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Healthier food options take center stage in Milwaukee VA Canteen

To promote healthier options, subtle changes are taking place in the Milwaukee VA Medical Center Canteen.

Worker stocks salad in the Milwaukee VA Canteen

Blind Veteran shares message of hope and perseverance

Luther Williams became legally blind 28 years ago. The now 85-year-old Veteran, who served as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961, had to figure out a new way of life without his vision.

Luther Williams with book

Old power plant coming down; cream city bricks to be saved

A 19th-century building on the Milwaukee VA grounds is being torn down, but don’t expect a dramatic demolition.

Building 45 power plant

Q&A: Get reimbursed for travel expenses quicker with BTSSS

The Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System allows Veterans to get paid faster for travel costs. Check out the following Q&A to learn more:

Benefit Travel Self Service System flyer

Making History: 99-year-old World War II Veteran recalls her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs

Marie Julia Pfeiffer almost didn’t join the Coast Guard during World War II because her mother didn’t approve. But the then 23-year-old felt serving in the Women’s Reserve of the U.S. Coast Guard would be an appropriate way to honor her brother, who had died in the line of duty in Saipan.

Marie Goff, SPAR veteran

Event aims to help clergy, community groups connect with Veterans

Reaching Veterans and getting them connected to the benefits they have earned — as well as resources available to them — is the goal of an upcoming event led by the chaplaincy service at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

Veteran shaking hands