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Space Force Veteran chooses VHSO to receive care

This year a Space Force Veteran, Sergeant Gregory Underation, was seen at Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO). It was an exciting opportunity for VHSO to serve a Veteran from the new branch of service.

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Different faces, but all suffering intimate partner violence

A preacher’s wife. A young mother. A soldier. These brave individuals joined a survivors’ panel to share their experiences and recovery during a Domestic Violence Awareness and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness event at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO) in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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Native American answered call to serve.

This sentiment of answering the call to serve rang true for James “Jim” Wayne Smith, an Apache Native American Marine who served during the Vietnam War.

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It takes a village to end Veteran suicide.

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks and Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System hosted a Faith-Based Outreach event for faith-based community members to combat Veteran suicide. Secretary Denis McDonough personally came to endorse the mission and vision of the event.

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Northwest Arkansas VA increases access to state-of-the-art pain care

“To manage my pain, I had to buy into the program,” said Army Veteran Ebenezer Bowles. “I had to buy into it, just like I had to buy into the military way when I first became a soldier.”

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New clinic empowers Veterans to use virtual care tools

When Navy Veteran Scott Lauss was referred to the Virtual Health Resource Clinic, he was skeptical. “I will be 60 soon and don’t like dealing with too much technology.”

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Flowers, freebies, and fun in abundance for Veterans at 2nd Annual VA Health Summit

On a beautiful, late summer day in September, more than 600 Veterans, family members, and friends from all over Northeast Arkansas gathered at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks’ (VHSO) 2nd Annual Health Summit.

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In the South Central VA Health Care Network, Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks ranks #1 for trust in recent Veteran survey

The South Central VA Health Care Network includes VA medical centers and clinics in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, southeast Texas, and northwest Florida.

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Nursing home alternative popular with Arkansas Veterans

Medical Foster Home program in over 500 homes across America

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The Razorvet Team, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, competed in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals in 11 out the 17 events.

The Razorvet Team, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, competed in the National Veterans Golden Age Games, bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals in 11 out the 17 events. The Razorvets represented all eight age classifications.

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