Press Releases

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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March 22, 2013

VVA President Expresses Anger, Anguish Over Irreverent ‘Amazing Race’ in Vietnam

Responding to a hail of anguish and anger from Vietnam veterans from across the nation, John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), wrote a heartfelt letter to Leslie Moonves, President and CEO…

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February 20, 2013

The New Distinguished Warfare Medal: Good Idea, Wrong Placement

While we welcome the introduction of the new Distinguished Warfare Medal, we have serious disagreement with its ranking above both the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart, " said John Rowan, national president…

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January 30, 2013

The VVA Veteran’s Books in Brief on the Web Posts 250th Book Review

Washington, D.C.)--The VVA Veteran's Books in Brief on the web page, which was launched in May in 2011, just ran its 250th book review. Books in Brief is an online feature that complements the long-running…

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January 29, 2013

VVA Supports Nomination of Hagel as Secretary of Defense; Calls for Quick Confirmation

(Washington, D.C.) --"Vietnam Veterans of America fully and unequivocally stands in support of the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, " said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, in…

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