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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.
Veterans unloading trailer full of food2000 cans of food donated to VASLC Food Pantry
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6395 in Spanish Fork, Utah and Elks Lodge No. 949 in Provo, Utah donated of over $2000 in food to the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Food Pantry.
Leadership from VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, University of Utah Health, and South Jordan City break ground on new VA South Jordan Clinic during ceremony held Sept. 12New VA clinic under construction in South Jordan
New VA clinic under construction in South Jordan, Utah will better serve thousands of Veterans in the southwest portion of Salt Lake County and northwest Utah County. Clinic is scheduled to open late summer 2020.
Army Veteran Karl Baylor singing outside the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center.Veteran awaiting heart transplant sings for smiles
Army Veteran, Karl Baylor, called the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center home as he waited for a heart. During his stay, he brightened days by serenading Veterans and staff entering the hospital.
Veteran looking at fresh peaches at farmers marketVA Salt Lake Farmers Market: Food, Friends, & Fun
2019 VA Salt Lake Farmers Market provides Veterans with fresh food, friends, and food. The VA Salt Lake City Farmer’s Market takes place from 11am–2pm every Wednesday until Sept. 11th outside of the Building 8 Canteen.
Food pantry with food on shelvesFood Pantry expanding days of services
The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System recently its days of operation to better serve Veterans. The pantry serves Veterans enrolled at VA Salt Lake who have inconsistent access to adequate food.

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