Press Releases

March 4, 2021

VVA President Rowan Presents VVA’s Legislative Priorities before Congress; Calls for Recognition of Toxic Wounds

(Washington, D.C.) – “From Vietnam to the present-day, members of the U.S. military have been exposed to toxic elements, at home and abroad, that have killed more people than our enemies,” said John Rowan, National…

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February 25, 2021

VAOIG Faults VA Delivery of Services to Children of Vietnam Vets

(Washington, D.C.)--“The recent findings of the VA Office of Inspector General echo what we have long known. Most Vietnam veterans are unaware of the benefits available for children with certain birth defects due to their…

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February 12, 2021

VVA Applauds Confirmation of Denis McDonough as VA Secretary

(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the overwhelming 87-7 vote to confirm Denis McDonough as Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” said VVA National President John Rowan. “We have full confidence that Denis McDonough will…

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January 25, 2021

VVA National President John Rowan: On the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States

(Washington, D.C.) – “On January 21, we witnessed the peaceful transfer of power between administrations. Since our founding in 1978, we have worked with seven U.S presidents—three Democrats and four Republicans. With the inauguration of…

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December 17, 2020

VVA Calls for VA Secretary Wilkie to Step Down Over of Handling Sexual Assault

(Washington, D.C.)--“In light of the recent findings of the government audit regarding the handling of an incident in which a veteran was sexually assaulted, Vietnam Veterans of America calls upon VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to step down immediately,” said…

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December 11, 2020

VVA Applauds Selection of Denis McDonough for VA Secretary

(Washington)--“Vietnam Veterans of America applauds President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Denis McDonough for VA secretary,” said VVA National President John Rowan. "We have full confidence that Denis McDonough will work with the Veterans Service Organizations…

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December 11, 2020

VVA Responds to Ft. Hood Independent Review Committee Report

(Washington, D.C.) "We, the women veterans of Vietnam Veterans of America, read with deep disappointment and ire, the recent 'Ft. Hood Independent Review Committee Report,' directed at sexual assault, sexual harassment, and high crimes in the…

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December 4, 2020

VVA Congratulates Rep. Mike Bost, Lead Republican for 117th Congress on House Committee on Veterans Affairs

(Washington, D.C.) – “On behalf of Vietnam Veterans of America, I extend our congratulations and a warm welcome to Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill), who has been named as the incoming lead Republican for the 117th…

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December 3, 2020

VVA Applauds the Passage of NDAA and Tester/Harder Amendment

(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the passage of FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which, when signed into law by the President, will add four Agent Orange-related diseases--bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, Parkinsonism, and hypertension--to…

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October 23, 2020

CISA/DHS and VVA Partner to Raise Awareness about the Threat of Disinformation

(Washington) –Vietnam Veterans of America and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (CISA) released a series of public-awareness products today designed to help veterans and other Americans identify…

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