Programs

Minority Affairs Committee Update November/December 2018

February 21, 2019

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The Minority Affairs Committee seminar at the Leadership & Education Conference in Palm Springs was a great success. We hope to present information from it in future issues of The Veteran…

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Kate O'Hare-Palmer, Women Veterans Committee Chair

Women Veterans Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY KATE O’HARE-PALMER, CHAIR This issue of The VVA Veteran profiles some of the many women veterans in VVA and other public arenas who have helped over the past forty-plus years furthering legislation at national,…

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Dominick Yezzo, Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Chair

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR In 2019 there will be transition and change. We will vote on proposals to dismantle VVA or transition VVA into a new national Veterans Service Organization. I encourage you to vote…

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Thomas C. Hall, Ph. D., PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Chair

PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY THOMAS C. HALL, Ph.D., CHAIR On a recent beautiful Midwest afternoon, I attended my PTSD support group at our local VA outpatient facility. Approximately seventy people attended. The gathering started in the usual way,…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), 1,592 remain missing from the Vietnam War. The Vietnamese Government transferred three sets of remains believed to be those…

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Homeless Veterans Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY SANDY MILLER, CHAIR As we begin another year, the committee continues to work on legislative issues regarding the plight of homeless veterans. Many changes in the VA Grant & Per Diem program have taken…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR November and December were busy. Along with VVA staff, I attended a meeting in D.C. held by the NASEM on Veterans and Agent Orange Update 10-2014. Also in December nine people…

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Chapter 1073 Packs Duffels for Homeless Vets

February 8, 2019

In December, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1073 in Morristown, Tenn., assembled homemade duffel bags with toiletries for homeless veterans at the Mountain Home Veterans Administration Medical Center in Johnson City. The hand-sewn bags —…

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VVA Facebook Live Event: VA Programs to End Homelessness

February 5, 2019

February 12, 2019 | 2 p.m. EST   February 12 – The key to ending Veteran homelessness starts with VA   Are you a Veteran who needs a place to call home? Or do you know a…

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Chapter 1051 to Host Agent Orange Town Hall

January 16, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1051 will host a town hall meeting on Agent Orange in Bardstown, Ky., on Jan 25 for Vietnam veterans and their families. The group has held Agent Orange meetings in Elizabethtown,…

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