Press Releases

August 10, 2017

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to Address Delegates At Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Convention

(New Orleans, LA)--Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards will welcome delegates and guests to New Orleans at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 18th biennial National Convention in New Orleans. The Governor will speak at the Convention’s General…

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August 2, 2017

Congress Sends Forever GI Bill to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC) --"The passage of the Forever GI Bill shows just how much can be accomplished when military and veterans organizations join forces," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. "We were…

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July 31, 2017

VVA Lawsuit Challenges DoD’s Leaking of Personal Information Belonging to Active Duty and Veterans

(Washington, DC) – Vietnam Veterans of America filed a federal lawsuit today, in order to end the Department of Defense’s systematic violation of veterans’ and service members’ privacy rights. DoD operates a website that reveals…

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July 31, 2017

Vietnam Medic Jim McCloughan Presented with Medal of Honor

(Washington, DC) -- “Forty-eight years after former Spec/5 Jim McCloughan risked his life nine times to rescue, treat, and defend wounded and disoriented comrades, the former Army medic today is to receive the Medal of…

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July 20, 2017

VVA Applauds Rep. Thompson for Introducing H.R. 3327, the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act

(Washington, D.C.) – “We applaud Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-5th) for introducing H.R. 3327, the Jack Alderson Toxic Exposure Declassification Act. Thompson’s stand-alone bill would require the Department of Defense to declassify documents related to any…

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July 20, 2017

VVA Praises Senator McCain; Wishes Him Well in His Battle Against Brain Cancer

(Washington, DC) – “John McCain is a fighter who endured brutal treatment as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, and we know he’ll be a fighter now in his battle against brain cancer,” said John…

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July 19, 2017

VVA Calls on House to Pass Forever GI Bill and Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act

(Washington, DC) – “Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs voted to improve and unanimously pass both the Forever GI Bill and the Veteran Urgent Access to Mental Healthcare Act. The House Veterans Affairs Committee…

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July 13, 2017

VVA Praises Rep. Thompson’s NDAA Amendment To Declassify Documents on Toxic Exposures

(Washington, DC) – “Vietnam Veterans of America has long advocated on behalf of veterans whose physical and/or mental health may have been compromised as a result of their exposure to chemical, biological, and/or radiological toxins…

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July 13, 2017

VVA Applauds Roe, Walz, Veterans Community for Support of Forever GI Bill

(Washington, DC) – “The Forever GI bill will make the GI Bill a lifetime benefit, so that veterans can go to school when it’s right for them -- not when the government tells them to,”…

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July 7, 2017

Pioneering PTSD Researcher Charles Figley to Deliver Keynote at VVA’s 18th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)—Dr. Charles Figley, a Vietnam veteran who has done pioneering work in recognizing and treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder since the mid-1970s, will deliver the Keynote Speech at the August 9 Opening Ceremonies of  Vietnam…

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