Press Releases

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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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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