Programs

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Chapter 1116 Works on Suicide Prevention

February 22, 2017

Chapter 1116 is working with the Disabled American Veterans in Morganton, NC to offer a suicide prevention workshop. The two groups will be using the training from the QPR Institute, which stands for “Question, Persuade,…

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Remembering the First Release of POWs

February 16, 2017

February 12th marked the 44th anniversary of the first release of American Prisoners of War, POWs, in Vietnam. Vietnam Veterans of America continues to be instrumental in recognizing the issues surrounding POW/MIAs and in identifying…

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Chapter 689’s Year in Review

February 15, 2017

Incarcerated Chapter 689 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola had a productive year in 2016. Among other things, the chapter donated some $28,000 to local charities, including a hospice, churches, and a disaster relief…

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Chapter 890 Fundraises for Dental Health

February 13, 2017

Recently, Chapter 890 and several other veteran service organizations raised money through a golf scramble in Sandpoint, ID. A fourth of the gold scramble’s proceeds were donated to Kaniksu Dental Health, which serves veterans who…

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Chapter 1065 Participates in Charity Relay

February 6, 2017

Chapter 1065 recently participated in a community service activity, 'Relay for Life: Fighting Cancer from Within' at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, CA . Members of the chapter presented the colors resulting in an…

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Chapter 1078 Replaces Wildfire Victim’s Purple Heart

January 27, 2017

Friday was an emotional day in Sevierville, TN for Jim Cogdill, a disabled Vietnam veteran. The motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America is “never again will one generation of vets abandon another.” Jim Cogdill,…

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Chapter 907 Supports Scholarship Fund

January 26, 2017

Chapter 907 donated $2, 000 to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation’s Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship Fund in Gardner, MA . The chapter has been supporting the scholarship for several years. The scholarship also serves to…

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Photo illustration produced by the U.S. Navy supporting the Suicide Prevention program urging Sailors to speak up and seek guidance. Sailors throughout the fleet are encouraged to work together as commands,    units,    installations or other groups to recognize suicidal tendencies and behavior and act to prevent it. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest/Released)

Chapter 227 Prevents Eviction During Holidays

January 18, 2017

Prompt action and a grant by Chapter 227 prevented the eviction of a woman veteran from the apartment she shares with her three children in Arlington, VA  just before Christmas. The financial emergency was due…

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Photo illustration produced by the U.S. Navy supporting the Suicide Prevention program urging Sailors to speak up and seek guidance. Sailors throughout the fleet are encouraged to work together as commands,    units,    installations or other groups to recognize suicidal tendencies and behavior and act to prevent it. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest/Released)

Chapter 933 Awards Scholarship

January 3, 2017

Fresno, California, Chapter 933 recently presented its annual $500 scholarship award to Harry Khattavong, who came to this country with his family from Laos. The young man served for three years in the U.S. Army…

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Chapter 827 Pauses to Remember POW/MIAs

December 28, 2016

Members of Herkimer, NY , Chapter 827 took part in a POW/MIA Recognition ceremony in Myers Park, in which chapter members David Teall and Edward Przydatek took turns with other veterans reading the names of…

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