Press Releases

March 10, 2016

IOM Releases Veterans and Agent Orange, Update 2014

(Washington, D.C.)—Today, the Institute of Medicine released Veterans and Agent Orange Update 2014, the tenth biennial evaluation of relevant scientific studies--published between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2014--on Agent Orange and other herbicides used…

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March 4, 2016

Divided Federal Circuit Lets Stand VA Discrimination

(Wash, D.C.) On March 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit allowed to stand the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ discriminatory disability claims review process for survivors of sexual assault during military…

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February 12, 2016

Toxic Exposure Research Legislation Is Needed for Veterans of every Generation

(Wash., D.C.) – On February 10, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs that no legislation on Agent Orange or Toxic exposures is needed. This statement…

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February 4, 2016

Presidential Candidates Voice Support for S.901 and H.R.1769, The Toxic Exposure Research Act

(Wash., D.C.) –“All five presidential candidates who responded to questions posed by Vietnam Veterans of America voiced their support for the enactment of VVA’s top legislative priority, the Toxic Exposure Research Act—S.901 and H.R. 1769,…

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January 28, 2016

Victory for Veterans in Edgewood Chem/Bio Testing Appeal

(Wash., D.C .)–“Seven years ago, in an unprecedented legal action, Vietnam Veterans of America, along with San Francisco-based veterans organization Swords to Plowshares, joined with half a dozen veterans who ‘volunteered’ to participate in experiments…

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January 19, 2016

Defense Dept. Agrees to Quarterly Disclosure of PTSD Records

(Wash., D.C.) Last week, the U.S. District Court in Connecticut approved a settlement in Vietnam Veterans of America et al v. Dept. of Defense et al., a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by the…

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August 27, 2015

Initial VA Claims Backlog Reduced; Errors and Appeals on the Rise

(Washington, D.C.)—Vietnam Veterans of America recognizes that the Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration has reduced the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims. “However, ” said John Rowan, National President...

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August 3, 2015

John Rowan to Serve Sixth Term As National President of Vietnam Veterans of America

(Washington, D.C.)--John Rowan was reelected to a sixth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) on July 24, at the organization’s 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois. Rowan, who was elected to…

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July 17, 2015

Vietnam Veterans of America 17th National Convention Opening Event: Wreath Laying at the Old State Capital in Springfield

(Washington, D.C.)--The first formal event of Vietnam Veterans of America’s biennial 17th National Convention in Springfield, Illinois, will take place on Tuesday afternoon, July 21, at 2:30 p.m., when VVA’s national officers join with the…

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July 13, 2015

Renowned Surgeon Dr. Timothy Miller to be Honored at Vietnam Veterans of America’s 17th National Convention

(Washington, D.C.)––Dr. Timothy Miller, one of the nation’s most renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Excellence in the Sciences Award on Saturday night, July 25, at VVA’s 17th biennial…

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