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What are some veterans' hospitals in Florida?

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There are eight Veterans Administration medical centers in Florida and nine VA outpatient clinics, in addition to community-based outpatient clinics. VA medical centers and hospitals include the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa and the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center located in Bay Pines.

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The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center is located in Gainesville, where it is part of the larger North Florida/Southern Georgia Veterans Health System. Other VA medical centers and hospitals are located in Miami, Orlando, Lake City and West Palm Beach.

Outpatient clinics are located throughout the state in such cities as Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and Cape Coral. Community-based outpatient clinics are available in cities such as Boca Raton, Homestead, Naples and Pensacola. There are also numerous veteran centers throughout Florida and several Veterans Benefits Administration offices.

Florida is home to over 1.5 million veterans. Over half a million are veterans of the Vietnam War. The Gulf War accounts for 400,000 of the veterans, while the Korean conflict accounts for 169,000, and World War II for 98,000. Women account for 150,000 of these veterans. Peacetime veterans account for 400,000 of the overall veteran population. There are 5 Air Force bases, 1 Army base, 3 Coast Guard bases, 1 Marine base and 11 Naval bases located in Florida.

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