Press Releases

December 18, 2018

VVA Demands Hearing for VA Abandonment of Suicide-prevention Outreach

(Washington, D.C.)--"Veterans and Congress have spent the last decade making sure that suicide prevention is the VA’s top clinical priority, and in the last two years, it appears the VA has nearly completely abandoned that…

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December 11, 2018

VVA Condemns Obstruction of “Blue Water Navy” Bill by Sen. Enzi

(Washington, D.C.) -- “It is beyond disappointing that a single senator, Mike Enzi (R-WY), has obstructed H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, a bill that was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives…

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October 17, 2018

VVA Calls on Government to Investigate Foreign Elements Targeting Troops/Vets Online

(Washington, D.C.)--"As The Wall Street Journal published today, for over a year, VVA has been quietly waging war against foreign elements who seek to target troops and veterans with disinformation and divisive content," said John…

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September 18, 2018

VVA Urges Congress to Take Action, Help us Keep Our Promise to Our Afghan Military Allies

(Washington, D.C.)—“Today, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with four veterans service organizations, urged Congress to take action to grant asylum to our Aghan military allies whose lives are in danger as a result of their…

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August 27, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Calls for the Senate to Pass H.R. 299, and rename it the John S. McCain Blue Water Navy Bill

Washington, DC)— “Vietnam Veterans of America calls on the U.S. Senate to honor Vietnam War hero and Navy veteran John S. McCain by passing H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Act, and renaming this critical…

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August 26, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan on the Passing of Sen. John McCain

(Washington, DC)— “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our brother-in-arms John McCain. On behalf of Vietnam Veterans of America, we extend to the McCain family our heartfelt prayers during this sad time of…

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August 1, 2018

Justice and Science Demand Passage of the Blue Water Navy Act, and Passage of the Dental Care Eligibility Act, VVA Tells Senate Veterans Committee

(Washington, DC)—“The passage of The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act by the Senate will correct a long-standing wrong,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. In testimony today before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, VVA…

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July 10, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold National Leadership & Education Conference in Palm Springs, July 25-28

(Washington, DC)--Vietnam Veterans of America will hold its biennial National Leadership & Education Conference in Palm Springs, California, July 25-28. Hundreds of Vietnam War veteran leaders will come together at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel…

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July 9, 2018

VVA Calls on DoD to Stand Up for Immigrant Recruits, Troops, Veterans, and their Families for Good of National Security

(Washington, D.C.)—“Since the founding of our nation, immigrants have played a vital role in the United States military, and they’ve been a tremendous part of what makes America great -- one only needs to see…

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June 28, 2018

VVA Applauds House Passage of Blue Water Navy Act; Calls on Senate to Follow Suit ASAP

(Washington, D.C.) – “VVA applauds the passage of H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, and we call on the Senate to delay no further and pass the companion bill, S.422,…

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