PTSD Awareness, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders visit VA North Texas, Borne The Battle 151, and other top VA Stories - June 28, 2019

"This Week at VA" is a digital newsletter with top news and stories from across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.
062819 Top Photo
TOP PHOTO: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders visited VA North Texas Health Care System as part of their community outreach efforts, to perform for and visit with Veterans. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders visited several areas of the medical center, spending time meeting and talking with our Veterans.
The Cowboys have a long-standing relationship with VA North Texas, taking time throughout the year to visit with our Veterans. 
Photo by Jennifer Roy


PTSD Awareness

How a Vietnam Veteran overcame PTSD and survivor's guilt

Air Force and Vietnam War Veteran Dave Hanson recounts how he came home to flashbacks, nightmares, and more. Here, he shares his treatment story, and urges Veterans to get the help they may need. 


Independence Drive lets ALS Veteran live on his terms

Garrett Smith won't let Lou Gehrig's Disease control him. He's the first in Wisconsin to get an Independence Drive, steering his chair with an eye gaze.

BTB 151
Are you a fan of podcasts? Borne the Battle is our weekly podcast where we interview Veterans and share their stories with you.
This week we talk to two very special WWII Veterans. Walter Stitt was a part of General Patton's 3rd Armored Division and Victor Maurelli was a Navy Frogman in the Pacific. 


'The American Veteran' receives 2018 regional Emmy Award

A story produced by VA focusing on a Veteran boxing program received a regional Emmy Award.

SECVA Wilkie

Secretary applauds successful MISSION Act rollout

On June 6, the Department of Veterans Affairs kicked off an important piece of the MISSION Act that lets our Veterans use community care providers across America.