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Milwaukee VA physician with ties to Israeli hospital laments war's devastating effects

Dr. Jeffrey Green lives in two worlds. And right now, he is in one, watching from afar as the other is torn apart by war.

Portrait of Emergency Department doctor Jeff Green side-by-side with image of him working at hospital in Isreal

Computer donation helps Veterans bridge the digital divide

Hundreds of Veterans in need received free laptop computers through coordination with the Milwaukee VA’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program Tuesday, allowing them to stay connected in an increasingly digital world.

Two men one is passing a free computer to the other

'Finding peace': How a box found in a funeral home basement has helped a long-lost Veteran's family heal

A shipping box found in the basement of a shuttered funeral home has helped a family heal wounds opened more than 50 years ago.

Jenny Ebert, Pfc. Robert Lutz and the container in which Lutz's body was returned home.

Filling a void: Camaraderie the key to Manitowoc County Vets group

Nobody understands Veterans as well as other Veterans.

Veterans group in front of Woodland Dunes sign

Teens volunteer, learn about health care careers during summer program

A revamped program that brings teens into the Milwaukee VA Medical Center returned this summer, giving the participants a taste of careers and opportunities in health care and Veteran service.

Teens practice CPR

Milwaukee VA raising awareness of 'staggering' overdose deaths

A drug overdose earlier this year sent U.S. Air Force Veteran Emily Bathory and her friend to a hospital for a week. While Bathory was able to recover, her friend wasn’t as fortunate: She ended up overdosing again shortly after leaving the hospital and died.

Nicole Powers with Overdose Awareness Day materials

Baptism helps meet Milwaukee Veteran's spiritual needs

There’s more to health care than medicine.

Army Veteran Amos Ashford is baptized during a ceremony in the chapel of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

VA extends deadline through Monday for Veterans and survivors to apply for PACT Act benefits backdated to August 10, 2022

Extension will ensure that no Veteran or survivor will miss out on a single day of backdated PACT Act benefits

Megaphone graphic with extension in text

Milwaukee VA chaplain earns national accolades

He’s been called an innovator, a force multiplier and a unicorn. Now he can be called the best chaplain in the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Milwaukee VA Chaplain Robert Allen talks with a symposium attendee.

Vet Fest connects Veterans with valuable PACT Act information

Local Veterans received valuable information and forged vital connections with Milwaukee VA staff during a weekend event at the Milwaukee lakefront.

Attendees visit booths at Vet Fest