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  • 11/20/2014 - VVA Presiden John Rowan Speaks Out About Agent Orange
    On November 19, at 2:00 p.m., in testimony before the Subcommittee on Health of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, VVA National President John Rowan expressed VVA's strong support for H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act.
  • 11/20/2014 - Operation Holidays Still Going Strong
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 583 of Alpena, Michigan started Operation Holidays in 1991 as a way to give back to their community. On November 22 the chapter will begin delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need and the next phase of the program is Operation Toys for Kids.
  • 11/19/2014 - Scholarships for Seniors
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 303 in Columbia, South Carolina is offering a $500 scholarship to seniors.
  • 11/17/2014 - VVA President Honored
    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz recently honored three borough veterans for their continued advocacy on behalf of the nations military service members. President of Vietnam Veterans of America John Rowan was one of the recipients of a citation of honor.
  • 11/14/2014 - VVA Chapter 999 Honors Korean War Veterans
    On Veterans Day, thirty-five U.S. veterans of the Korean War were honored with a breakfast and program hosted by the Mesquite Veterans Center and the Eureka Casino Resort. VVA Chapter 999 of Mesquite, Minnesota helped plan the event.
  • 11/14/2014 - VVA Chapter 991 Donates Flag to School
    On Saturday, November 8, the American Freedom Museum dedicated its newest exhibit, a Vietnam War era UH-1C Bell Huey Helicopter. Over a hundred veterans were present, including members of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 991 in Palestine. The chapter presented an American flag, folded in the tradition of the military, to headmaster Rod Fletcher. Read full story:
  • 11/14/2014 - Veterans in Louisiana Speak at Local Ceremony
    On Veterans Day, Chapter 1058 of Jennings gave two presentations at a ceremony in honor of veterans. The chapter explained each piece of the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross and described the symbolism of the POW/MIA table.
  • 11/13/2014 - Veterans in Syracuse Help Troubled Veterans
    President of Vietnam Veterans Central New York Chapter 103 Gordie Lane and fellow veteran Pete Bronstad believe that many veterans who commit crimes need help, rather than time in jail. Recently the two formed a coalition of stakeholders, from cops to judges, to help steer troubled veterans. Read full story:

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Who We Are

Vietnam Veterans of America was organized to improve the lives of Vietnam era veterans. VVA is also committed to veterans of all conflicts and feels a special affinity for our veterans returning from Iraq , Afghanistan and the Global War on Terrorism. This commitment has prompted VVA to identify specific activities it carries out for our current Veterans through VVA's program, VetsConnect.

VetsConnect funds projects in support of today's veterans and current military, and will utilize the proven resources of VVA to provide services, assistance, advice and support directly to those who served on active duty after September 11, 2001 and/or their families

Our Mission

Our mission remains true to the founding principles of the Vietnam Veterans of America, vowing that:

“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

We will stand together with today's veterans and support the needs of all veterans of the Global War on Terrorism

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