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Chapter 1048 Helps Florida Classroom Understand the Vietnam War

April 5, 2016

Seven members of the Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 helped teacher Chase Tramont tell the story of sacrifice made by nearly 58, 000 Americans in the Vietnam War. At Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange,…

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Quad Cities Chapter 299 Honors Fallen Veterans

March 31, 2016

The Quad Cities Chapter 299 joined in many others throughout the United States in honoring Vietnam Veterans just days before the National Vietnam Veterans Day. Nearly 150 people attended the service Chapter 299 put on…

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Members of Chapter 1048 Recognized

March 29, 2016

Vietnam Veterans of America Daytona Beach Chapter 1048 members Director Robert Bendlin (USN) (l), Vice President Rod Phillips (USArmyAirborne) and Chapter 1048 AVVA President George Reagan (USAF) (r) received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in…

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Chapter 310 and Chapter 528 Reach Out

March 22, 2016

Members of Washtenaw County, Michigan, Chapter 310 and Plymouth-Canton, Michigan, Chapter 528 , along with several other local veterans groups, paid a Christmas cheering visit to patients at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center December…

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Chapter 196 Joins the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

March 22, 2016

In Lynchburg, Stanley E. Taylor Chapter 196 , along with several other local veterans groups, agreed to join the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, formerly known as the Chamber of Commerce. By doing so, chapter members…

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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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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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