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photo of career words on a blackboardVeterans Job Fair 2016
Job Fair is being held for Veterans, including Active Duty, Reservists and National Guard at the Albany Stratton VA on April 7, 2016 on the 3rd floor Auditorium from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Congressman Paul Tonko walks with Albany Stratton employees in a parade.Highest Performing Hospital in Healthcare for 2015
The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center was recognized by the VA Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Program (SAIL) as one of the Highest Performing Hospitals in Healthcare Quality for 2015.
Photo of Amanda Morgante.Girl Scout Raises $6,000 for Veterans
Amanda Morgante is 16 years old and a Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 2944 in Armonk, New York. She raised $6,000 to help Veterans in need get to and from their medical appointments.
photo of left to right Ken Tannen, Joe McDonnell, Adrienne Frank, Bob Fowler, Mike Stalker, Emily Bren, Shannon    Smith, Dennis O’Dell, Bill Blank, Al Articolo, John NettAll Hazards Team in a National Defense Exercise
Members from several local agencies across the Capital District participated in a coordinated National Disaster Medical System Exercise on Aug. 8 and 9 at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Schenectady, N.Y.
Deloitte & Touche, LLP employees.Local Organizations Partake in Summer of Service
A number of local organizations are volunteering at VA Health Care Upstate New York this summer as part of VA’s Summer of Service initiative, an initiative aimed to bolster volunteer assistance.
Four people sitting at a table - three women and one man.VA Medical Center Nationally Recognized
Albany VA recognized nationally by the Department of Veterans Affairs for successfully piloting VA’s Veteran Community Partnership program to forge community liaisons to improve coordination and support to Veterans.
Woman speaking with an African American gentleman.Job Fair 2015
Active duty service members, reservists, National Guard and Veterans of all eras and spouses are invited to attend a Veteran job fair on June 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the auditorium at the Albany Stratton VA.
Glenn GilbertGlenn Gilbert Presented Lifetime Achievement Award
Glenn Gilbert, LCSW-R, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at their New York State Conference held in Albany on March 20, 2015.
Picture of a picnic table in a parklike setting.Wanted Veterans to Design Picnic Table Art
The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center would like to invite Veterans who are artists to submit their designs to create picnic table art. The theme is “Celebrating Diversity in America’s Veterans.”
Group photo of Left to right: Dan McCoy, Albany County Executive; Noney Grier, Voluntary Services; Johanna Baniak, VA Volunteer and Chair of the Veterans Committee of the Watervliet Elks Lodge Post #1500; Ed Baniak, VAVS Deputy Rep for the Watervliet Elks Lodge #1500; Bruce Hidley, Albany County CleVolunteer Honored
Johanna Baniak was honored by Dan McCoy, Albany County Executive as a person who makes a difference in the community, and Linda Weiss, Director of Albany Stratton VA for her hours of volunteer service to Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

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.
Army Veteran boxercisingVeteran loses 30 pounds in VA's MOVE! program
Army Veteran, 65, lost more than 30 pounds and got in shape with VA's MOVE! program - lifting weights and attending fitness classes for cardio three times a week. Also, a little yoga and boxercise.
Image of doctor shaking hands with patientTransgender Vets, the VA, and Respect
Are you a transgender Veteran? The VA provides gender transition counseling, evaluations for hormone therapy, and evaluations for gender transition surgeries, along with a healthy dose of respect.
Dr. Eloise Harman and Army Vietnam Veteran Winston FigueroaDr. Eloise Harman - One of VA's Top Doctors.
Dr. Eloise Harman follows in her parents' footsteps in providing care for America's Veterans. And spends most of her free time volunteering to help others. Meet another one of VA's Top Doctors.
Female soldier burning old uniforms Nearly 100,000 Vets Enrolled in Burn Pit Registry
Veterans who had exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment are encouraged to join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry. Almost 100,000 Veterans have so far.
Image of a volunteer pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Vietnam Vet Gives His Time to the VA in Georgia
Gus Albritton has spent 25 years and 23,000 hours volunteering at the Dublin VA in Georgia. The 66-year-old Vietnam Veteran began volunteering as a way of coping with his PTSD.

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