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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

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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