Programs

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 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 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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Women Veterans Committee Update November/December 2016

December 29, 2016

VVA supports S.2921, The Veterans First Act, which includes the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015. However, it still needs more cosponsors. As all of us who have had illnesses resulting from toxic exposure during…

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POW/MIA flag

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 more…

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Veterans Against Drugs Committee Update November/December 2016

December 28, 2016

Since 2001 Veterans Against Drugs has had a working partnership with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). This relationship has helped us showcase the VAD program and receive important and timely information on drug…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update November/December 2016

December 22, 2016

There remain 1,618 missing from the Vietnam War, unchanged since June 9, 2016. On August 2-4 a meeting was held in Hawaii between a Lao delegation headed by H.E. Khoata Phaliouong, Director General of Europe…

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Jerry Yamamoto, Chair

Call For Nominations for Diversity Award

December 5, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee is requesting nominations from the Vietnam Veterans of America membership for the VVA National Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Award. VVA's Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Award recognizes outstanding achievements by an individual,…

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Ch 377 POWMIA Watchfire

Chapter 377 Held 26th Annual POW/MIA Watch Fire

December 2, 2016

Under a full moon, Finger Lakes (NY) Chapter 377 held its 26th Watch Fire on the beach of Myers Point Park in Lansing. The fire was dedicated to Marine Corps Pvt. Frank Penna from Canastota, N.Y.,…

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Thanksgiving meal

Chapter 499 Sponsors Thanksgiving for Homeless Veterans

December 1, 2016

Through the Veterans Transition House in New Bedford, MA, Chapter 499 helped deliver meals and sent Thanksgiving Day greetings to veterans or their spouses. The Veterans Transition House was founded by a group of Vietnam…

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Dear Obama Trump

An Open Letter to the President and the President-Elect

November 29, 2016

November 30th, 2016 Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Honorable Donald J. Trump President-elect of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear…

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