Press Releases

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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August 9, 2013

Remembering Those Still Missing From War: Vietnam Veterans to Hold POW/MIA Ceremony in Jacksonville

In honor of those still missing from the Vietnam War, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) will convene a POW/MIA remembrance ceremony on Friday morning, August 16, at 7:00 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront, located…

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August 6, 2013

Veterans Organizations Call on Congress to Pass Senator Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Service Women's Action Network (SWAN), and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) released an open letter to Congress, urging the passage of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement…

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