Press Releases

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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October 3, 2019

VVA and DoD Settle on Lawsuit Challenging DoD’s Leaking of Personal Information Belonging to Active Duty and Veterans

(Buffalo, New York)— Today, in federal court in Buffalo, New York, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) filed a signed settlement agreement in a lawsuit challenging DoD’s leaking of personal…

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September 25, 2019

Wounded Warrior Project Continues Partnership with VVA and TAPS for Toxic Research Education and Advocacy

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a grant and collaborative partnership with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Veterans Health Council (VHC), a Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) program. This collaboration…

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September 17, 2019

VVA Releases Massive Report On Foreign Entities Targeting Veterans Online

(Washington, D.C.)— Today, Vietnam Veterans of America made public the results of a two-year investigation into foreign entities targeting servicemembers, veterans, and their families online. VVA’s 191-page document, posted at vva.org/trollreport, details how foreign trolls target…

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July 20, 2019

John Rowan to Serve Eighth Term As National President of Vietnam Veterans of America

(Washington, D.C.)--John Rowan was reelected to an eighth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America on July 19, at the organization’s 19th National Convention in Spokane, Washington. Rowan, who was elected to VVA’s…

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July 19, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Slams Senator Rand Paul for Abandoning 9/11 Heroes

(WASHINGTON, DC) – “Rand Paul is callously using the same specious argument against 9/11 Heroes that was used against Vietnam veterans after we served our country,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “These first responders…

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