Press Releases

May 4, 2015

Veterans Groups Sue Pentagon for Records About Discharge of Veterans with PTSD

Today, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress (NVCLR) filed suit against the Department of Defense and the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to compel the…

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April 16, 2015

VA Turns Back on C-123 Crews Poisoned by Toxic Herbicides

Today, the US Department of Veterans Affairs turned their back on reservists who suffer from disabilities as a result of their exposure on contaminated C-123 aircraft following the Vietnam War. Despite their legal authority to…

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April 14, 2015

Senators Moran and Blumenthal, Representatives Benishek and Honda Introduce New Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

It’s bad enough that veterans have had to bear the cross of exposure to toxic agents during our military service, ” said Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan. “It is worse to see…

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March 30, 2015

Vietnam Veterans of America Joins in Lawsuit Against VA Secretary for New Claims Policy That Violates Rights of Disabled Vets

Vietnam Veterans of America has joined four other veterans service organizations as a co-plaintiff to The American Legion et. al. v. McDonald in an effort to stop the implementation of a new rule eliminating most…

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March 23, 2015

VA Continues to Deny Justice To C-123 Crews Exposed to Dioxin

It is an outrage that the VA, in effect, is continuing to deny these veterans justice, ” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. “These VA bureaucrats attempting to delay justice ought…

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November 19, 2014

VVA National President States Strong Support For H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act

Representatives Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into law, establish a national center at a VA medical facility for research on…

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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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