Press Releases

April 26, 2018

VVA President to USA President: Please Don’t Rush to Judgment for Next Nominee

(Washington, D.C.) –“Now would be an excellent time for the President to seek input from the congressionally chartered veterans’ service organizations before naming his next nominee to lead the VA, a department that is critical…

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April 26, 2018

VVA President to the President: Grant Iraqi, Afghani Interpreters Entry to the U.S.

(Washington, D.C.) – “We are disturbed to learn that Iraqi and Afghani interpreters who worked alongside our troops through our nation’s longest wars are being prevented from entering the United States,” John Rowan, National President…

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March 28, 2018

VVA On VA Secretary Shulkin’s Departure

(Washington, DC) –Statement by John Rowan, VVA National President, on the firing of VA Secretary Shulkin: “VA Secretary David Shulkin has shown grace under fire amid the long-circulated rumors of his imminent departure, confirmed today by…

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March 22, 2018

Veterans with Bad Paper Discharges to Get Mental Health Screening and Care from the VA

[Washington, DC] -- Following the announcement last night of the final text of the omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, said: "We at VVA owe a…

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March 16, 2018

Our Veterans Need VA Secretary Shulkin

(Washington, DC) –“Amid the flurry of contradictory media reports citing various unnamed sources, it’s a challenge deciphering the truth from the ‘Fake’ news. What remains constant, however, is VA Secretary David Shulkin’s firm stance to protect the…

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March 15, 2018

Secretary Zinke: Don’t Blame Veterans and the Disabled for Raising Park Entrance Fees

(Washington, DC) – In reaction to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s plan to raise the entrance fees for national parks, saying the National Park Service must charge more because too many people, including veterans and the…

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March 6, 2018

VVA:  Strengthen VA Healthcare System, Don’t Let ‘Privatization’ Decimate It

(Washington, DC) – “There are those who insist the VA healthcare system is irredeemably broken and that privatization is the only answer to improving health care for veterans,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam…

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December 6, 2017

VVA To Military Sexual Trauma Survivors: Stand Up and Speak Out, Be Heard

(Washington, DC) – “Vietnam Veterans of America has been at the forefront, fighting for justice for the women and men of our armed forces who have suffered incidents of sexual trauma and harassment,” said John…

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November 28, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America to Partner with WWP and TAPS to Address Military Toxic Exposures

(Washington, D.C.) – “Our service members who served after 9/11 have been exposed to a range of environmental and chemical hazards, some of which carry very real risks. Whether from burn pits, depleted uranium, toxic…

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November 16, 2017

Enact Gillibrand’s The Military Justice Improvement Act Now

(Washington, DC) – “Military Sexual Trauma is eroding the unity of force, its mission capability, our service members’ trust in one another, and the honor of all those who serve our nation in uniform. We,…

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