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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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Chapter 910 Christmas We Missed
Chapter 910 Members Recall Christmas During the War
VVA Chapter 910 hosted its annual ‘Christmas We Missed’ event Corpus Christi, TX to reflect…

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Kate O'Hare-Palmer, Women Veterans Committee Chair
Women Veterans Committee Update November/December 2017
The Women Veterans Committee aim to work on distributing more information on MST claims; getting…

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Dominick Yezzo, Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Chair
Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update November/December 2017
The Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee have plans to work for veterans…

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Dave Simmons, Veterans Against Drugs Committee Chair
Veterans Against Drugs Committee Update November/December 2017
Much of the Veterans Against Drugs Committee recent activities are focused on prevention efforts among…

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Thomas C. Hall, Ph. D., PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Chair
PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Update November/December 2017
The PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee has been active with suicide prevention town halls throughout the country. …

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Gumersindo Gomez, Minority Affairs Committee Chair
Minority Affairs Committee Update November/December 2017
The Minority Affairs Committee is starting the new administration preparing plans for the new tenure,…

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