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U.S. Navy Veteran Douglas Barker and Charleston VAMC employee Desralei Jackson display the portrait of Barker now hanging in his new apartment.A photo to remember: making a house a home
On Nov. 2, Charleston VAMC employee Desralei Jackson took a professional portrait of U.S. Navy Veteran Douglas Barker. As a formerly homeless Veteran, the photo is helping turn his house into a home.
Free yoga class for Veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.The myths and benefits of yoga
Yoga Instructor Kathy Craig teaches a free weekly yoga class for Veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC. She's dispelling some myths about yoga and encouraging Veterans to give it a try!
Helen Richards, sister of PFC Ralph H. Johnson, rides on the top tier of the Charleston VAMC Veterans Day Parade Float in the 2017 parade in downtown Charleston.Man on a mission
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC will hold the 19th Annual Charleston Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 9. This year's parade Grand Marshal is Maj. Gen. Minetti, a decorated Veteran with more than four decades of U.S. Army service.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.A nurse’s message about breast cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Myrtle Beach VA Outpatient Clinic nurse Diane Craig shares her shocking breast cancer diagnosis and why she's encouraging women to get screened.
Anthony Hedges recently joined the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC as a Peer Support Specialist. Photo by James Arrowood.Celebrating Peer Support Specialists
Last week, we celebrated Global Peer Support Celebration Day. A Peer Specialist is a person who is actively engaged in their own recovery, allowing them to relate to the struggles Veterans may be facing.
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, along with Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection, will host the 20th Annual Stand Down Against Veteran Homelessness Friday, Oct. 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.Charleston VA Stand Down Against Homelessness
The Ralph H. Johnson VAMC, along with Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection, will host the 20th Annual Stand Down Against Veteran Homelessness Friday, Oct. 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
James Robinson and Wilton Bowles attend a smoking cessation class at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC led by instruction Jamie Baker, NP. Photo by Michael Romeo.Tobacco-Free Campus starts January 1
On Jan. 1, 2020, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will join the rest of the Veterans Health Administration and implement a tobacco-free campus at its medical center, its community clinics and off-site locations.
Charleston VAMC Director and CEO Scott Isaacks (left) presents an ICARE award to Tamika Blount-Currie (center) along with Deputy Chief of Staff Dr. Simon Scalia (right) at the monthly employee awards ceremony, one of the new initiatives at Charleston VAMC to recognize staff for going above and beyonCharleston VA Director receives Leadership Award
Last week, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Director and CEO Scott Isaacks received the inaugural South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Drive to Zero Harm Leadership Award.
Veterans enjoyed a putting competition sponsored by PGA Hope at the Cancer Expo and Celebration on Sept. 10. Photo by James Arrowood.Celebrating cancer survivors
On Sept. 10 the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC hosted its first annual Cancer Expo and Celebration, a special event to honor Veteran cancer survivors. More than 20 Veterans attended the expo titled “1000 Reasons to Smile.”
A Veteran receives a free gun lock from a VA Police Officer during a Suicide Prevention Awareness event at Charleston VAMC on Sept. 9, 2019. Photo by Erin Curran.#BeThere during Suicide Prevention Month
September is Suicide Prevention Month and Charleston VAMC is holding several events to outreach to Veterans who may be struggling while also encouraging members of the community be there for the Veterans in their lives.

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