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Man standing by car with 100th birthday balloonsWW II Merchant Marine remembers Pearl Harbor
Ernest Simas witnessed Pearl Harbor. The next day, the 19-year-old joined the Merchant Marines. He was surprised when Lovell FHCC leaders honored his 100th birthday, soon after he signed up for VA benefits.
Selfie of Todd Ross at the fop of a flagpoleNavy Veteran Repairs FHCC Flagpole
Navy veteran Todd Ross was driving down Buckley Road in North Chicago when he noticed something wasn't right, something he has an eye for after 15 years of fixing flagpoles. He saw a flagpole without a flag.
Ember, a colored drawing, won first in contestVeterans Creative Arts Festival firsts announced
FHCC announces 1st-place art winners in Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Those pieces will be considered for the national CAF. Despite the pandemic, 30 visual art entries and nine creative writing entries were received.
Combat veteran Ricardo Martinez stands in front of Whole Health bannerWhole Health app helps combat veteran
Depression was ruining Iraq War combat veteran Ricardo Martinez's life. He had isolated himself. He admitted himself to Lovell FHCC for PTSD. He was not going to quit. When he heard about Whole Health, he embraced it.
FHCC ICU teams holds a shift change huddle in the hallwayFHCC ICU preps for COVID-19
They could see it coming. They didn’t know initially, but the Lovell Federal Health Care Center ICU team had about six weeks until they received a COVID-19 patient. When the deadly virus arrived, they were ready.
Navy Reserve sailor examines new recruit during quarantineNavy reservists screen recruits at FHCC, RTC
Navy Reserve Medicine sailors mobilized to Great Lakes to augment the Navy recruit mission. A NRM team of 81 is assigned to Lovell Federal Health Care Center to screen recruits during quarantine before boot camp.
WW II veteran Joe "Gunner" Geraldi waves to birthday well-wishers who lined up outside his FHCC Green House home windowWW II B-17 Gunner Looks Back
On his 95th birthday, WW II B-17 gunner Joseph Geraldi was touched by family members, friends and FHCC staff who gathered to sing “Happy Birthday” outside the dining room window of his Lovell FHCC Green House home.
Veteran William Page poses with a horse he helps care for at Always Faithful Equestrian CenterJob fair opens door for Navy veteran
Navy veteran William Page is a job fair success story. Page went to a FHCC veteran and military job fair, interviewed there and was hired by veteran friendly Always Faithful Equestrian Center. The next fair is in May.
Veteran Ellis Reed performs at the Lovell FHCC 2019 Creative Arts FestivalVeteran performers, artists, authors needed
Veteran Ellis Reed can't remember not performing. His singing got him to the national Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Entries are needed for FHCC's 2020 Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Enter by Feb. 14.
Graduates of the FHCC PTSD program return to Lovell FHCC to "clown" and promote documentaryFHCC veterans appear in "Clown Vets"
Lovell FHCC PTSD program grads don clown costumes as part of their recovery. At Lovell recently, they clowned to promote "Clown Vets," a new documentary featuring veterans clowning to help others and themselves.

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