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Back on the ice

VA Salt Lake City recreation therapy program is looking to bring a little checking and scoring back into the lives of Veterans.

Sled hockey player

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.

A Boost hope for the new year over woman drinking out of cup.

Upholding Valor podcast: Nell Bright, World War II WASP pilot

They were pioneers during a time their country needed them most, yet they were also America’s best kept secret until recently. The Women Air Force Service Pilots of World War II paved the way for women in the military today. 100 year old WASP Veteran Nell Bright is the epitome of Upholding Valor.

Nell Bright

Video - Learning from the Past - Positioning for the Future

Throughout the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System, everyone worked tirelessly to care for our Veteran population as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States.

A Veteran receives a vaccine from a health care worker

USS Arizona survivor recalls the “date which will live in infamy”

Eighty years later he can still hear the sirens wailing from Battleship Row. The sounds are what he remembers most from that day. That, and the fires.

Ken Potts, in Navy in 1941 and in 2021

Upholding Valor podcast: Double lung transplant

A Utah Veteran is cherishing time with his grandkids this holiday season thanks to a double lung transplant. VA Salt Lake City, in partnership with the University of Utah, saved this Navy Veteran’s life as time was running out.

Medical person looking at an X-ray

Comprehensive care for our Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we want to take a moment to shine a light on the impactful work taking place at the South Jordan VA Clinic.

South Jordan VA Clinic

Second annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway for Veterans

VA Salt Lake City Voluntary Service’s community partner, Ken Garff Automotive, ensured hundreds of Veterans will have a meal on their table this Thanksgiving.

Man handing ham to person in car.

Upholding Valor podcast: Equine Therapy

Spiritual healing can be just as important as physical healing. In this week’s Upholding Valor, we look at VA’s Equine Therapy Program and how horses help heal our Veterans.

Woman wearing a cowboy hat next to a horse

Upholding Valor podcast: COVID-19

We are not in the clear. Not by a long shot. In this week’s Upholding Valor two VA providers talk about the delta variant surge, their exhaustion and their fears. They are watching people die that don’t need to.

Screen grab of medical worker in mask