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Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center


Local Features

Small rocks with namesHuntington VAMC Feature Stories
Thirty-nine stones lay scattered beneath the leafy branches of a young maple tree. Each stone bears the name of a loved one who was lost to suicide. Billy, Rita, Scott are among the names painted on the stones,
Rick Bohnke"I was too scared to be afraid"
When Rick Bohnke entered the Army Air Corps in 1945, he didn’t go the traditional route through boot camp. Bohnke was a senior in high school when he enlisted in what is now known as the U.S. Air Force.
National Wellness AwardHVAMC Selected for National Wellness Award
The Huntington VA Medical Center (VAMC) has been selected for a Bronze Award in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Workplace Wellness Award program for Fiscal Year 2017.
Riding to Raise AwarenessRiding to Raise Awareness
Suicide is a huge issue in our nation. Everyone agrees that we need to do something, but rarely does one have an opportunity to make a real difference in creating awareness about suicide prevention.
Edgar HernandezHispanic Heritage Month
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are pleased to honor one of our own here at the Huntington VA Medical Center. Edgar Hernandez proudly served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2008.
Pictured, Cheri with U.S. Army Veteran Blair Reels, Jr., as they ride the Jamestown – Scotland Ferry to Williamsburg, Va., at mile 73 of the Memorial Day Ride2Recovery.VAMC Social Worker on Ride2Recovery Experience
Cheri Dilego, a social worker in Home Based Primary Care Program, describes her participation in the Memorial Day Ride2 Recovery as a life changing experience as they biked from Washington, DC to Virginia Beach, Va.
Civil War Veteran William Harrison Searls, Sr. HonoredCivil War Veteran is Honored
Civil War veteran William Harrison Searls, Sr. slept in an unmarked grave for almost 100 years, unrecognized for his service among the Union forces during the War Between the States.
Drema Bratton, VA Nurse of the YearBratton Named VA Nurse of the Year
Drema Bratton, RN, of Flatwoods, Ky., began her VA nursing career 37 years ago at the Huntington VA Medical Center (VAMC). On May 12, she was presented with the VAMC’s Nurse of the Year award.
Army Veteran George Jackson in his cycling gear.Winfield Amputee Stays Active through Hand Cycling
Veteran George Jackson, of Winfield, has been working hard to prepare for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games coming up in June in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the past he has brought home both silver and gold medals.
50th Commemoration of Vietnam Seal50th Commemoration of Vietnam
Judy Eaton, DJ from WTCR Radio, will emcee the 50th Commemoration program for our Vietnam Veterans on Tuesday, March 29, beginning at noon in the Recreation Hall. We are planning a USO type of variety program.

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