Programs

VA Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin

Shulkin’s Ten-Point Plans Examined

May 19, 2017

Several plans are underway to improve the experience at the VA throughout the country. (more…)

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Fallen Soldier Battle Cross

Search for Casualties

May 12, 2017

If you were present at these engagements, you may be able to provide details that will locate enemy casualties. Contact the Veterans Initiative at vi@vva.org All information is confidential. * On February 22, 1969, enemy…

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Chapter 157

Chapter 157 Helps Rename Street for MIA Service Member

April 25, 2017

The Thomas A. Mangino Chapter 157 spearheaded efforts to have a portion of Main Street in Alliance, OH to be renamed Thomas A. Mangino Memorial Parkway, after the local MIA Vietnam veteran. The date of…

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Chapter 290 Lures

Chapter 290 Lures Agent Orange Research

April 24, 2017

Chapter 290 is selling special fishing lures to raise funds for Agent Orange research. (more…)

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VVAVet Medical Advances

Medical Advances from the Vietnam War

April 18, 2017

Injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars can give credit to the medical personnel of earlier wars, including the Vietnam War, for their care and recovery. Surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other staff advanced medical…

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Chapter 290

Chapter 290 Funds Agent Orange Awareness Program

April 12, 2017

Central Minnesota Chapter 290 in St. Cloud, MN hosted a new fundraising event in January called Ribs and Rock. The proceeds will help fund the chapter’s two main programs: educational efforts on the Vietnam War…

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Toxic Exposure Research Act P.L. 114-315

April 7, 2017

On December 16, 2016, the President signed into law H.R. 6416, the Jeff Miller/Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care/Benefits Improvement Act of 2016, language  from S.901, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015, VVA highest legislative…

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Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans

Chapter 1071 Honors Ashes of Abandoned Veterans

March 28, 2017

Since October 2015, Chapter 1071 of Lakewood, CO has been in the process of analyzing, identifying and honoring the cremated remains of over 100 veterans from World War II, the Korea War, and the Vietnam War,…

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Veteran Service Dogs

Chapter 850 Makes Donation to Train Service Dogs

March 22, 2017

Chapter 850 of Kent County, DE recently donated $10,000 to Rebuilding Warriors to continue training service dogs for veterans. Rebuilding Warriors provides trained and socialized service/companion dogs to disabled veterans and veterans battling PTSD/TBI. Training…

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PTSD

PTSD & Compassion Fatigue

March 21, 2017

“Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.’” — L.R. Knost Small encounters can lead to momentous changes. In Vietnam Marine Cpl. Charles Figley began visiting children in his off hours…

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