Press Releases

December 17, 2020

VVA Calls for VA Secretary Wilkie to Step Down Over of Handling Sexual Assault

(Washington, D.C.)--“In light of the recent findings of the government audit regarding the handling of an incident in which a veteran was sexually assaulted, Vietnam Veterans of America calls upon VA Secretary Robert Wilkie to step down immediately,” said…

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December 11, 2020

VVA Applauds Selection of Denis McDonough for VA Secretary

(Washington)--“Vietnam Veterans of America applauds President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Denis McDonough for VA secretary,” said VVA National President John Rowan. "We have full confidence that Denis McDonough will work with the Veterans Service Organizations…

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December 11, 2020

VVA Responds to Ft. Hood Independent Review Committee Report

(Washington, D.C.) "We, the women veterans of Vietnam Veterans of America, read with deep disappointment and ire, the recent 'Ft. Hood Independent Review Committee Report,' directed at sexual assault, sexual harassment, and high crimes in the…

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December 4, 2020

VVA Congratulates Rep. Mike Bost, Lead Republican for 117th Congress on House Committee on Veterans Affairs

(Washington, D.C.) – “On behalf of Vietnam Veterans of America, I extend our congratulations and a warm welcome to Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill), who has been named as the incoming lead Republican for the 117th…

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December 3, 2020

VVA Applauds the Passage of NDAA and Tester/Harder Amendment

(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the passage of FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which, when signed into law by the President, will add four Agent Orange-related diseases--bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, Parkinsonism, and hypertension--to…

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October 23, 2020

CISA/DHS and VVA Partner to Raise Awareness about the Threat of Disinformation

(Washington) –Vietnam Veterans of America and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (CISA) released a series of public-awareness products today designed to help veterans and other Americans identify…

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August 6, 2020

America’s Aging Veteran Population and the COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, D.C.)—"Vietnam Veterans of America is proud to announce the release of our report, America's Aging Veteran Population and the COVID-19 Pandemic, the findings of our five-month-long investigation into the circumstances contributing to the over…

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July 16, 2020

VVA to DoD: Do the Right Thing, Stop Military Sexual Assault Now

(Washington, D.C.)— “The tragic death of Vanessa Guillen by a fellow soldier within her ranks is inexcusable,” said Kate O’Hare Palmer on behalf of VVA’s Women Veterans Committee. “In the instances of Military Sexual Assault, the…

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June 9, 2020

VVA: Silence Is Not an Option!

(Washington, D.C.)—Vietnam Veterans of America condemns all racism and discrimination and stands in support of a society where the rights of all Americans are truly equal under the law. Silence is not an option. In…

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April 18, 2020

An Open Letter to the Front in the Battle Against COVID-19 From Nurses and Medics of the Vietnam War

In the midst of this pandemic, one the likes of which we have never before seen, we, as veterans, are transported back to memories of our service during the Vietnam War, the last time America…

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