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We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Servicemember in their life. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.
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.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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