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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.
Alan Gentry, a resident at Northport VAMC's Community Living Facility, receives archery advice from Suffolk Archers Donald Pecora (L) and Brian Darren (R) during the annual Veterans Integrated Service Network 3 Adaptive Sports Clinic.Veterans Adapt to Sports During Recent Clinic
Tri-state veterans met at Northport VAMC on June 17 to participate in the annual Veterans Integrated Service Network 3 Adaptive Sports Clinic. Veterans learned to overcome injuries and remain active.
WWII veterans and their guardians pose for a picture May 17, 2015, at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The recent trip was organized by Honor Flight Long Island.Honor Flight Long Island brings WWII vets to D.C.
Honor Flight Long Island is a program designed to bring WWII veterans to the nation's capital to visit the National World War II Memorial. The trip is free to our senior veterans.
Richelle Rapaport, RN, holistic nurse, and tai chi instructor, takes her students through tendon stretches during a recent class at the Northport VAMC.Mind-Body Program
Northport VAMC staff use a holistic approach to treat a host of veteran ailments. From tai chi and Reiki to guided imagery and reflexology, these modalities help patients relax and reduce stress.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.

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