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March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016

Presented by Richard Weidman, VVA Executive Director for Policy & Government Affairs, before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittees on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Oversight & Investigation regarding “Twenty Five Years After the Persian…

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Chapter 960 Honors Firefighters

March 15, 2016

Manning, SC Chapter 960 recently honored two courageous firefighters, Lt.  Michael Cothran and Gene Morris. These men exemplified heroism when they rescued people trapped in a van that was moving through water last year. There…

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Chapter 596 Donates to Veterans Home in Knoxville

March 15, 2016

Edward G. Sharpe Chapter 596 in Cleveland joined in efforts with members of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25 to improve the Ben Atchley Tennessee State Veterans Home in Knoxville. Together the two groups donated…

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Chapter 955 Helps the Storm-Ravaged

March 8, 2016

The Michael P. Callahan Chapter 955 in Wildwood , along with its partner, American Legion Post 184 in Wildwood, recently recognized that there was a desperate need for local relief assistance. After the blizzard at…

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Vietnam Memorial to be Completed October 2017 in Texas

February 25, 2016

Local VVA Chapters are not the only ones who are interested in memorializing those who fought to protect the country. In Killeen, TX, a local business owner, Sandra Skinner,  challenged the community to donate to…

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PTSD & Substance Abuse Committee Update January/February 2016

February 19, 2016

VVA’s Committee on PTSD and Substance Abuse recognizes—and will do what they can to help—the underserved and under-publicized struggles damaging their sisters-in-arms. The realities of PTSD and Military Sexual Trauma, the ravages of substance abuse, and the…

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POW/MIA Committee Update January/February 2016

February 19, 2016

The list of missing and unaccounted-for U.S. personnel from the Vietnam War numbers 1, 624 as of Jan. 6, 2016. For various reasons, including wishes of the families, DOD announcements are often delayed far beyond…

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Membership Affairs Committee Update January/February 2016

February 19, 2016

Having reached their goal of 75, 000 members at the Convention in July, the Membership Affairs Committee’s next two-year goal was 78, 000. What they did not foresee was how successful the Life Membership Sale would…

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Veterans Against Drugs Ice Skating Event

February 19, 2016

Silver Spring, MD, where the VVA National Headquarters is located, has suffered for many years with a growth of Drug Abuse and Violence. The Veteran Against Drugs is a VVA Community Service Program.The VAD Task Force…

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Working Together: VVA Chapters and State Councils Fulfill a Last Request

February 18, 2016

When his wife, Sheri, telephoned VVA Oregon State Council President Ron Morgan to explain that her husband’s final wish was to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery, Morgan knew he had to…

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