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Veteran Bruce Guertin tries his hand at the ancient sport of curling, assisted by King Francisco, VA SCI RNAdaptive Curling Clinic for Local Veterans
Adaptive Curling Clinic, Granite Curling Club of Seattle volunteers, VA Puget Sound Health Care System Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation Care Services, U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Curling Team Assistant Coach
Payment Processing Online"Go-Cashless" Initiative
Beginning January 1, 2015, Beneficiary Milage Reimbursement will be delivered to bank or credit union account by Direct Deposit. Cash Reimbursements will end. For more info call 206-764-2120 or PUGEFTHELP@VA.GOV
Homer Armstrong, Veteran and Seahawks fanHis Last Season
His Last Season, Veteran Homer Armstrong, life-long fan of the Seattle Seahawks, embodied the spirit of the 12th Man on the field and the ability to influence the game and many believed he took it a step further.
A sample of the new redesign.We've Re-Designed Our Entire Website for You!
Our new look is designed to help you easily and quickly access information with intuitive and easy-to-use navigation. This redesign is based on feedback from Veterans and VA facilities around the country.
Emergency Manager James Baumann during a recent disaster exercise.Emergency Management
The emergency management program is in constant preparations for the types of events that no one wants to happen.
Todd Brown is named the "Biggest Loser" after losing 120 pounds in 90 days during the "2012 VISN 20 Weight Loss Challenge" sponsored by the VA Puget Sound MOVE! program. MOVE! program Manager Karol Brown presented the award.Weight Loss Challenge
Veterans in the VA Puget Sound MOVE! program were recognized for losing 736 pounds in a three-month period during the 2012 VISN 20 Weight Loss Challenge.
Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary of Health Dr. Robert A. Petzel discusses the new Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program at VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake Division, with Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Senator Patty Murray, earlier this month.Senator Murray visits VA Puget Sound
Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Senator Patty Murray visited VA Puget Sound - American Lake Division earlier this month to hold a Veterans roundtable and see the campus.
Move program logoAre you ready to MOVE?
MOVE! is the VA weight managment program designed for Veterans. We have a coordinator who is ready to get you started.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit nursesExperience when it counts
When they’re wheeling you into the operating room you want a skilled surgeon waiting. When they wheel you out you want to wake up in post-op to a cadre of committed nurses who care. About you.
Veterans Day 2011Director's Message for Veterans Day 2011
Veterans Day is a day that we come together as a nation to remember, honor and pay tribute to our nation’s heroes – heroes who set aside their personal safety to serve, defend and protect their family, their community and their nation from those who would threaten our way of life.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A male wearing a BDU jacket speaking with a male counselor.Can Spiritual Therapy Ease Your PTSD Symptoms?
A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having spirituality introduced into their therapy.
Surgeons looking at x-rays of patientImportant Office that Most People Have Never Heard
VA's National Center for Patient Safety is dedicated to preventing inadvertent harm or injury to Veteran patients. It's the engine under the hood that keeps things running smoothly and safely.
Fruit and Vegetable bowl Ten Ways to Eat Wisely - A Focus on Nutrition
VA encourages Veterans to focus on healthful eating. You don't need to change the way you eat overnight. Take your time, make small smart changes in your diet and you'll feel better and be healthier.
VAMC Director Isaacks visits with Veteran patientMarine Continues to Serve by Serving Veterans
David Isaacks served in the Marine Corps from 1998 to 2005. Today he continues to serve his country by serving Veterans as director of the Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.
Lead Yoga Therapist Nancy Schalk.Can Yoga Ease Your PTSD? VA Wants to Find Out
A clinical research psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indiana is exploring the effects Yoga might have on Veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Concert, band playing on the stageVA's National Salute to Veteran Patients
Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You, all part of VA's National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to learn how you can volunteer to help our heroes.
Image of a Veteran holding a small rock.  A Journey to Vietnam, and Reconciliation
In December 2016 a group of Veterans along with VA providers and academics from around the country met in Vietnam to jointly experience a spiritual pilgrimage to facilitate recovery from the war.
Images of Julian Scadden at the bedside of a dying Veteran. Army Veteran Spends His Days Comforting the Dying
Nine years ago Julian Scadden, a 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran who works as a housekeeper at the Denver VA, found his true calling in life: comforting dying Veterans on the hospital's hospice unit
Image of a group therapy session featuring both men and women.VA Giving Strength to Couples in Crisis
The Baltimore VA's Strength at Home program is designed to help Veterans who are experiencing physical or verbal abuse in their relationships, but don't know how to end the circle of violence.
Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard BryeHonoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans
My Life, My Story. A unique VA project that lets Veterans tell their VA care team about their life and careers, who they are as a person and then have their story added to their VA medical record.

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