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Learn how to cook with Healthy Teaching Kitchen

“I knew for a fact that I couldn’t cook but taking this class and learning the panty, the spices, how to cook healthy instead of doing ready-meals and going out to eat is so easy and fun”

Air Force Veteran Lisa Pugh (left) works with Alaska VA Healthcare’s dietician Camille Irvine (right) to sort through ingredients for Healthy Teaching Kitchen

Army Veteran finds purpose after working with Veteran Justice Outreach

“I felt for once in my life I could see everything in color,” says Army Veteran Sean Young, “Taking the sunglasses off, I could see life for what it’s worth.” Young is an alumni of the Veteran Justice Outreach program.

Veteran Sean Young with his guitar collection.

Flu shots at Alaska VA Healthcare

Don't wait, make sure you're protected in time for flu season.

Veteran receiving flu shot at drive-thru clinic

LGBTQ+ prosthetics supports Air Force Veteran’s gender identity

“Anytime I wear feminine clothes it makes me feel good, I feel comfortable…it’s like going from a tunnel and into the light,” says Air Force Veteran Marí Lynn.

Veteran Mari Lynn profile

Neck pain kept Veteran from sleeping, chiropractic care helped fix that

“I couldn’t even lay in my own bed, I had to sleep on the couch,” says Air Force Veteran Robert Snickers, “the care I’ve gotten has been helpful because I’m now able to do activities, whether it’s running the chainsaw or going hunting.”

Chiropractor gives Veteran an adjustment