Hep C Drug Costs VA and DoD

One of the costliest drugs on the market threatens the VA's health budget — to the point that VA, which added the medication to its formulary in April, provides it to only the sickest patients who need it.Click Image to Read More

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Vets Discharged After MST Push VA for Benefits

It took Navy Airman Apprentice Elena M. Giordano nine years to finally be granted service-connected disability compensation from the VA for the PTSD she suffered after multiple sexual assaults. Until recently, she was also not eligible for any VA medical care or other benefits. Click Image to Read More

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Leadership Knew of Delays at Phoenix VA Prior to Scandal Breaking

VA officials at DC headquarters were aware of problems at the Phoenix VA long before the scandal broke last summer. Click image to read more.

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2015 National Convention Information Is Here!

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Elections Committee Report: Attention Prospective Candidates

VVA will conduct its election of all National Officer and Board positions during the 17th National Convention to be held July 21-25, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois.

Fellow veterans: The Elections Committee invites you to think about your future role in the leadership of VVA. The committee encourages all those considering running for office in 2015 to think about and evaluate whether you are willing to take on the responsibilities of an officer or a Board member. Take time now to consult with your family, friends, and those whose opinions you value to determine if this is the next step you are willing to take in your involvement with VVA.

Remember: The election process begins January 1, 2015, when the committee starts accepting Letters of Intent, so be ready, be committed, and be sure. The future of VVA could be in your hands as a representative of this organization. The Elections Committee welcomes all those who wish to be a part of the elections process and who aspire to be the leaders of VVA.

Read The Elections Committee Report Here

Proposed VVA Constitutional Amendments and Proposed VVA Convention Resolutions

The deadline for submitting proposed amendments and resolutions has been extended to midnight March 29, 2015 due to technical difficulties.
If you have already submitted a proposed amendment or resolution please resubmit it on the new forms.

Proposed amendments to the VVA Constitution and VVA Convention Resolutions can be made online. Use the buttons below to submit amendments and resolutions (each separately). Submissions for both are due no later than March 29, 2015. NOTE: If you submitted your amendment prior to October 14, please resubmit it.

Submit Constitutional Amendments Online Here

Submit Resolution Proposals Online Here

VVA National Awards are submitted by mail and must be postmarked by May 22, 2015.

VVA National Awards Criteria

VVA National Awards Nomination Form - Download Here

New VVA PSA: Learn More About Toxic Exposure

Tony Becker, cast member of the TV show "Tour of Duty", encourages you to learn more about Agent Orange and other toxic exposures that have occurred during military conflicts. Visit the Faces of Agent Orange page today!

More Veteran News

GAO Says VA Reports Suicide Data Incorrectly

According to a January 5 Minneapolis Star Tribune story by Mark Brunswick, a report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office says that despite heightened awareness of military suicides, the VA is incorrectly reporting suicide data and does a poor job of tracking and caring for vets at risk who are prescribed antidepressants.

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Congress Blocks Decrease in Housing Allowance for GI Bill Vets

According to a January 5 post on the Military.com News site by Bryant Jordan, veterans going to school on the GI Bill will not be affected by lower basic housing allowances that Congress imposed on active-duty troops, thanks to eleventh-hour lobbying efforts by two House committees and veterans service organizations. 

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VVA Publications

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The VVA Veteran

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InService Newsletter

In Service Newsletter

Helping Veterans, Communities and Those Serving in Harm's Way.





VVA Annual Report

Books In Review II

"Books in Review II," is an online feature that complements "Books in Review," which runs in The VVA Veteran, the national magazine of Vietnam Veterans of America.


Arts of War

Arts of War on the Web

"Arts of War," is Vietnam Veterans of America's up-to-the-minute compendium of information, news and reviews about the arts—movies, television, stage plays, musicals, music, dance, popular and fine arts, and more—that deal with Vietnam veterans and the Vietnam War.

Press Releases

VVA National President States Strong Support For H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act

Washington, D.C.--Representatives Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into law, establish a national center at a VA medical facility for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service in the U.S. Armed Forces.


On November 19, at 2:00 p.m., in testimony before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, VVA National President John Rowan expressed VVA’s strong support for this legislation. “This bipartisan legislation is multigenerational in scope and will provide a process for evaluating exposures that may result in toxic wounds to veterans and their offspring,” said Rowan. “The invisible wounds of war may not manifest for decades. Most tragically, these wounds may be passed on to subsequent generations, and our children and grandchildren should not have such burdens visited upon them.”


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Personality Disorder Discharges

Learn More About VVA's Lawsuit

The Department of Defense (DoD) has violated the law by failing to release records showing that it has wrongfully discharged nearly 26,000 service members on the basis of so-called "Personality Disorder."