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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

Veteran-owned farm to debut at Milwaukee VA 2023 farmers market

U.S Marine Veteran Tsiltiyah Fogle’s childhood dream was to operate a farm, and her husband, U.S. Navy Veteran Charles Fogel, is supportive of that dream coming true. Together they own and operate Ephrata Farm in Union Grove, Wis.

Farmer Veteran sitting with seedling plants

Adaptive equipment provided by Milwaukee VA gets scuba enthusiast back in the water

A scuba enthusiast who sustained debilitating injuries in a fall is back in the water thanks to intensive rehabilitation and custom-made adaptive equipment made possible by the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

Steve Rivera in pool with Doug Mazur and TIna Stoeckmann

Reeling in the years: Veterans fishing outing marks 50th anniversary

Not everyone hooked a fish during the annual Disabled Vets Fish Outing in Port Washington June 28, but based on the smiles and laughter of all involved, it didn’t matter.

Veteran holding fish