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US Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Care 

December 9, 2021

Providing health care to America’s Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is home to America’s largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. Join your fellow Veterans. Here are some of their stories.

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12 ways to connect with other Veterans this holiday season

Holidays can be a difficult time for many Veterans. Connecting with former service members can alleviate some of that stress and ward off loneliness.

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West Point graduate with multiple sclerosis prepares for ultramarathon

“Life is full of hurdles, for everyone. I want others to know that they can achieve great things and live a fulfilling life even with an MS diagnosis.”

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Neurosurgeons perform first ‘awake’ brain surgery at Houston VA

A Marine Corps Veteran talked about his service in the Persian Gulf while doctors performed an awake craniotomy to remove his brain tumor.

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USS Arizona survivor, 100, recalls Pearl Harbor 80 years later

Eighty years later, Ken Potts can still hear the sirens wailing from Battleship Row. “All you could see was fire,” he says. “It looked like the whole world was on fire.”

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