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Start your New Year with a boost

The safety of Veterans and VA employees continues to be our top priority as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Upholding Valor podcast: Afghanistan and 9/11

Two Veterans from two wars describe their emotions surrounding the 20th anniversary of 9/11 coinciding with the end of the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Their candor and vulnerability is both heartbreaking, yet inspiring as we present one of our more powerful episodes of Upholding Valor.

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Get your flu shot

It's flu season, and it’s now more important than ever to get the flu shot as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Upholding Valor podcast: Fisher House

Fisher House is a home away from home for Veterans’ families. They experience comfort in numbers and compassion in complete strangers bound together by extraordinary circumstances. In this week’s Upholding Valor – this is the Fisher House story.

Fisher House

Upholding Valor podcast: Weight management

The VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System goes beyond traditional healthcare to improve the lives of Veterans. In this episode of Upholding Valor a Veteran talks about his weight loss transformation and his journey to peace of mind, body and soul.

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Immunocompromised Veterans already receiving third dose of COVID vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Aug. 13 a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for immunocompromised Americans. It has now expanded that recommendation to all Americans, who received either of those vaccines.

A Veteran receives a COVID-19 vaccination from a VA health care worker

Upholding Valor podcast: Volunteer Service

VA always needs good volunteers to better serve our Veterans. We need you! Want to serve your country’s heroes? Find out how in this episode of Upholding Valor.

Upholding Valor podcast - Volunteer Services

Resources for Veterans struggling with events in Afghanistan

Our whole community aches as we watch the news out of Afghanistan.

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Rocky Mountain Network leaders describe a year of COVID-19 decisions

A reflective mini-documentary captures the COVID-19 response by the VA Rocky Mountain Network and explores the path ahead for Veteran health care.

Screen grab from Learning from the past video - Ralph T. Gigliotti, VISN 19 network director

Upholding Valor podcast: PTSD

PTSD is something roughly 20 percent of Veterans deal with after service or a long combat deployment. VA understands and has the experts to make a difference in Veterans lives. Don’t suffer in silence. PTSD is treatable.

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The future of medicine is in your genes. We need your help.

The Salt Lake City VA Health Care System is enrolling Veterans into the Million Veteran Program, a national research program that studies how differences in genes, lifestyle and military experiences affect Veterans' health and illnesses.

Woman Veteran for Million Veterans Program -  The future of medicine is in your genes