Articles Related to VVA

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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Economic Opportunities Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

Public Affairs Resolution P-7 requires that each committee report annually to the membership on its progress in implementing the organization’s resolutions. Here is a progress report on the resolutions of the Economic Opportunities Committee. Please…

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Chapter 1054 Restores the Pride

March 17, 2016

Five years ago a handful of Vietnam veterans got together and decided it was time to organize a local chapter. A goal of 35 members was set to meet the minimum required by VVA. Some…

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A Year of Expansion for Chapter 111

March 17, 2016

The members of Western Massachusetts  Chapter 111  had a very busy 2015. March: The chapter held the first of two bingo nights at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. Paul Chrzan organized the event, with support…

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March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

Submitted by Richard Weidman, VVA Executive Director for Policy and Government Affairs, before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee regarding S, 2633, S. 2646, S.2473 and Draft legislation on Title 38 US Code on appointment, compensation,…

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