Press Releases

August 6, 2020

America’s Aging Veteran Population and the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, D.C.)—"Vietnam Veterans of America is proud to announce the release of our report, America's Aging Veteran Population and the COVID-19 Pandemic, the findings of our five-month-long investigation into the circumstances contributing to the over…

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July 16, 2020

VVA to DoD: Do the Right Thing, Stop Military Sexual Assault Now

(Washington, D.C.)— “The tragic death of Vanessa Guillen by a fellow soldier within her ranks is inexcusable,” said Kate O’Hare Palmer on behalf of VVA’s Women Veterans Committee. “In the instances of Military Sexual Assault, the…

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June 9, 2020

VVA: Silence Is Not an Option!

(Washington, D.C.)—Vietnam Veterans of America condemns all racism and discrimination and stands in support of a society where the rights of all Americans are truly equal under the law. Silence is not an option. In…

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April 18, 2020

An Open Letter to the Front in the Battle Against COVID-19 From Nurses and Medics of the Vietnam War

In the midst of this pandemic, one the likes of which we have never before seen, we, as veterans, are transported back to memories of our service during the Vietnam War, the last time America…

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April 9, 2020

VVA Calls on President to Reverse the VA’s Removal of the “48-Hour Review Policy”

(Washington, D.C.)--On April 7, the Department of Veterans Affairs informed Veterans Service Organizations of an April 1 policy change ending the "48-hour review policy.” The discontinued 48-hour review policy allowed for a window of two…

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March 12, 2020

Message from VVA National President on COVID-19

“In light of the latest information about COVID-19, also known as the Novel Corona Virus, VVA is urging all of our members to visit the CDC and VA websites and to abide by all recommended…

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February 26, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America to Congress: Focus on Military Toxic Exposures

(Washington, D.C.)--“Toxic exposures remain our prime concern,” said VVA National President John Rowan at a hearing today before a joint session of the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committees. He called upon Congress to require…

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December 4, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America and Campaign Endorsements

(Washington, D.C)--Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan noted today that VVA may not make any endorsements of political candidates for any elected office. “VVA's Constitution and our not-for-profit tax status strictly prohibit the…

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October 30, 2019

VVA Calls for Prioritization of PFAS Provisions in NDAA

(Washington, D.C)—“Stripping provisions from the National Defense Authorization Act that would order the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense to clean up pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, is short-sighted and…

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October 23, 2019

VVA Holds OMB, Director Responsible for Withholding Benefits for Agent Orange-Afflicted Vietnam Veterans

(Washington, D.C)—“We hold the Office of Management and Budget and its director culpable in the deaths of those Vietnam veterans who went to their graves waiting for their government to do the right thing and…

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