Press Releases

August 1, 2014

Sen. Jerry Moran Joins With Senator Blumenthal To Introduce Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014

We applaud Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for joining forces to introduce The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014, said VVA National President John Rowan. “Among the so-called invisible wounds of…

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July 31, 2014

VVA To Hold Town Hall Meeting on Generational Effects of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Wichita

The Vietnam Veterans of America Kansas State Council will hold a Town Hall meeting to address the birth defects, diseases, and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of our nation’s veterans. The forum will…

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July 28, 2014

VA Rejects Proposal to End Discrimination Against Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Today, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for denying their petition for rulemaking to change regulations that discriminate against thousands of veterans…

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July 15, 2014

Basketball Hall of Famer Pat Williams To Deliver Keynote Speech at Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Leadership & Education Conference

Pat Williams, the co-founder and senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, will give the Keynote Speech at the Opening Ceremonies of Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Leadership & Education Conference on Wednesday morning,…

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June 5, 2014

Vietnam Veterans of America To Hold National Leadership & Education Conference, August 5-9 in Wichita, Kansas

Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its Biennial National Leadership & Education Conference in Wichita, Kansas, August 5-9, 2014. Hundreds of Vietnam veteran leaders will come together at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita to take…

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May 30, 2014

VVA On the Resignation of Eric K. Shinseki

"Eric K. Shinseki has tendered his resignation as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Sloan D. Gibson, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, will serve as Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs, " said VVA…

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May 9, 2014

VVA Calls for Criminal Investigation in Phoenix

There are many press reports of allegations that up to 40 patients at the Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS) may have died because of delays in their medical care. Most disturbing are the allegations…

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February 27, 2014

Previously Withheld Records Reveal Widespread Illegality in U.S. Coast Guard Mental Health Discharges

Today Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) released a report confirming that the U.S. Coast Guard routinely violates its own procedures and regulations intended to protect service members from erroneous discharges for alleged personality disorder (PD)…

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October 14, 2013

Reopen the Government, Don’t Use Veterans As Pawns; Allow Vets to Visit Memorials on the Mall

It is a sorry state of affairs that our nation is stuck in a shutdown that should never have transpired but for the intransigence of a certain few who are blocking a clean Continuing Resolution…

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August 19, 2013

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

John Rowan was reelected August 16 to a fifth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) at the organization's 16th National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. Rowan, who was elected to VVA's highest…

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