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Connecticut veterans were added to the "I Am Not Invisible" virtual exhibitConnecticut veterans featured in national campaign
The VA Center for Women Veterans recently added images of Connecticut veterans to its virtual “I Am Not Invisible” exhibit. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the roughly 2 million women who proudly served.
National Salute to Veteran PatientsNational Salute to Veteran Patients
The week of February 14 each year is your opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women, the more than 9 million veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for in VA medical centers.
VA Video ConnectVA Video Connect
VA Video Connect connects veterans with their health care team from anywhere, using encryption to ensure a secure and private session. Veterans and providers jointly decide whether to use VA Video Connect.
Creative Arts competition is accepting entries. Deadlines are in February.Creative Arts Competition Accepting Entries
The VA National Creative Arts competition is open to any veteran currently enrolled for care with VA. Submission deadlines are in February. Competition is open to musicians, artists, dancers, actors, writers and poets.
DoD expands access to commissary, exchanges and MWR facilities online and in-person.Military exchanges, commissary access expanded
According to the DoD, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected veterans, Purple Heart recipients and former prisoners of war (POWs) can use commissaries, exchanges, and MWR retail facilities in-person and online.
November is National Family Caregivers MonthFamily Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. VA thanks, celebrates, and honors each, and every family caregiver. As a caregiver, the very best thing you can do for those who depend on you is to take care of yourself.
Virtual yoga nidra is open to all veterans.Virtual Yoga Nidra
Every Thursday, veterans all over the US meet up to practice yoga together for an hour. They never see one another and likely will never meet. This class doesn’t require travel, membership, special clothing or a mat.
"I Am Not Invisible" women veterans photo campaign"I Am Not Invisible" Women Veterans Photo Project
Women veterans from all branches and eras are invited to participate in the "I Am Not Invisible" photo campaign on Oct. 18 (Newington campus) and Oct. 25 (West Haven campus) from 9am-1pm both days.
VA Connecticut will be smoke-free effective Oct. 1, 2019Smoke-Free Effective Oct. 1
VA Connecticut Healthcare System will be a smoke-free campus effective Oct. 1, 2019. This is part of VA’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone on VA healthcare system grounds.
Wireless Internet service available at West Haven campusWireless Internet Service Available at West Haven
West Haven - Patient and guest wireless Internet service is now available on the West Haven campus Medical/Surgical units, the Bldg. 2 main lobby, cafeteria, Dialysis and Community Living Center.

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