Press Releases

September 13, 2016

All Veterans With PTSD Deserve Care

(Washington, D.C.)--“Today, with less than one percent of our nation’s citizens serving in our Armed Forces, it is a true travesty of justice that those who are suffering from service-related conditions--like PTSD, MST, and TBI--are…

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September 8, 2016

SUPPORT THE FAIRNESS FOR VETERANS ACT

Vietnam Veterans of America is hosting a Press Conference with a coalition of dozens of veterans organizations regarding the need for Congress to include the Fairness for Veterans (Sec. 538, 538A) provisions of the final version of…

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August 4, 2016

VA Suicide Report 2014: 65 Percent of Veterans over Age 50

(Washington, DC)—On August 3, the VA released Suicide Among Veterans and Other Americans 2001-2014, a comprehensive analysis of veteran suicide rates in the United States in which VA examined more than 55 million veterans’ records…

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August 2, 2016

VVA: Trump’s Attack on Gold Star Family Is Disgraceful and Un-American

(Washington, DC) – Vietnam Veterans of America is a non-partisan, war-time veterans’ membership and service organization that does not endorse or support political candidates at any level. “However, we cannot remain silent when a Gold…

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July 21, 2016

VVA’s Charles Kettles Awarded the Medal of Honor

(Tucson, Arizona)–Ypsilanti, Michigan’s–and VVA Chapter 310’s–own Charles Kettles is the latest recipient of the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award for valor. On Monday, in a ceremony at the White House, retired Lt.…

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July 13, 2016

Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold National Leadership & Education Conference in Tucson, July 19-23

(Washington, DC)--Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its biennial National Leadership & Education Conference in Tucson, July 19-23. Hundreds of Vietnam veteran leaders will come together at the El Conquistador Hotel to take part in…

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July 7, 2016

Commission on Care’s Conclusions for VA Health Care: Some Good Ideas, Yet Still a Prescription for “Death by a Thousand Cuts”

(Washington, DC)--The Commission on Care, borne of the 2014 Choice Act, has released its final, 300-plus page report. “While the commission offers some salient ideas, it is a prescription for ‘death by a thousand cuts’…

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July 7, 2016

VA: Each Day, 20 Veterans Take Their Life Most are 50-Plus Years of Age

(Washington, D.C.)—Today, the Veterans Health Administration released new data about veterans’ suicides, based upon examination of over 55 million veteran records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation and U.S. territories. Since…

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July 7, 2016

“The Big 6” United Behind Veterans First Act

(Washington, D.C.)--The Veterans Service Organizations who are most often called before Congress for testimony on the state of Veterans Affairs, known in D.C. as "The Big 6," are joining together to call on the Senate…

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June 9, 2016

VVA President John Rowan to Senate Leadership: Hold a Floor Vote for S. 2921 Now

(Washington, D.C.)–“The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee has done its job,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, “and now it is time for Senate leadership to hold a floor vote on S.…

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