Articles Related to Agent Orange

May 28, 2021

VVA Applauds Swift Action of VA Secretary in Adding Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism to list Agent Orange-recognized Diseases

(Washington, D.C.) --“VVA applauds VA Secretary Denis McDonough for his decision to immediately implement provisions of the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116-283) by adding bladder cancer,…

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Chapter 704 Says New Memorial Is on the Way

March 23, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 704 says that construction of a proposed Vietnam veterans war memorial in the Cayuga County county city of Brutus, N.Y., is underway. The pieces of black granite set to form the…

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Chapter 944 Lobbies to Expand Agent Orange Coverages

March 9, 2020

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 944 joined elected officials Feb. 17 in Utica, N.Y., to call for additional Agent Orange health care benefits. The VA currently recognizes more than a dozen illnesses as diseases…

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Chapter 20 Member Needs New Kidney

February 25, 2020

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20 member Rodney L. Dutton of Canandaigua, N.Y., is in need of a new kidney. An active member of the chapter as well as the VFW, the Disabled American Veterans and…

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Chapter 885’s Morris Leads Veterans Day Parade

November 25, 2019

Retired Capt. Ken Morris and other U.S. Coast Guard veterans served as Grand Marshals in the third annual Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade in downtown Wilmington. Capt. Morris is one of only about 8,000 Coast…

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Chapter 1046 Holds Agent Orange Town Hall

August 12, 2019

Anthony “Tony” G. D’Aleo, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) and president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1046, keynoted an Agent Orange Town Hall last week at the University of North Florida (UNF). The Community Hospice…

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Chapter 1051 Hosts Agent Orange Town Hall

May 31, 2019

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1051 held a town hall meeting in London, Ky., recently, to discuss the health problems related to Agent Orange exposure that can affect veterans and their families. Chapter President David Cowherd and…

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May 14, 2019

VVA Applauds House Veterans Affairs Leadership for Introduction of H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

(Washington, D.C.) -- “On the eve of the House vote on H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, VVA applauds Veterans Affairs Chair Mark Takano (D-CA) and Ranking Member Dr. Phil…

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March 6, 2019

VVA National President/CEO Testifies Before Joint House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

(Washington, D.C.)-- Vietnam Veterans of America National President/CEO, John Rowan, will present VVA’s 2019 legislative priorities and policy initiatives before the joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. Joining VVA at the…

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February 6, 2019

Alfred Procopio, Jr., v. Robert Wilkie: What Does This Mean for You?

(Washington, D.C.)--On January 29, in a 9-2 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of the veteran in Alfred Procopio, Jr., v. Robert Wilkie, finding the intent of Congress…

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