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Four Decades Later: Vietnam Veterans and PTSD
On March 25, 1973, the role of overt American intervention in the Republic of Vietnam ended. On May 7, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford proclaimed the end of the “Vietnam era.” Nearly a decade later, Congress asked the VA Administrator to conduct “a comprehensive study of the prevalence and incidence in the population of Vietnam veterans of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychological problems in readjusting to civilian life.” That study, funded by the VA and based on independent peer review, became known as the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS). Its findings became the empirical basis for many…
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Photo illustration produced by the U.S. Navy supporting the Suicide Prevention program urging Sailors to speak up and seek guidance. Sailors throughout the fleet are encouraged to work together as commands, units, installations or other groups to recognize suicidal tendencies and behavior and act to prevent it. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Rose Forest/Released)
Chapter 227 Prevents Eviction During Holidays
Prompt action and a grant by Chapter 227 prevented the eviction of a woman veteran…

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Women Veterans Committee Update November/December 2016
VVA supports S.2921, The Veterans First Act, which includes the Toxic Exposure Research Act of…

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Chapter 827 Pauses to Remember POW/MIAs
Members of Herkimer, NY, Chapter 827 took part in a POW/MIA Recognition ceremony in Myers…

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Veterans Against Drugs Committee Update November/December 2016
Since 2001 Veterans Against Drugs has had a working partnership with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions…

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POW/MIA Affairs Committee Update November/December 2016
There remain 1,618 missing from the Vietnam War, unchanged since June 9, 2016. On August…

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Jerry Yamamoto, Chair
Call For Nominations for Diversity Award
The Minority Affairs Committee is requesting nominations from the Vietnam Veterans of America membership for…

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