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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Local Features

Job FairFacility Schedules Resource Fair
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will hosts a Job and Resource Fair for Veterans on Tuesday, Sept. 29. More than 50 employers and Veterans Service Organizations are expected to attend.
Town HallFacility Schedules Sept. 16 Town Hall
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., a Town Hall for Veterans and their families will be held at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, Indiana.
On the righthand side of an image of a field is a disabled veteran prepping to throw discus with the title Valor Games Atheletes with warrior spiritVeterans Resource Expo
The 2015 Veterans Resource Expo will be held Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Soldier Field during opening day of the 2015 Midwest Valor Games.
Image of Open House SignVA Schedules Open House
VA is renewing its commitment to Veterans and embarking upon a “Summer of Service.” On Wednesday, July 1, from 10 a.m.- noon, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center and VBA, Regional Office-Chicago will host an Open House.
Town HallFacility Schedules June 15 Town Hall
VA is committed to the health and well-being of Veterans. On Monday, June 15, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will host a Town Hall for Veterans.
VA2KVA2K Walk and Roll
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center continues to support homeless Veterans and those at risk of homelessness. The facility will host the 2015 VA2K Walk and Roll event on May 20, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m
Town HallMedical Center Town Hall
VA is committed to the health and well-being of Veterans. On Wednesday, March 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Adam Benjamin, Jr. Outpatient Clinic in Crown Point, Ind., will host a Veterans Town Hall.
VA Secretary McDonald awards Army Veteran Joseph Graham a Challenge Coin.Secretary Visits Jesse Brown
Since his confirmation in August, VA Secretary McDonald has traveled the country to speak with Veterans and VA employees. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs recently took time to visit the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
Town HallVBA and Medical Center Schedule Dec. 17 Town Hall
VA is committed to the health and well-being of Veterans. On Dec. 17, VBA and the Medical Center will host a Joint Town Hall. The goal is “to listen and learn from those who use” the VA healthcare system.
Veterans Day CelebrationVeterans Day Celebration
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center invites you to its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. This year’s event, marks the one year anniversary of the VA Secretary’s Award Winning Veterans Food Pantry.

From the Veterans Health Administration

VA Chaplin speaking with Veteran about spiritualityTalking Spiritual about Moral Injury
VA chaplains help Veterans in many ways, including invisible injuries. Read how one New York VA chaplain works with Veterans dealing with moral injury, helping them cope with memories they push away.
Women Veterans Call Center EmployeeVA invites Women Veterans to Chat Online
The Women Veterans Call Center has a new online, one-to-one chat function. Women Veterans can chat online anonymously via text with a trained woman representative, many of whom are Veterans.
Veteran throwing Javelin at Golden Age GamesVeteran Golden Age Games Underway in Detroit
Golden Age Games - it is about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans and a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
Image of Veteran outdoors with friends and his horseDying Veteran Emotional Last Request
Paralyzed by a bullet to his spine in Vietnam combat, Roberto Gonzalez still found many things to enjoy in life. His favorite was his horses. Near the end of his life, he had one last request.
Veteran competeing in Wheelchair games in an Archery match. Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives
All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
Image of a Monarch butterfly on a flowerButterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans
In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
Male Veteran walking down a rural road surrounded by treesPTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy
After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
Two VA Doctors with their VA Patient after surgery Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days
Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
 Image of a male volunteer handing out clothes to a male Veteran. I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.
Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
World MS Day, 25 May 2016 - LogoYou get to choose how you will handle MS.
Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.

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