Press Releases

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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August 5, 2013

Vietnam Veterans of America 16th National Convention Opening Event: Wreath Laying at Jacksonville, Florida, Vietnam Monument

The first formal event of Vietnam Veterans of America's biennial 16th National Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, will take place on Tuesday afternoon, August 13, at 2:30 p.m., when VVA's national officers join with the color…

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August 2, 2013

Lee Barnes to Receive Excellence in the Arts Award at VVA Convention

H. Lee Barnes, the award-winning novelist and short-story writer who served as an Army Special Forces A Team sergeant in the Vietnam War, will receive the Excellence in the Arts Awards on Saturday, August 17,…

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July 10, 2013

Guy Bluford and Reid Lyon to Receive Excellence in the Sciences Awards At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 16th National Convention

Dr. Guion Guy Bluford, Jr., the former NASA astronaut who became the first African-American to enter outer space, and Dr. G. Reid Lyon, one of our nation’s top neuro-psychologists, will receive Excellence in the Sciences…

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