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A group of people are sitting down and are getting ready to listen to a presentationCaregiver Program: Setting families up for success
The South Texas VA has one of the most robust Caregiver Support Programs in the country. They recently held an appreciation lunch for their participants, and provided them updated program information.
Three people kneeling down in front of a rock gardenSTX Rocks!
On October 25, the South Texas Recreation Therapy Service hosted its inaugural "Positivity Project." Veterans, their families and staff were invited to bring their creativity and brighten the hospital grounds.
A group of people seated listening to a mental health presentationKerrville MH Series: Serving Hill Country Vets
Dr. Aven Senter, VA psychologist and Kerrville Mental Health Program Manager, hosted the first mental health series for VA employees, community providers to network and learn the issues facing Hill Country Veterans.
A picture with several golfers lined up on a putting greenGolf tourney raises 47K for STX VA Fisher House
On Columbus Day, October 8, over 180 golfers hit the links to support the South Texas VA Fisher House. The inclement weather held off and the tournament raised over $47,000 for local VA Fisher House programs.
A group of social workers posing at the school supply driveVA helps homeless families get back to school
The South Texas VA Homeless Veteran Program collected donations from VA staff to personalize over 130 backpacks stuffed with school supplies. The collections started back in June.
A group of adaptive cyclists listens to a safety briefing.South Texas VA hosts second Adaptive Cycling Camp
50 Veterans completed three days of training and cycling at the second Adaptive Cycling Camp. Veterans were able to try different styles of bikes. They also learned safe riding techniques and bike maintenance.
Sutherland Springs, Texas, South Texas VA, counselors, shooting, crisisVeterans Affairs helps Sutherland Springs heal
A multidisciplinary team responded to a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Nov. 5. The initial team, led by South Texas VA Chief of Staff, Dr. Julianne Flynn, arrived less than eight hours after the shooting.
A group of people are loading onto a bus outside a hospitalHurricane Harvey Response: Notes from the field
The South Texas VA sent several members of its staff to support the Michael E. DeBakey VA in Houston, Texas after Harvey flooded the area. One staff member, nurse Joel Gutierrez, reflected on his deployment.
Safety office personnel have caution tape strewn over the entrance to the Victoria Outpatient ClinicSouth Texas VA works to get Victoria Clinic opened
After Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Victoria clinic took a good hit, losing power and water for almost a week. South Texas mobilized, and through a team effort, brought the clinic back on line.
A man lays in his hospital bed surrounded by four people standing by his bedside.The Frozen Chosin: Fidel Gomez
Fidel Gomez is a Marine and Korean War Veteran that is also a member of the Frozen Chosin. He joined the corps in 1949. Only a third of his unit made it out alive in one of the most epic battles in Marine Corps history.

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