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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.
a picture of a plaster cast of clasped hands.Barbara Seiler: Leaving a legacy
Barbara Seiler, a VA Social Worker, passed away on May 30, 2017 after a battle with cancer. While on hospice, she was presented an opportunity to take part in a legacy project.
A group of young cadets are standing in formation and holding flags at a funeral serviceMissing in America: 5 Vets come home
The Missing in America Project painstakingly identified the cremains of six Veterans in Potter County, Texas and collaborated to get them interred at the Fort Sam National Cemetery.
A plate of saladNutrition is tasty medicine
South Texas VA Registered Dietitian, Charles Coleman uses his background in diabetes research, and love for cooking to create lasting and impactful change for San Antonio Veterans.
A group of Veterans sits in a large room awaiting the start of the town hallSouth Texas holds Victoria Town Hall
The Director of the South Texas VA, Mr. Robert Walton, accompanied by key officials, traveled to Victoria, Texas March 9, to hold their annual town hall. Besides the traditional Q&A, there was an info fair.

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