Press Releases

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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July 1, 2013

Arlo Guthrie to Receive Arts Award At Vietnam Veterans of America’s 16th National Convention

The famed singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie will receive the President's Award for Excellence in the Arts on Saturday, August 17, at Vietnam Veterans of America's 16th biennial National Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jacksonville,…

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June 27, 2013

Vietnam Veterans Of America And Service Women’s Action Network File Joint Petition To Reform Disability Claims Process For Military Sexual Trauma Survivors

Today, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) jointly petitioned the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to revise VA’s disability claim review process for veterans suffering from PTSD related to…

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June 13, 2013

Senate Armed Services Committee Splits on Military Sexual Assault Bills

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) applauds the inclusion of S.871 in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013. The provisions outlined in S.871—introduced by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)—provide Military Sexual Trauma…

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June 5, 2013

Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold 16th National Convention

Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its 16th biennial National Convention August 13-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida. Some eight-hundred delegates from VVA chapters across the country are expected to join hundreds of…

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April 18, 2013

VVA Promotes Petition Plugging VistA As “Seamless” Electronic Record Solution

For more than a decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs has trumpeted the light at the end of the tunnel of the "seamless transition" of veterans' medical information from the Department of Defense.

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March 25, 2013

CBS Apologizes for Insensitive Feature On Vietnam Episode of “The Amazing Race”

VVA National President John Rowan last week sent a heated letter to CBS condemning what he called "the insensitivity displayed by the directors of 'The Amazing Race, ' who chose to show the remnants of…

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