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Local Features

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

Male Veteran standing beside a horse.Veterans Conquer Depression with Equine Therapy
For some Veterans coping with depression, post-traumatic stress and even physical pain, spending some quality time with a horse (also known as equine therapy) might just be the perfect remedy.
Postpartum Depression Affects One-in-Seven New MothersWomen Veterans: Help for Postpartum Depression
Pregnant Women Veterans have an increased likelihood of a mental health issue and a higher risk for postpartum depression. Learn the symptoms and treatment options from VA's Women's Health Services.
Nurse Deb Lamberton provides relief during family members most stressful time. VA Nurse Helps Veterans Families, in Her Free Time
VA nurse Deb Lamberton knows how stressful it is for families during a Veteran's final days so she volunteers on her own time to provide them with stress relieving massages.
Two male veterans, seated, having a conversation.AF Veteran Helping Veterans Out of Addiction
Air Force Veteran Willie DeWayne Raulerson had been drinking for 50 years. But when he finally decided to ask VA for help he found not only sobriety, but a purpose in life.
Dave Miller assists homeless VeteransMarine Veteran is VA's Male Volunteer of the Year
Marine Corps Veteran David Miller has been volunteering at VA for over 25 years and has been named the 2017 National Male Volunteer of the Year. Miller served in Vietnam during the TET II offensive.
An elderly male Veteran in a wheelchair, entering a van.VA Helps Vietnam Veteran Get His Life Back
Dale Herb's life came to a grinding halt about a year ago when he lost the use of his legs and couldn't leave his home. Today, thanks to a little help from the VA, he's completely mobile again.
FC Vincent Savarino, bottom right corner, with members of the 8th Field Artillery, Battery A on a beach in Oahu, Hawaii in 1935Veteran Volunteer to Celebrate 100th Birthday
Woodrow Wilson was President when Veteran Volunteer Vincent Savarino was born. This month he will celebrate birthday number 100 during National Volunteer Week at the Wilkes-Barre VA medical center.
Male patient resting in bed following surgeryWith VA's Help, Waco Veteran Gets a Second Chance
Thirty-year-old Stephen Jacinto survived two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. It was only after he returned home to Waco, Texas, that the Air Force Veteran discovered his own mortality.
Veteran Brandon Myers removes his shoes from a wheelchair he used to harness an exoskeleton walking deviceRobotic Brace for Veterans of Spinal Cord Injury
It's called an Exoskeleton and it uses motion sensors and a computer control system to allow Veterans with spinal cord injuries to stand and take steps, with a little help.
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.

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