Inside VVA Chapters

Detroit officer NPO C. Burks-Weathers from the 2nd Precinct takes her lunch during the Detroit Police luncheon on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Vietnam Veterans of America Post in Detroit. (Photo: Tim Galloway, Special to the Free Press)

Chapter 9 Shows Respect to Local Police

July 28, 2016

Local veterans served up ribs and fried chicken to Detroit, MI  police officers Friday as a way  to show their appreciation at a time when protests are being held in cities across the country over…

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U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall

Rep. Woodall Visits Chapter 1030

July 27, 2016

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall was the special guest at the May monthly meeting of Cumming, Georgia, Chapter 1030 . In addition to doing a presentation about VA hospital programs and services, Rep. Woodall presented each…

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Veterans Reunion celebrates sacrifice, service

Chapter 912 Veterans Reunion Celebrates Sacrifice, Service

July 26, 2016

Veterans, family and friends of Five Star Chapter 912 in Ottawa, KS gathered at El Dorado Lake this past weekend for the 29th annual Kansas Veterans and Family Reunion. Ben Mitchell, founding president, welcomed everyone…

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The liver

Chapter 607 Spreads Education and Awareness on Hepatitis C

July 26, 2016

In early July, Chapter 607 held a meeting on educating Vietnam veterans about hepatitis C in Montgomery, AL . It is estimated that over 80, 000 Vietnam veterans have the disease and are unaware of…

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Agent Orange

Chapter 1078 Holds Agent Orange Town Hall

July 22, 2016

Knoxville, Tennessee, Chapter 1078 sponsored an Agent Orange town hall meeting on May 9 at the Washington Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville. About a hundred Vietnam veterans and family members attended. “There are just…

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Collaboration

Chapter 938 Joins Local Partners

July 18, 2016

Bitterroot Valley Chapter 938 in Hamilton, Montana , recently became an official member of the local group Commemorative Partners, which honors Vietnam veterans. On May 4, chapter member Jim Hamilton presented the group with a…

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Wall

Tennessee Memorial Wall Displayed by Chapter 203

July 15, 2016

The Tennessee Memorial Wall, created and owned by Chattanooga Chapter 203 , went on display for a week in early April at the Hamilton Place Mall in Chattanooga. The event was put together by the…

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Challenge coins

Veterans of Chapter 227 Receive Challenge Coins and Lapel Pins

July 15, 2016

On March 29 Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter 227 in Northern Virginia members Bill Shugarts (a volunteer guide at The Wall), Bob Clark, Don Northcutt, and John Burch represented the chapter at the Department of…

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Elmira, New York

Chapter 803 Preserves Historic Building for Museum

July 15, 2016

Elmira, New York, Chapter 803 recently received the 2016 Elmira Historic Preservation Award from the city’s historic preservation group, Historic Elmira. The award honored the chapter for adaptively reusing a historic building and creating its…

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Handshake

Chapter 392 Helps Veterans Get Health Care

July 12, 2016

Portland, Oregon, Chapter 392 is part of a new local veterans group coalition, the American Military Veterans Outreach Organization. Led by Iraq War veteran Tina Kennedy, the group provides outreach to veterans who are not…

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