• Coast Guard Veteran-VA employee always ready to deploy

    Coast Guard Veteran Wendell Henderson travels so much in support of hurricane relief and the coronavirus pandemic, staff at the Jackson, MS, VA often ask, “Where’s Wendell?” 120 days since Jan. 2020.

  • Nike donates shoes to VA health care workers during COVID-19 pandemic

    VA nurses recently received an unexpected gift, thanks to Nike. The multinational footwear and apparel manufacturer donated nearly 3,800 pairs of Air Zoom Pulse shoes to VHA nurses on the frontlines battling COVID-19.

  • VA employees volunteer to answer nation’s call

    Since the start of the pandemic, over 1,000 VA staff have volunteered for more than 3,700 deployments to support Veterans and civilians in the most hard-hit areas of the country in response to COVID-19.

  • Army Veteran, VA nurse – On COVID-19 detail

    VA nurse Michelle Cummins, an Army nurse Veteran, is serving on detail at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. It’s her way of giving back to those who “saw something” in her.

  • VA staff volunteer around the country in times of need

    VA supports employees who want to volunteer their time through flexible scheduling, paid time off and a program to help the nation in emergencies.

  • VA nurse honored to support Apache nation during COVID-19 peak

    VA nurse Dorothy Barrow deployed to the Whiteriver Indian Hospital, ready to support the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona during a peak period of COVID-19 cases there in June.

  • Muskogee VA welcomes DEMPS staff from across the country

    On Aug. 30, Muskogee VA welcomed 40 VA employees from facilities across America. The team is part of VA’s main program for deployment of clinical and non-clinical staff to an emergency or disaster.

  • 30 nurses deploy to Gulf Coast VA locations

    More than thirty nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses reported in August to the Biloxi VA as part of planned response to Veteran need during global health crisis.

  • Respiratory therapists return from two-week deployment

    Ashley Henson and Shelia McCraney, skilled respiratory therapists with the Kansas City VA medical center, deployed to Chicago to care for COVID positive Veterans. They spent their two weeks on the night shift.

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