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PTSD & Substance Abuse Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

There is much more work to be done in 2016 and 2017. Access to treatments for PTSD continues to fall behind need at the VA. Suicide by veterans and active duty personnel continues to increase.…

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POW/MIA Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

PM-3 Declassification of Information and Diligent Effort: The POW/MIA Committee monitors the actions of the National Declassification Center. More than 530 cubic feet (598 boxes) containing records of various Army commands and secret correspondences have…

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Jerry Yamamoto, Chair

Minority Affairs Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

The Minority Affairs Committee has twelve Convention Resolutions it actively supports. These resolutions recognize the contributions of Vietnam veterans who are ethnic minorities from all areas of the world. The committee appreciates their decision to participate in…

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Membership Affairs Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

The Membership Affairs Committee, as required by Public Affairs Resolution P-7, provides this yearly report to the membership. M-2 Communication Among VVA’s Organizational Levels: The national office must reply to all communications from state councils…

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Homeless Veterans Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

HV-1 Homeless Veterans as a “Special Needs Population”: The committee feels that, with the current push on the VA Five-Year Plan to End Veteran Homelessness, it is seeing a fair share of money going into veteran…

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Government Affairs Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

G-7 Service Connection for Hepatitis C:  There has been little that the committee can do to promote this. However, they have fought for VA funding to purchase the new drug, Harvoni, so that hundreds, if not thousands,…

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Agent Orange Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

AO-1 Research on Agent Orange/Dioxin Effects: The final update of Vietnam and Agent Orange, 2014 , is anticipated.  VVA continues to gain cosponsors for H.R.1769 and S.901, the Toxic Exposure Research Act, which directs the…

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