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Nov 09, 2017, 12:44 ET VVA: Carper Introduces Bill to Eliminate Education Loophole that Robs Our Military, Veterans, and American Taxpayers

"Today, the senior Senator from Delaware, Tom Carper, unveiled the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act of 2017. When this eminently...


Jan 29, 2017, 19:25 ET VVA Urges President to Make Exception for Iraqi and Afghan Interpreters

"We're disturbed to hear that Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who worked alongside our troops through our nation's longest wars are being prevented...


Sep 13, 2016, 08:30 ET All Veterans With PTSD Deserve Care

"Today, with less than one percent of our nation's citizens serving in our Armed Forces, it is a true travesty of justice that those who are...


Sep 09, 2016, 11:21 ET Press Advisory: Support The Fairness For Veterans Act

Vietnam Veterans of America is hosting a Press Conference with a coalition of dozens of veterans organizations regarding the need for Congress to...


Jun 03, 2016, 12:29 ET VVA Applauds Navy Sec. Mabus for Implementing Protections for Sailors and Marines with Invisible Wounds of War

"We are encouraged by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus's recent policy directive aimed at increasing protections for Sailors and Marines suffering as...


Jun 18, 2015, 08:56 ET VVA Applauds VA Secretary McDonald's Decision to Allow for Benefits for Air Force Personnel Exposed to Agent Orange-contaminated C-123 Aircraft

"Vietnam Veterans of America applauds VA Secretary Bob McDonald for doing the right thing for C-123 crew members who were exposed to Agent Orange,"...


Apr 16, 2015, 10:15 ET VA Turns Back on C-123 Crews Poisoned by Toxic Herbicides, States Vietnam Veterans of America

Today, the US Department of Veterans Affairs turned their back on reservists who suffer from disabilities as a result of their exposure on...


Apr 16, 2015, 07:15 ET Senators Moran and Blumenthal, Representatives Benishek and Honda Introduce New Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

"It's bad enough that veterans have had to bear the cross of exposure to toxic agents during our military service," said Vietnam Veterans of America...


Mar 23, 2015, 08:00 ET VA Continues to Deny Justice To C-123 Crews Exposed to Dioxin

"It is an outrage that the VA, in effect, is continuing to deny these veterans justice," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of...


Nov 19, 2014, 07:37 ET VVA National President States Strong Support For H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act

Representatives Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into...


May 15, 2014, 03:04 ET VVA Calls for Oversight and Thorough Review of VA Hospital Managers and Administrative Staff

"Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is pleased to learn that President Obama is assigning White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors to oversee the...


Apr 08, 2014, 04:00 ET Press Advisory: S.1602, The Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act

Vietnam Veterans of America to hold Agent Orange Briefing on Thursday, April 10, 2014. WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building WHEN: Thursday, April...


Nov 08, 2013, 12:29 ET VVA to Pull Out All Stops to Enact New Toxic Exposure Legislation

"Among the so-called invisible wounds of war are those brought home by troops that may not manifest for a decade or more," said John Rowan, National...


Jan 30, 2013, 07:50 ET VVA Supports Nomination of Hagel as Secretary of Defense; Calls for Quick Confirmation

"Vietnam Veterans of America fully and unequivocally stands in support of the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense," said John...


Mar 22, 2012, 01:01 ET Newly Disclosed Records Reveal Hundreds More Illegal Personality Disorder Discharges; VVA Finds Navy and Air Force Worst Offenders

Since 2008, the Department of Defense (DoD) has illegally discharged hundreds of veterans on the alleged basis of personality disorder (PD), denying...


Feb 25, 2012, 06:00 ET VVA to VA: Make Agent Orange Aircraft Crews Eligible for Care and Disability Compensation

"Vietnam Veterans of America holds true that crews who flew the C-123K aircraft contaminated with Agent Orange should be acknowledged by your...


Feb 16, 2012, 02:25 ET Vietnam Veterans of America Enraged by FOX Network Liz Trotta's Commentary On Sexual Assault in the Military

"Vietnam Veterans of America is enraged by the comments of FOX Network's Liz Trotta, who, in a February 12 edition of America's News HQ, challenged...


Nov 04, 2011, 02:11 ET Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold Agent Orange Town Hall November 5th at Penn State Beaver Campus

On November 5, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America will hold an Agent Orange Town Hall meeting to discuss the birth defects, cancers,...


Jul 26, 2011, 09:29 ET Budget Cuts Must Not Impact Veterans Programs

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) was one of the key veterans and military organizations present at a briefing at the White House late Tuesday...


Jul 20, 2011, 05:16 ET Sen. Coburn to Vietnam Veterans: No More Agent Orange Claims

"Sooner or later, some senator or congressman was going to target benefits earned by veterans," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam...


Mar 30, 2011, 01:23 ET Statement by John Rowan, VVA National President on "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day"

Today has been designated as "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" by a resolution of Congress, thanks in no small measure to the efforts of Senator...


Mar 30, 2011, 01:21 ET VVA President Warns: Don't Balance the Budget on Veterans, But Do Focus on How the VA Spends the Funding It Gets

John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), told a congressional hearing today, "Just because veterans, and our families,...


Jun 14, 2010, 07:00 ET Statement by VVA President John Rowan: VVA Supports the Decision by VA Secretary to Declare Various Diseases Presumptive Under Agent Orange/Dioxin Rules and Calls on the President and Congress to Fund AO/D Research Now, and Not Wait for an Army to Die

There have been reports in the media recently in which some, including Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), seem to question the legitimacy of service-connected...


May 28, 2010, 05:12 ET Memorial Day Message From VVA National President John Rowan

All across our great nation, we will gather over Memorial Day weekend to honor the memories of our fallen, those who have made the supreme sacrifice...


Apr 01, 2010, 05:01 ET VVA Welcomes VA's Response to Rehabilitation Act

On February 24, 2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), the United Spinal Association, and the Veterans Law Section of the Federal Bar Association...