VAMC Durham

Taking Care of Veterans’ Caregivers

News from the VA on taking care of our veterans’ caregivers.

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Durham VA Provides Home Healthcare

The VA Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) project has been saving, extending, and improving the lives of chronically ill Veterans for over 40 years by providing long-term primary care for those too sick to go to clinic on their own. They are often confined at home.

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VA Disability Claims Backlog

A senator from North Carolina is calling on the VA for action in clearing up a logjam at the Veterans Benefits Administration office in Winston-Salem that has led to the second-longest wait time in the southeast region. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., says…

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National Salute to Veterans

With two beauty queens assisting with the effort, the day served as the focal point for Durham VA Medical Center’s local National Salute to Veteran Patients Week observance as employees, volunteers, caring school children, family members and ordinary citizens showed their love for our heroes by sending valentines and visiting hospitalized patients.

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VAMC Veteran Badges

f a picture is worth a thousand words, then a badge identifying a VA employee as Veteran must be worth, well who knows how many but it should certainly be conversation starter. Just such a badge worn by a VA employee at another VA facility, piqued Pete Tillman’s, Durham VAMC public affairs officer’s, curiosity and sparked an idea that’s earning kudos from patients and Veteran employees alike, badges indicating the employees’ branch of service.

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History Brought to Life and Memories Revisited

Imagine walking down a hall and glancing at displayed photos and seeing a picture from your war years. This is what happened recently when Arthur Barnes, a Korea War veteran, visited the Durham VA Medical Center. There he saw a picture on the wall showing a fellow soldier when they served together in Korea.

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Durham’s Bull City Stand Down will Help Area Veterans

Veterans in need will be able to access help with housing, haircuts, showers, employment and legal counseling, mental health assessments, mammograms, flu shots and substance abuse services at the annual Bull City Stand Down, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Durham County Memorial Stadium, located at 750 Stadium Drive, Durham, N.C.

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Durham VA Holds Annual Welcome Home Event

The Durham VA recently held its annual Welcome Home event and on many levels it was a great day. The event was held at the AMF Durham Lanes and offered a day of relaxation and bowling. Ms. DeAnne Seekins, Durham VA Medical Center Director, provided inspirational remarks filled with gratitude and support. “I hope the words ‘thank you for your service’ never get old and reach your ears for many years to come, and by many of the Americans you protected.”

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VA Canteen Services

Looking for a career opportunity with the VA? How about the VA Canteen Services? You can learn more by viewing the attached flyer or visiting their website

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Mack Haynes Visits VAMC Durham

A Munford Point Marine visited the Durham VAMC. His name is Mack Haynes and he is one impressive man. His military discharge papers, DD214 and DD215, read more like a military history book than a document used to establish eligibility for VA care. At age 17, he joined the Marines, a day at Camp Lejeune he will never forget. He recalls taking a bus, then a train, before arriving at the famed Marine base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. From the moment he stepped foot on base, things would never be the same.

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