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NVCAF’s Impact on Battle Creek Veterans

The annual National Veterans Creative Arts Festival (NVCAF), published their award winners last December, which included Veteran submissions from Battle Creek VA.

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Women with VA Commitment

Since the Revolutionary War, more than 3 million women have served and sacrificed in times of war, even before the military fully recognized their service. Women have continued to play crucial roles in the defense of the United States in each conflict thereafter.

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Radiology: Seeing is more than believing

From the very beginning, when William Roentgen discovered X-radiation in 1895, radiology has been booming.

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Diagnosis: Laboratory Positive

Battle Creek VA Medical Center’s Laboratory Service has a team of 35 specialists providing both clinicians and Veterans with vital information to help them make a diagnosis or to treat a disease. Some studies conclude that as high as 70% of the medical decisions are based on laboratory data.

Shyla Tomsa, a Medical Technologist Graduate, examines a specimen under a microscope. (Photo by Abraham Essenmacher)

Remember-A-Vet Program Surpasses $47,000

Each year the Battle Creek Enquirer news outlet sponsors Remember-A-Vet program to help serve Veterans receiving care through Battle Creek VA.

Art Middleton, Founder of Remember-A-Vet

Never Bored of Paddle Boarding

On December 6, 2023, Veteran Everett Mason was awarded a standup paddleboard from Board For Our Heroes, sponsored by 4THE22.

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Battle Creek VA Music Therapy: Healing and Connecting

Creative Art Therapists and Veterans at Battle Creek VA are using their musical skills to help Veterans navigate mental and physical challenges. This unique program also offers a path for Veterans to connect with others, even when it is non-verbal.

Veterans perform on stage Battle Creek VA Medical Center as part of the Recreational Arts Therapy program, December 5, 2023, in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Fort Custer National Cemetery: Tis the Season To Remember

Approximately two hundred volunteers participated for the annual Wreaths Across America event at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, Mich., Saturday, December 16, to honor and remember America’s fallen service members and Veterans.

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Battle Creek VAMC Wraps Up Toys For Tots Season

The Battle Creek VA Medical Center (VAMC) has completed their 2023 Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign, collecting donations from VA staff and Veterans on December 8, 2023, helping to support local youth this holiday season.

BCVAMC Fire Department truck advertising Toys For Tots 2023 campaign.

Battle Creek VAMC Conducts Life Saving Exercises

Battle Creek VA Medical Center's Emergency Management Service conducted a series of active threat exercises at the Lansing VA Clinic Friday, December 1.

Battle Creek VA Medical Center's Emergency Management Service provide an overview of scenarios and goal of an active shooter exercise to healthcare providers and emergency responders at the Lansing VA Clinic, Friday, December 1. The goal of the exercises was to reinforce the abilities of healthcare providers and local emergency responders to react in adverse situations, protecting VA staff and Veterans they serve. (Photo by Abraham Essenmacher)