Press Releases

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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July 19, 2019

Renowned OBGYN Dr. Elbert Nelson to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)––Dr. Elbert Nelson, one of the nation’s foremost experts in Obstetrical Gynecology, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences Award on Saturday night, July 20, at VVA’s 19th biennial National…

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July 12, 2019

Veteran Actor Jim Beaver to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 19th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)––Jim Beaver, an actor and writer best known for his roles on HBO’s Deadwood, the CW’s Supernatural, and FX’s Justified, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award on Saturday…

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July 12, 2019

VVA to VA Secretary: Reverse Stay on Blue Water Navy Claims; Adjudicate Claims Under Procopio

(Washington, D.C.)—“Mr. Secretary, we are disappointed in your July 1, 2019, decision on the implementation of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, staying all Blue Water Navy claims until January 1, 2020,”…

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