Press Releases

October 23, 2014

The VVA Veteran Books in Review Hits the 500 Mark

The VVA Veteran’s “Books in Review II” web page, which was launched in May of 2011, just ran its 500th book review. “Books in Brief” is an online feature that complements the long-running “Books in…

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September 8, 2014

VVA on DoD Announcement of Guidance for Upgrading Discharge Requests

Vietnam Veterans of America is very pleased with the recent announcement by Secretary of Defense Hagel regarding the September 3, 2014, Department of Defense (DoD) guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records…

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August 2, 2014

VVA National Leadership & Education Conference Opening Event: Wreath Laying at Veterans Memorial Park, Vietnam Memorial

The first formal event of Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Leadership and Education Conference in Wichita, Kansas, will take place on Tuesday afternoon, August 5, at 2:00 p.m., when VVA’s national officers join with the…

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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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