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Vietnam Veteran Danny Cox was giving a flyer from his neighbor about an intriguing event taking place at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Touting free food, music, games, and VA informational booths, he decided to check out the 2nd Annual VetFest.

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Hot dogs, picnics and social gatherings are not on Anthony Zoglman’s agenda for Memorial Day. The Army Veteran avoids people and celebrations during the long weekend.

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Think the only way to help Veterans at a hospital is to be a nurse? There are many different paths for Veterans to help other Veterans when working at a hospital. Law enforcement is one of those paths.

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Caring for your heart encompasses more than just physical well-being. It's also about nurturing one’s emotional self and recognizing the intricate connection this has on your overall health.

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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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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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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.

Jim when younger and older

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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“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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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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