Programs

VVA testimony supporting passage of H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

August 1, 2018

Chairman Isakson, Ranking Member Tester, and your distinguished colleagues of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) wants to thank you for your stellar efforts on behalf of veterans of all eras.…

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Veterans Health Care May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY CAROL BAKER, CHAIR The Veterans Health Care Committee met on April 13 during the Board of Directors quarterly meeting. Committee meetings are open to all VVA members and are held on Friday evenings from…

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Veterans Incarcerated & in the Justice System May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR Gabriel sang a song for us. Gabriel is not an angel. He is a veteran incarcerated at the newly created Veterans Dormitory at Rikers Island in New York City. No one…

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Women Veterans Committee Update May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY KATE O’HARE-PALMER, CHAIR According to the last study by Service Women’s Action Network, the top priorities for women veterans include mental health, financial stability, and connecting to a community of fellow women veterans. Their…

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PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Update May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY THOMAS C. HALL, PH.D., CHAIR Accountability, it has been said, is “the glue that ties commitment to results.” The PTSD/SA Committee is committed to accountability from the VA to achieve the best possible results…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The Minority Affairs Committee continues to prepare for our diversity seminar at the Leadership & Education Conference in July. It promises to be an educational piece for all veterans, more so…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR The committee met during the April VVA BOD meeting to discuss several issues. I am thrilled to see that more “Faces” meetings are going on all over the country through VVA…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update March/April 2018

April 17, 2018

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR At the 2017 Convention the committee went over the fourteen resolutions on the books and made basic word changes. I will report on the most pertinent. AO-1 Research on Agent Orange…

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Angola Vets Against Drugs

April 16, 2018

'Angola Vets Against drugs' is a brief look at the heartbreaking cost of drug and alcohol abuse as seen through the eyes of incarcerated American veterans. Many of the veterans in Louisiana State Penitentiary (also…

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Veterans Health Council Statement before FDA Committee

March 27, 2018

Maureen Elias, Assistant Director, Veterans Health Council: My Personal Story to the FDA on Accidental Addiction.  Good afternoon. Thank you for allowing me time to share my personal story about opioids with you.

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