Press Releases

July 20, 2017

VVA Applauds Rep. Thompson for Introducing H.R. 3327, the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act

(Washington, D.C.) – “We applaud Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-5th) for introducing H.R. 3327, the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act. Thompson’s stand-alone bill would require the Department of Defense to declassify documents related to any…

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July 20, 2017

VVA Praises Senator McCain; Wishes Him Well in His Battle Against Brain Cancer

(Washington, DC) – “John McCain is a fighter who endured brutal treatment as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and we know he’ll be a fighter now in his battle against brain cancer,” said John…

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July 19, 2017

VVA Calls on House to Pass Forever GI Bill and Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act

(Washington, DC) – “Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs voted to improve and unanimously pass both the Forever GI Bill and the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act. The House Veterans Affairs Committee…

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July 13, 2017

VVA Praises Rep. Thompson’s NDAA Amendment To Declassify Documents on Toxic Exposures

(Washington, DC) – “Vietnam Veterans of America has long advocated on behalf of veterans whose physical and/or mental health may have been compromised as a result of their exposure to chemical, biological, and/or radiological toxins…

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July 13, 2017

VVA Applauds Roe, Walz, Veterans Community for Support of Forever GI Bill

(Washington, DC) – “The Forever GI bill will make the GI Bill a lifetime benefit, so that veterans can go to school when it’s right for them -- not when the government tells them to,”…

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July 7, 2017

Pioneering PTSD Researcher Charles Figley to Deliver Keynote at VVA’s 18th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)—Dr. Charles Figley, a Vietnam veteran who has done pioneering work in recognizing and treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder since the mid-1970s, will deliver the Keynote Speech at the August 9 Opening Ceremonies of  Vietnam…

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June 27, 2017

VVA Lauds VA Sec. Shulkin for leading on OTH, Urges Support of Congress

(Washington, D.C.)--“VA Secretary Shulkin leads with the heart of a physician, and takes seriously his oath to ‘do no harm,’ ” said John Rowan, national president of Vietnam Veterans of America. “That’s why he’s working…

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June 15, 2017

Proposed Cuts to Individual Unemployability a Non-Starter, Administration Acknowledges

(Washington, D.C.)--“It was a bad idea to begin with, unworkable and essentially uncaring for almost a quarter of a million veterans over the age of 62,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of…

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June 1, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold 18th National Convention in New Orleans

(Washington, D.C.) --Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its 18th biennial National Convention August 8-12, 2017, at the Sheraton New Orleans and New Orleans Marriott hotels. “We’re excited to be in New Orleans for what…

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May 24, 2017

VVA Strongly Opposes Abandoning of Severely Disabled Veterans, Asks Young Vets for Support

(Washington, D.C.)—“The budget plan unveiled yesterday completely abandons many of the most severely disabled veterans of the Vietnam generation and could make thousands of elderly veterans homeless,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans…

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