Press Releases

February 4, 2016

Presidential Candidates Voice Support for S.901 and H.R.1769, The Toxic Exposure Research Act

(Wash., D.C.) –“All five presidential candidates who responded to questions posed by Vietnam Veterans of America voiced their support for the enactment of VVA’s top legislative priority, the Toxic Exposure Research Act—S.901 and H.R. 1769,…

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January 28, 2016

Victory for Veterans in Edgewood Chem/Bio Testing Appeal

(Wash., D.C .)–“Seven years ago, in an unprecedented legal action, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with San Francisco-based veterans organization Swords to Plowshares, joined with half a dozen veterans who ‘volunteered’ to participate in experiments…

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January 19, 2016

Defense Dept. Agrees to Quarterly Disclosure of PTSD Records

(Wash., D.C.) Last week, the U.S. District Court in Connecticut approved a settlement in Vietnam Veterans of America et al v. Dept. of Defense et al., a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the…

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August 27, 2015

Initial VA Claims Backlog Reduced; Errors and Appeals on the Rise

(Washington, D.C.)—Vietnam Veterans of America recognizes that the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration has reduced the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims. “However, ” said John Rowan, National President...

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August 3, 2015

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

(Washington, D.C.)--John Rowan was reelected to a sixth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) on July 24, at the organization’s 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois. Rowan, who was elected to…

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July 17, 2015

Vietnam Veterans of America 17th National Convention Opening Event: Wreath Laying at the Old State Capital in Springfield

(Washington, D.C.)--The first formal event of Vietnam Veterans of America’s biennial 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois, will take place on Tuesday afternoon, July 21, at 2:30 p.m., when VVA’s national officers join with the…

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July 13, 2015

Renowned Surgeon Dr. Timothy Miller to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)––Dr. Timothy Miller, one of the nation’s most renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences Award on Saturday night, July 25, at VVA’s 17th biennial…

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July 7, 2015

Former POW William Robinson to Deliver Keynote Speech At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)–– William A. Robinson, who spent more than seven-and-a-half years as a Vietnam War prisoner of war, will give the Keynote Speech to close out the Opening Ceremonies at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th…

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July 1, 2015

VVA, Veterans Victorious in Lawsuit Over Military’s Chemical Testing Program

(Washington, D.C.)–– “Six and a half years ago, in an unprecedented legal action, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with San Francisco-based veterans organization Swords to Plowshares, joined with half a dozen veterans who ‘volunteered’ to…

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July 1, 2015

Walter Anderson to Be Honored At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.) Walter Anderson, the journalist, editor, playwright, and author, best known as the former editor in chief of Parade magazine, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Arts Award at VVA's…

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