Agent Orange

Chapter 391 Celebrates 30 Years

September 13, 2018

VVA Chapter 391 in Sonora, Calif., celebrated its 30th anniversary this week. Veteran Frank Smart saw the need for a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association in Tuolumne County, and requested information. The paperwork…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update July/August 2018

September 1, 2018

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR We have been very busy with Agent Orange town hall meetings all over the country. It is very important to continue having more of these meetings as we owe it to…

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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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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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Maynard Kaderlik, Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Chair

Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR Legislation moves very slowly unless legislators want something passed quickly. I find it very sad seeing the pace legislation moves for Vietnam veterans and their families. Decisions on presumptives based on…

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Maynard Kaderlik, Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Chair

Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Agent Orange and Dioxin Committee has spent the latter part of 2017 involved in activities such as advocating for legislation and awareness, holding town hall meetings, and other activities.  (more…)

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VA Secretary Statement on AO Presumptive Condition and Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans

November 2, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America Legislative Update   November 2, 2017   Today’s statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Agent Orange Presumptive Condition.  https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/includes/viewPDF.cfm?id=3967   Also, today  the House Committee on Veterans Affairs full committee…

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Agent Orange

Chapter 896 Fundraises for Silver Rose

November 2, 2017

The Lawrence G. Brown Memorial Chapter 896 recently co-sponsored a fundraiser for a Silver Rose Monument in Endicott, NY for veterans who were afflicted by exposure to Agent Orange.  (more…)

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H.R. 299 Blue Water Navy bill scheduled for markup by HVAC on Nov 2

November 1, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America Legislative Update November 1, 2017 House Veterans Affairs Committee votes on passage of H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 Thanks to your grassroots advocacy on November…

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