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Read about what's happening at the Butler VA! Have a story to share? Please contact the Butler VA's Public Affairs Officer at 878-271-6492.

In the spotlight at VA Butler

Peace of Mind through Art

U.S. Army Veteran Mr. Ray Leonard who resides at the Butler VA Domiciliary was one of the Veterans who submitted art for a special display at the Butler VA Health Care System.

U.S. Army Veteran Mr. Ray Leonard
In the spotlight at VA Butler

Not Forgotten

Today, Heather Shimko works in the Butler VA’s Connected Care Department serving Veterans and their Families. But, 20 years ago she chose to enlist in the U.S. Air Force Reserves after the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001.

Heather Shimko with son Mason

Happy 75th Birthday Norm!

Norm Carpenter was 18 years old when he enlisted in the United States Navy. This month Norm turns 75! Happy 75th Birthday Norm and thank you for your service.

Vietnam Veteran Norm

Perseverance Pays Off

With the help of the Butler VA MOVE! team, Daniel developed healthy living habits and finally realized his longtime goal.

Veteran Daniel

A Memorial Day Message

Memorial Day is dedicated to those who fell in defense of the core ideals, beliefs, and values we hold sacred as a nation.

National cemetery

Laurie's Story

During her first year of service in the Army, Laurie experienced what no one should ever experience. “I am a military sexual trauma (MST) survivor."

Laurie Kubli, Army Veteran

Have Faith in Yourself

Loretta Smith-Jones served in the Army as a Combat Medic from 1980 to1986. Loretta first realized that she had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after enrolling in the Butler VA Health Care System.

Loretta Smith-Jones, U.S. Army Veteran

Connecting with Women Vets

At just 19 years old, Marshana Harris (Marz)'s military career was cut short when she found herself being a survivor of Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

U.S. Air Force Veteran Marshana Harris (Marz)

Veteran Hat Display

At the Butler VA Health Care System, we honor our Veterans any way we can. One of those unique ways – a Veteran hat display at the Michael A. Marzano VA Clinic in Mercer County.

Butler VA Physical Therapist Scott Belden with a Veteran patient bumping elbows

Dispel the Myths

U.S. Air Force Veteran David McPeak retired in 1994 and was eligible at that time to use the VA for his health care. But, because of what he had heard about the VA, he did not. Today, he is one of the VA’s biggest advocates.

U.S. Air Force Veteran David McPeak