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Kate O'Hare-Palmer, Women Veterans Committee Chair

Women Veterans Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY KATE O’HARE-PALMER, CHAIR These past few months we have been working on a report with VVA’s Veterans Health Committee and its Subcommittee on the Aging Veteran Experience to review the effects of the COVID-19…

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

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR What follows is a letter I sent in July to an inmate at the Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City, Nevada: I receive hundreds of letters from veteran inmates. I…

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Veterans Health Care September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY CHUCK BYERS, CHAIR These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it…

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

PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY THOMAS C. HALL, PH.D., CHAIR As the chair of VVA’s National PTSD and Substance Abuse Committee, I, and other mental health experts, have relied on guidance from the Department of Defense’s Center for the…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY GRANT COATES, CHAIR The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on July 14 that U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Alva R. Krogman, 25, who was killed during the Vietnam War, had been accounted for the…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY GUMERSINDO GOMEZ, CHAIR The Minority Affairs Committee would like to share with you an article that the VVA Veterans Benefits team put together concerning minority veterans. It has taken a pandemic, murders, riots, and…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR I hope all VVA members and staff and their families are well during these uncertain times. Recently I received an email from a veteran who wanted to know when the VA…

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Government Affairs Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY PETE PETERSON, CHAIR Before you can fix the problem, you must first find out what caused the problem. Race problems have existed since biblical times, yet we in America think that we can solve…

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Kate O'Hare-Palmer, Women Veterans Committee Chair

Women Veterans Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY KATE O’HARE-PALMER, CHAIR The world has taken many turns since the last Women Veterans Committee column was written. The COVID-19 pandemic and its shelter-in-place orders have affected us all. Our condolences go out to…

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

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR It’s not over. There was a lull in the number of infections, but now in several states there is a surge in the number of infected people. What occurs in the…

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