Agent Orange

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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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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