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Barton Jeffs and his horse, RebelEquine-assisted therapy helps Veterans
Six legs trod across a sandy arena. Hooves and feet sink in the dirt as horse and Veteran move as one. It’s called a “Trust Walk,” but where the Veterans are going isn’t as important as why they’re there.
William E. ChristoffersenUtah says goodbye to hero
World War II Veteran and 75-year legionnaire William E. Christoffersen will always be remembered as a man who fought for his country and his fellow Veterans. It was his life’s mission.
VA respiratory therapist Eduardo CardenasVA respiratory therapist finds hope in New Orleans
The grip of COVID-19 had frozen the nation. Businesses closed, residents hunkered down, and the world stopped. But for the second time in a year, VA respiratory therapist Eduardo Cardenas was running toward the danger.
A Veteran shows his surprise at the flyoverFlyover salutes Veterans, VA employees
‘Lightning’ struck not once – but four times – over the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, as F-35A fighter jets from Hill Air Force Base tore through the skies during the “Salute to Utah” flyover.
A boy sits in the auditorium that is being used for childcareVA employees put the care in childcare
Employees at the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System banded together to create a free onsite emergency childcare center for fellow employees who cannot telework and are tasked to care for patients amid the Coronavirus.
Medication BottleCOVID-19 & Pharmacy Refills
Attention Veterans: There is no need to stockpile medications. Please know that VA is able to order, fill and mail medications in a timely manner to ensure our Veterans’ needs are met.
Brian ThackerGhost on the Mountain
For Brian Miles Thacker, Utah’s only living Medal of Honor recipient – the medal is heavy. For Thacker, 74, the medal carries the weight of lives changed by war and the ghosts of men who didn’t come home.
Hundred-year-old WWII Veteran100-year-old Veteran recalls life on PT Boat
WWII Veteran, Hue Jewkes, recently turned 100. The Utah Veteran, hand-picked by famed Adm. John D. Bulkely for a Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron, reflects on his time commanding a PT boat in the Philippines.
Doctor in front of image of prostateNew Urology Procedures Giving Relief to Veterans
Millions of men over 50 suffer from enlarged prostates. Two new procedures at VA Salt Lake City Health Care System are giving Veterans suffering from enlarged prostate new hope.
Veteran loading tray into cartVA guides Army Veteran out of darkness
After getting out of the Army, 25-year-old Veteran Arthur Saenz stumbled blindly through life looking for help with his disability, but a chance meeting in a Wal-Mart Parking lot changed that.

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