Press Releases

May 16, 2017

VVA Calls on Trump to Save PTSD Veterans with Bad Paper

(Washington, D.C.)--“The report issued today by the Government Accountability Office is immensely disturbing,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. That’s why we are, once again, calling on President Trump to exercise…

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May 15, 2017

VVA Commends Sen. Isakson for Introduction of VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America commends Sen. Johnny Isakson, chair, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for his leadership in introducing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act,” said John Rowan,…

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April 27, 2017

VVA Commends President for Creation of VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection

(Washington, D.C.) – John Rowan, VVA National President, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order, establishing  the Accountability and Whistleblower   Protection Office at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “Today, the…

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April 26, 2017

VVA Calls for Open Debate on “Forever GI Bill”

(Washington, DC) – “VVA applauds Chairman Roe for standing firm in his belief that the GI Bill should be a benefit that doesn’t go away after some arbitrary time limit,” said John Rowan, National President…

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April 19, 2017

VVA Calls for ‘Forever GI Bill’ that Can’t be Stolen from Veterans

(Washington, DC) – “VVA's founding principle is never again will one generation of veterans abandon another,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. He continued, “That’s why we’re fighting to see today’s…

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March 29, 2017

It’s Official: March 29 Is National Vietnam War Veterans Day

(Washington, DC) – “Forty-two years ago today, the last American combat troops left the former South Vietnam, marking the end of what was then our nation’s longest war,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam…

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January 29, 2017

VVA Urges President to Make Exception for Iraqi and Afghan Interpreters

"We're disturbed to hear that Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who worked alongside our troops through our nation's longest wars are being prevented from entering the United States,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans…

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January 25, 2017

Sen. Moran, An Excellent Choice to Lead Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

(Washington, DC)—“Vietnam Veterans of America is very pleased with the recent news that Senator Jerry Moran has been selected to chair the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs,and Related Agencies” said John Rowan,VVA…

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January 18, 2017

VVA to President Obama: Grant Health Care to All Veterans With PTSD

(Washington, DC)— “We, at Vietnam Veterans of America, continue to hold out hope that President Obama, in his final days as Commander-in-Chief, will not forget the thousands of veterans with PTSD who have been denied…

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January 11, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America’s Veterans Health Council Calls on Senate to Oppose Importation of Medicines

(Washington, D.C.) –Dr. Tom Berger, Executive Director of Vietnam Veterans of America’s Veterans Health Council, released the following statement today, urging the Senate to oppose any consideration of putting the American drug supply at risk…

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