Press Releases

September 18, 2018

VVA Urges Congress to Take Action, Help us Keep Our Promise to Our Afghan Military Allies

(Washington, D.C.)—“Today, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with four veterans service organizations, urged Congress to take action to grant asylum to our Aghan military allies whose lives are in danger as a result of their…

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August 27, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Calls for the Senate to Pass H.R. 299, and rename it the John S. McCain Blue Water Navy Bill

Washington, DC)— “Vietnam Veterans of America calls on the U.S. Senate to honor Vietnam War hero and Navy veteran John S. McCain by passing H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Act, and renaming this critical…

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August 26, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

(Washington, DC)— “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our brother-in-arms John McCain. On behalf of Vietnam Veterans of America, we extend to the McCain family our heartfelt prayers during this sad time of…

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August 1, 2018

Justice and Science Demand Passage of the Blue Water Navy Act, and Passage of the Dental Care Eligibility Act, VVA Tells Senate Veterans Committee

(Washington, DC)—“The passage of The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act by the Senate will correct a long-standing wrong,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. In testimony today before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, VVA…

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July 10, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold National Leadership & Education Conference in Palm Springs, July 25-28

(Washington, DC)--Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its biennial National Leadership & Education Conference in Palm Springs, California, July 25-28. Hundreds of Vietnam War veteran leaders will come together at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel…

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July 9, 2018

VVA Calls on DoD to Stand Up for Immigrant Recruits, Troops, Veterans, and their Families for Good of National Security

(Washington, D.C.)—“Since the founding of our nation, immigrants have played a vital role in the United States military, and they’ve been a tremendous part of what makes America great -- one only needs to see…

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June 28, 2018

VVA Applauds House Passage of Blue Water Navy Act; Calls on Senate to Follow Suit ASAP

(Washington, D.C.) – “VVA applauds the passage of H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, and we call on the Senate to delay no further and pass the companion bill, S.422,…

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June 5, 2018

VVA: Mission Act Falls Short

(Washington, D.C)—“In light of the June 4 Government Accountability report on the Veterans Choice Program, we are concerned that The VA Mission Act, the $55 billion spending package, which awaits the president’s signature, will fall…

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May 24, 2018

Senate Passes VA Mission Act; VVA Calls on President to Sign Bill Now

(Washington, D.C)—"The VA Mission Act is the result of years of pressure from our members across the country, and its swift passage represents the kind of bipartisan work that Congress accomplishes when they focus on…

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May 18, 2018

VVA Applauds Nomination of Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

(Washington, D.C)—“VVA applauds the White House nomination of Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. We are confident that Wilkie, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air…

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