Agent Orange

Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update July/August 2021

July 15, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR Since my last column, some things have been moving along. The AO Committee had a Zoom meeting April 8 and discussed important issues for veterans and their children. We came up…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update May/June 2021

June 28, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR First, a correction: In the last issue I reported that legislation had been passed that removed the one-year cut-off date for chloracne, acute/subacute peripheral neuropathy, and cutanea tarda. I was premature…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update March/April 2021

March 29, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR We hope that with a new presidential administration veterans will be taken care of more quickly. We are grateful for the issues the previous administration resolved. Three presumptives were attached to…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update January/February 2021

February 6, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR With the override of President Trump’s veto, the National Defense Authorization Act became law. Included in it is recognition—finally—of three presumptive illnesses associated with exposure to Agent Orange. The AO Committee…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update November/December 2020

November 25, 2020

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR This column is short and to the point. In the last issue I described the confusion the VA has created with P.L.114-315, the kids’ law. The committee has met on this…

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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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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR With the pandemic much has changed, but there’s not much movement for veterans as far as the four presumptives. We have waited more than four years for the VA Secretary to…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR November and December were busy. Along with VVA staff, I attended a meeting in D.C. held by the NASEM on Veterans and Agent Orange Update 10-2014. Also in December nine people…

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Chapter 1051 to Host Agent Orange Town Hall

January 16, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1051 will host a town hall meeting on Agent Orange in Bardstown, Ky., on Jan 25 for Vietnam veterans and their families. The group has held Agent Orange meetings in Elizabethtown,…

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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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