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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

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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

Happy HolidaysReligious Exercise and Expression in VA Facilities
VA appreciates religious groups and other organizations that wish to celebrate the holidays with our Veterans. Here are the guidelines to help you observe the season with our patients and residents.
Man in a wheelchair with a woman standing to his sideHonoring Family and Friends Who Care for Veterans
Respite care provides a break for a Veteran's regular caregiver, and VA offers professional respite care to caregivers. Eligible Veterans may be eligible to receive 30 days of respite care per year.
Major Anthony SmithOne Story of Millions Who Have Borne the Battle
From a body bag to a black belt. After being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, Anthony Smith was presumed dead and placed in a body bag. Today, after 100 surgeries, he has a martial arts black belt.
A woman with a stethoscope reviews a paper with an older man holding a canePlanning for Getting Older: Is it Ever Too Early?
Over half of America's Veterans are over 65. It's estimated 70% of them will eventually need long term care. Have you and your family made any plans? Here's what one Veteran did ... and you can too.
Two men and two women chopping vegetables around a kitchen counterVA Gourmet - Teaching Vets How to Cook Healthy
At the Fargo VA in North Dakota, a team of dietitians is dedicated to teaching Veterans how to prepare quick, easy meals that are nutritious and healthy (and taste good too).
A tall, cylindrical machine stands in the center of a hospital room and emits blue light Milwaukee VA Medical Center Zaps Germs with Robots
Milwaukee VA Medical Center protects the health and safety of Veteran patients with new robots that kill numerous micro-organisms in about 15 minutes. It scrambles the DNA of bacteria.
Detail of a painting featuring military boots and high heelsCreative Arts Festival 2015
Over 100 Veterans are gathering in North Carolina this week for VA's national annual Creative Arts Festival. It's music, painting, dancing, sculpture ... and it's therapeutic.
A woman sits on a bed while readingHomeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last
Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.
A woman in a lab coat shows a patient two computer monitors displaying mammogram imagesBreast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
An audiologist installs a hearing aid for a Veteran patientVeterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.
Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.

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