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Indiana World War II Veteran shot down and spends 11 months as a German Prisoner of War

James (Jim) Fall was a freshman pre-veterinary student at Manchester College when Word War II began for the United States on December 7, 1941.

photo collage of a old military photos.

Operation Help Our Vets held at VANIHCS Mishawka Clinic

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) Mishawka Clinic and Center Development & Civic Engagement Service (CDCE) partnered with the St. Joseph Valley Blue Star Mothers of Indiana #6 Chapter to host Operation Help Our Vets.

Veterans line tables under a tent receiving donated items.

Fort Wayne campus shifts to COVID-19 Health Protection Level: High

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System has updated its visitor policy to safely protect patients and employees based upon community transmission rates and current VA health protection levels. As of July 22, our Allen County facilities are operating on VHA COVID-19 Health Protection Level HIGH.

COVID-19 virus on red and blue faded background.

VA social worker makes Veteran's heart smile

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) would like to recognize Megan Snyder for her outstanding service and dedication to the Veterans of Indiana while serving as a social worker at St. Joseph County VA Clinic.

Woman accepts award certificate.

Back in the Kitchen

When the pandemic shut down a popular healthy cooking class, some “VA Food Network” stars were born.

A man stands behind a table while stirs a glass bowl of chopped Brussels sprouts, while being filmed.

VA Northern Indiana celebrates 5th Annual Baby Shower

This week VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) held its 5th annual baby shower. 26 Veteran mothers and 28 babies were celebrated with a drive-thru baby shower at the Fort Wayne, Marion and Mishawaka locations.

Veteran mother receives baby shower gifts.

VA Northern Indiana employee saves coworker's life

Eric Bilbrey, an Electronics Mechanic at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) was presented with a Directors Coin to recognize his heroic and lifesaving actions.

Two men pose for a photo during an award ceremony.

VA Northern Indiana's St. Joseph County VA Clinic Celebrates the Holidays

The December St. Joseph County VA Clinic food pantry supported 81 Veterans.

Members from the Get Wet for a Vet organization standing behind shopping carts.

VA Northern Indiana's Veteran of the Week honors local Veterans

VA Northern Indiana is requesting submissions from our Veterans to be featured in our Veteran of the Week.

silhouette of solider saluting in a polaroid frame and reads Veteran of the Week.