Programs

Kate O'Hare-Palmer, Women Veterans Committee Chair

Women Veterans Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Women Veterans Committee aim to work on distributing more information on MST claims; getting to know more of the members’ history; providing details on how someone can become a special advisor; and connecting more…

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

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee have plans to work for veterans in our nation's prisons and to create and improve Veteran Treatment Courts.  (more…)

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Dave Simmons, Veterans Against Drugs Committee Chair

Veterans Against Drugs Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

Much of the Veterans Against Drugs Committee recent activities are focused on prevention efforts among youth.  (more…)

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

PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee has been active with suicide prevention town halls throughout the country.  (more…)

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Gumersindo Gomez, Minority Affairs Committee Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Minority Affairs Committee is starting the new administration preparing plans for the new tenure, and including a greater diversity of veterans.  (more…)

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Maynard Kaderlik, Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Chair

Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Agent Orange and Dioxin Committee has spent the latter part of 2017 involved in activities such as advocating for legislation and awareness, holding town hall meetings, and other activities.  (more…)

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Chapter 17 Las Vegas Nevada

Chapter 17 Donating Wheelchairs

January 16, 2018

VVA Chapter 17 is donating its surplus of wheelchairs and other assistive items to Las Vegas, Nevada-area veterans in need.  (more…)

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Chapter 628

Chapter 628 Donates Generously to Bluefield Union Mission

January 12, 2018

VVA Chapter 628 of Princeton, West Virginia facilitated a generous food and monetary donation to Bluefield Union Mission to cover families in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas.  (more…)

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Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Congratulations to 2 Members Named to Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

January 9, 2018

Blanche Aviles Casey, of VVA Chapter 930 in Xenia, Ohio and David W. Taylor, of VVA Chapter 385 in Medina, Ohio were among the Class of 2017 honorees to the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. …

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POW/MIA Flag

POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update November/December 2017

January 5, 2018

According to the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency (DPAA), as of October 17 there were 1,602 still missing from the Vietnam War.  (more…)

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