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Travel pay: Do you qualify?

As a Veteran, you may be eligible for travel pay when you visit a VA medical facility for treatment. Travel pay can help offset the cost of transportation to and from your medical appointments. Here is what you need to know about eligibility and filing for travel pay.

Travel pay, do you qualify and how to file

Alyssa Knoll selected as OGJVAMC social worker of the year

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center held a social worker of the year ceremony March 22, to recognize one outstanding individual among the ranks.  For 2022, that person is Alyssa Knoll, OGJVAMC Community Engagement and Partnership Coordinator (CEPC).

Alyssa Knoll Social Worker of the Year

Sault Ste. Marie CBOC relocated to 3440 I-75 Business Spur

The Sault Saint Marie Community-Based Outpatient Clinic has relocated to 3440 I-75 Business Spur effective March 21. A staff ribbon cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the new clinic.

Sault Saint Marie CBOC ribbon cutting

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center celebrates VA’s Health Professions Education Week March 13-17

VA Health Professions Education Week is held annually during the third week of March and signifies the tremendous value of VA’s education mission for Veterans, academic institutions, health professions trainees (HPT) and its importance for the nation’s largest health care system.

Health Professions Education Week

Iron Mountain VAMC pledges more than $17,000 for CFC in 2022

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center pledged $17,145 for the Combined Federal Campaign in 2022, making it the fourth largest CFC contributor in Michigan.

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Real-time access to your VA care team through VA Video Connect

VA Video Connect allows Veterans and their caregivers to quickly and easily meet with VA health care providers through live video on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.

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Iron Mountain VAMC hosts Drug Take Back Day

The Department of Veterans Affairs is launching a nationwide effort to assist Veterans and non-Veterans with the disposal of unused or expired prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs, including controlled substance prescription medications, on designated VA Medication Take Back Days.

Drug take back day October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Iron Mountain VA

Stalag 9B: A survivor’s story

In November of 1943, as a stock clerk at the Peterson Boat Works in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., John Moddie signed his name and enlisted in the U.S. Army. A decision that changed his life in ways no one could have imagined.

John Moddie receives his birthday meal September 9

Iron Mountain VAMC contributes more than 1,000 pounds of food to Feds Feed Families food drive

Eight departments from within the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center collected more than a half ton of food for the 2022 Feds Feed Families food drive from June 27 to Sept. 30.

Candy Schoenborn stands with carts of food donated to Feds Feed Families Sept. 28

Iron Mountain VAMC to offer COVID bivalent vaccine

The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will offer the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine, as well as the annual Flu vaccine, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. on a walk-in basis in the primary care waiting room area.