Press Releases

January 11, 2017

VVA Applauds President-elect Trump: Dr. Shulkin is a Terrific Choice as Next VA Secretary

(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America fully endorses President-elect Trump’s intention to nominate David Shulkin as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs, ” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “Dr. Shulkin has done terrific…

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January 11, 2017

VVA Applauds Introduction of New Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Act

(Washington, DC) –“For over a decade, Vietnam Veterans of America has sought legislation to restore presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to members of the Armed Forces who served in the territorial waters of Vietnam, ”…

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December 16, 2016

Message from John Rowan, on the Selection of VA Secretary

"Vietnam Veterans of America will welcome and is prepared to work with whomever President-elect Trump chooses as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Contrary to what has been alluded to in recent news reports regarding the selection…

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December 13, 2016

VVA Celebrates Passage of Fairness for Veterans Act; Calls for Investigation into “Bad-paper” Discharges

( Washington, D.C.)– “Days after Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Isakson hosted ‘Charlie Foxtrot: A Conversation about Veterans and PTSD, ’ Congress took action and passed a major provision of The Fairness for Veterans Act…

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December 13, 2016

The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 Passes Senate; Awaits President’s Signature

(Washington, D.C.)– “Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the recent, unanimous passage by the Senate of the Miller-Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Act of 2016, and we are elated that the provisos of the Toxic…

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December 1, 2016

Vietnam Veterans of America Applauds Inclusion of Fairness for Veterans Provision in the NDAA

(Washington, D.C.)– “We are heartened to learn that the ‘Fairness for Veterans’ provision was included in the conferenced version of the NDAA, ” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. “This is…

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November 30, 2016

VVA Pens Open Letter to the President and the President-elect, Requesting Pardon For Post 9/11 “Bad-Paper” Veterans

(Washington, D.C.) –Vietnam Veterans of America is calling on President Obama to pardon all Post-9/11 veterans who have been administratively discharged under less-than-honorable conditions without the due process of a court-martial. “These young men and…

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November 10, 2016

VVA Applauds Launch of Charlie Foxtrot, Docu-Series, Asks Supporters to Sign Fairness for Veterans Petition

(Washington, D.C.) –“An estimated 80, 000-plus Vietnam veterans who put their lives on the line in defense of our Constitution were discharged from the military with bad paper after engaging in conduct attributable to symptoms…

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September 13, 2016

All Veterans With PTSD Deserve Care

(Washington, D.C.)--“Today, with less than one percent of our nation’s citizens serving in our Armed Forces, it is a true travesty of justice that those who are suffering from service-related conditions--like PTSD, MST, and TBI--are…

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September 8, 2016

SUPPORT THE FAIRNESS FOR VETERANS ACT

Vietnam Veterans of America is hosting a Press Conference with a coalition of dozens of veterans organizations regarding the need for Congress to include the Fairness for Veterans (Sec. 538, 538A) provisions of the final version of…

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