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Job Fair PosterEmployment Opportunities
Veterans Job Fair - April 26, 2017 to be held at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm, in the Auditorium on the 3rd floor. Veterans should bring their resumes, Military ID and or their DD214s.
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.”

From the Veterans Health Administration

Illustration of back musclesVeterans with Back Pain Have Treatment Options
In a survey of more than 3,500 back pain sufferers, 80% said that yoga, tai chi, massage therapy or a chiropractor helped them. Those options can help as much as surgery or drugs, with fewer risks.
Doca Merdjanoska, surgical department nurse at the VA Central California HealthFresno VA Medical Center's Nurse of the Year
Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA's top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Putting sunblock on your skinVeterans: Protect Your Skin and Your Hearing
Veterans: Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun's rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy answers just in time for summer.
Portrait of the Graves family.A Veteran's Final Hours at a VA Hospital
Carol Graves, wife of Army Veteran C.A. Graves, said her 76-year-old husband received the utmost respect and kindness during the last few days of his life at the VA hospital in Shreveport, La.
People KayakingVA and Healing Powers of Nature Rescue Vet
When the transition to civilian life left an Air Force Veteran in a dark place, he turned to VA and nature for help. There is so much healing that goes on when you are alone surrounded by nature.
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.

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