Israel, says,"No American has the right to forget the sacrifices of men and women around the world.”
Northport VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Mark KaufmanNorthport's new Chief of Staff always on the move
Northport VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Mark Kaufman, a neurologist by trade, averages nearly 10 miles per day walking the halls of the medical center to ensure each veteran receives the care they have earned.
Herman Stephan poses in the pavilion lobby at Northport VAMC.101-year-old World War II vet still going strong
Long Island Veteran Herman Stephan, nearly 102-years-old, shows no signs of slowing down. He attributes his longevity to moderation and a positive attitude. Congratulations on his centenarian staff.
Don't suffer in silence.Suicide Prevention Month
Northport VAMC will recognize Suicide Prevention Month on Oct. 2--with a program called The Power of One--in Bldg. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. All are welcome to attend the program, which will feature a guest lecturer.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Staff at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center participate in a PINK OUT every Monday in October to promote breast cancer awareness.Breast Cancer Awareness Information for Veterans
The Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center's Women's Clinic has acquired a new state of the art 3D imaging mammography unit which allows superior imaging leading to earlier detection.
Veteran Brandon Thompson at the Aspire Center in San DiegoASPIRE Center Helps Veterans Get Their Life Back
Here's one Veteran's story about finding a “good place to be” thanks to VA's Aspire Center in San Diego, a 40-bed facility aimed at promoting recovery in Veterans returning from combat.
Wendy Schuster, LPN, with Veteran Stacy Coleman getting ready for an appointmentVA Provides Comprehensive Care for Women Veterans
The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and clinics in Michigan and Wisconsin cared for over 1,100 women Veterans in 2016, providing a full continuum of care for women Veterans.
Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.

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