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Economic Opportunities Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

As a member of a national organization such as VVA, opportunities present themselves that normally would not be available. Two recent veterans events demonstrate how important it is to be involved in your local community.…

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Public Affairs Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

Last issue, we reported that the committee had presented a motion, passed by the BOD, to remove the term “Vietnam-era veteran” from all VVA documents and publications. It has become apparent, though, that the task…

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Women Veterans Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

During the Women Veterans Committee meeting, Dr. Kathryn Magruder presented results from the VA National Retrospective Health Study for Vietnam Women Veterans. More than five thousand women who served in Vietnam, other places in Southeast…

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PTSD & Substance Abuse Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

In March the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School published the report, Underserved: How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper…

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POW/MIA Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

There remain 1, 621 missing from the Vietnam War. Since 1975, 962 men have been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) recently accounted for Sgt. 1st Class Alan L. Boyer, Special Forces, listed…

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Minority Affairs Committee Update May/June 2016

May 31, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee has established its goals for the new fiscal year. Despite our meager budget, we will try to extend our efforts across the country using the talents of our committee members in…

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Women Veterans Committee Update March/April 2016

March 21, 2016

WV-2 Medical Treatment of Women Veterans by VA: The VA has made many innovations and improvements over the past thirty years, but concerns remain about its services to women veterans. The committee has stressed that women…

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Veterans Health Care Committee Update March/April 2016

March 21, 2016

The Veterans Health Care Committee is a coordinating committee that includes the chairs of other VVA standing committees, the Veterans Health Council, and members interested in veterans’ health issues. Whenever legislative action is needed to…

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update March/April 2016

March 18, 2016

VB-1 Judicial Review: Veterans are able to hire a private attorney or claims agent at any point during the claims process. However, a contingency fee agreement is allowed only after the filing of a Notice…

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Public Affairs Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

The committee met in October 2015 and January 2016. Its discussions focused on the importance of public affairs in chapters and state councils. The Public Affairs Committee plays an integral role in every part of Vietnam…

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