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Tampa VA Helps Veteran Take Control of Diabetes Diagnosis

U.S. Army Veteran Leketia Webb has been on a 10-year journey to control her diabetes.

Tampa VA Dr. Ashleigh Joseph, women’s health clinical pharmacy specialist speaks with U.S. Army Veteran Leketia Webb.

From Victim to Survivor

Melissa McDade spent many years hiding her secret from the world, but those days are no more. She’s ready to talk and hopeful her message can save someone’s life.

Noah and Melissa McDade

Tampa VA Supports Tampa International Airport Mass Casualty Exercise

#Team Tampa VA supports with leadership, participation and observation at Tampa International Airport's mass casualty exercise honing skills and forging collaboration with federal, county and city first-responders.

Mass casualty group Photo

Veteran’s prose was spark that reignited his passion to live

U.S. Army Veteran Matt Brinkley remembers 2009 in Afghanistan and the sound of silence.

U.S. Army Veteran Matt Brinkley (center) with fellow Veterans from the VFW

TAMPA VA Police Officer's Training and Skill Helps Citizen in Emergency

"I figure I bought him about 10 minutes, which it looked like he needed."

Tampa VA Officer Demarest

Veteran uses PTSD diagnosis to fuel his passion for a great life and service to others

Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Nick Morales will never forget the day he learned he would no longer be serving in the U.S. Army.

Then-U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nick Morales on deployment to Iraq, with the 1st Inf. Div.

David’s Hidden Sacrifice

What is most important when delivering world-class health care for Veterans? Ask Beau Williams, and he’ll proudly admit, “It’s about connecting, instilling hope, and inviting everyone to the table.”

Beau WIlliams

Celebrating Volunteers & A Lasting Impact to Veterans Across Tampa VA

Interwoven in the fabric of world-class healthcare across James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital & Clinics is a valued force called volunteers.

Tampa VA Red Coat Ambassadors

Tampa VA helps PREPare local Veteran for 2022 Invictus Games

At first glance, Chief Petty Officer Phillip Fong looks like he could play linebacker for his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. The five-foot-10-inch, 250-pound machine looks invincible, and his soft-spoken demeaner is reminiscent of a gentle giant.

CPO Fong