Press Releases

March 14, 2019

Wounded Warrior Project Announces Support for TAPS and Vietnam Veterans of America

Washington, D.C.) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announces a grant and collaborative partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to raise awareness and collect data on the impact of…

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March 14, 2019

Wounded Warrior Project Announces Support for TAPS and Vietnam Veterans of America

Washington, D.C.) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announces a grant and collaborative partnership with Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) to raise awareness and collect data on the impact of…

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March 12, 2019

VVA Calls for Swift Passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act, Long-term Funding of 911 Victim Compensation Fund

(Washington, D.C.)— “Vietnam Veterans of America calls for the swift passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act, which would fully fund the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090,” said John Rowan, VVA National…

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March 6, 2019

VVA National President/CEO Testifies Before Joint House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

(Washington, D.C.)-- Vietnam Veterans of America National President/CEO, John Rowan, will present VVA’s 2019 legislative priorities and policy initiatives before the joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. Joining VVA at the…

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February 6, 2019

Alfred Procopio, Jr., v. Robert Wilkie: What Does This Mean for You?

(Washington, D.C.)--On January 29, in a 9-2 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of the veteran in Alfred Procopio, Jr., v. Robert Wilkie, finding the intent of Congress…

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January 16, 2019

VVA, Veterans Organizations Stand United in Call to End Shutdown

(Washington, D.C.)—“Many veterans choose to continue to serve their country after life in the military by joining the federal workforce,” said John Rowan, president of Vietnam Veterans of America. “This is the first time in…

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December 20, 2018

VVA Lambasts the Two Senators and the VA for Killing the “Blue Water Navy” Bill

(Washington, D.C.) -- “Despite the science and despite the support from both Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress, obstruction by two Senators, Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Mike Lee (R-UT), the Senate was prevented…

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December 18, 2018

VVA Demands Hearing for VA Abandonment of Suicide-prevention Outreach

(Washington, D.C.)--"Veterans and Congress have spent the last decade making sure that suicide prevention is the VA’s top clinical priority, and in the last two years, it appears the VA has nearly completely abandoned that…

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December 11, 2018

VVA Condemns Obstruction of “Blue Water Navy” Bill by Sen. Enzi

(Washington, D.C.) -- “It is beyond disappointing that a single senator, Mike Enzi (R-WY), has obstructed H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, a bill that was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives…

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October 17, 2018

VVA Calls on Government to Investigate Foreign Elements Targeting Troops/Vets Online

(Washington, D.C.)--"As The Wall Street Journal published today, for over a year, VVA has been quietly waging war against foreign elements who seek to target troops and veterans with disinformation and divisive content," said John…

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