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Milwaukee VA key contributor to PTSD research project

Treatment works. That’s the mantra of the Department of Veterans Affairs when it comes to post-traumatic stress disorder. Numerous studies and years of evidence-based work have shown that VA is a leader in effective treatment of PTSD.

Graphic image showing PTSD acronym

A hidden gem: Milwaukee VA cancer care ranks among the best

John Scott gets emotional when he talks about two things: His fellow soldiers who didn’t make it home from Vietnam, and the care he received for his prostate cancer at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

Veteran rings bell flanked by cancer care therapists

'They made the supreme sacrifice': Memorial Day ceremony honors those who didn't make it home

Arthur Thinnes died when the USS Oklahoma was bombed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, his remains entombed, along with hundreds of other sailors, on the bottom of the harbor.

Veteran kneels before tombstone

PACT Act event lays out benefits for northeastern Wisconsin Veterans

The PACT Act is working, but getting the word out to Veterans is still imperative.

Three panelists on a stage with military flags behind them

Milwaukee VA police officer named 2022 Lead Officer of the Year

It’s National Police Week, and Milwaukee VA Medical Center wants to shine a spotlight on one of our own, Lt. Nicholas Thorn.

Lieutenant nicholas Thorn in police uniform stands in front of Zablocki VA Medical Center

VA2K takes steps in the right direction for health and ending Veteran homelessness

A “pneumonia front” moved in overnight and brought a significant chill to the air, but that didn’t stop people from lacing up their shoes on May 17 for the Milwaukee VA2K Walk and Roll event.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran walks down the bike path with other employees

Milwaukee Vets in tune with National Creative Arts Festival

Two Veterans served by the Milwaukee VA had their time in the spotlight when they performed as part of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

Tom Weber and Patrick Caraulia with ukuleles and memorabilia from the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Ground broken for new VA clinic in Oconomowoc

“I think it’s fantastic.” That’s how U.S. Air Force Veteran John Margowski summed up his thoughts about the construction of a new Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Oconomowoc.

Milwaukee VA Medical Center Executive Director Jim McLain speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony.

Zablocki honors four nurses with excellence awards

Four Zablocki VA Health Care System nurses were honored for their dedication, service, compassion, leadership and excellence during the annual Nursing Recognition Ceremony Monday.

Nursing honorees holding their plaques

Maternity care at the Milwaukee VA: 'We put a spotlight on our moms.'

When asked what she likes about maternity care at the Milwaukee VA, U.S. Navy Veteran Shyanne Erdmann had a very succinct answer: “Everything,” she said.

Expectant moms check out baby clothes