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  • 06/17/2015 - Run for a Vet to benefit VVA
    The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913 is hosting its first 5k run and half-marathon at 7 a.m. June 13. Public Relations Chairman Bob Sarver said event is the chapters trial. If its successful, well continue to do it, Sarver said. The idea of a 5k and half-marathon sparked from the popularity events such as this have had, Sarver said. It seems to be very popular, Sarver said. We just felt it was a good way to raise some more funds. In addition to its veterans assistance, the VVA Ch. 913 also hopes to expand its scholarship program, Sarver said. Its harder to fund all of that, so we have to raise some more funds, Sarver said. Were going into it that whatever we produce is going to be a profit for our organization. The events theme is Run For A Vet, Sarver said. If a runner or walker knows of a veteran theyd like to participate for, Sarver said they may do so. And, even if they dont know of a veteran, participants may choose a name off the VVA Ch. 913 member list, he said. Its going to be a fun one, I think, Sarver said. The cost is $25 for the 5k and $35 for the half-marathon. For more information contact Race Directors Joy Penrod, 417-263-0413 or Denise Greeno at 417-263-0412. To download application, visit
  • 06/17/2015 - Scott Supports Passage of Fix to 40-Mile Choice Act Eligibility for Americ
    U.S. Senator Tim Scott issues a statement after Senate passage of the Access to Community Care for Veterans Act.
  • 06/17/2015 - New boxing club to train, heal disabled veterans, first responders from phy
    A new boxing club for disabled veterans and first responders has its grand opening this weekend in Harmony Township.
  • 06/17/2015 - Antiwar Vets Join the Conversation at the Vietnam Wall
    Members of Veterans For Peace from all across the country came to be part of the annual Memorial Day ceremonies at the Vietnam War Memorial on the mall in Washington DC
  • 06/17/2015 - Two win VVA scholarships
    Two Geneseo residents have been announced winners of the 2015 Dana Fry Scholarship, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 193 has announced.
    Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci helped pass critical legislation that would support the Vietnam Veterans of America.
  • 06/17/2015 - Remembering their service
    The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Smith Mountain Cemetery.
  • 06/17/2015 - IMAGES OF WAR: Local Vietnam vets gather photos from those who served
    25th anniversary exhibit of Vietnam Veterans: Our Photo Album.
  • 06/17/2015 - Fourth annual military appreciation picnic Saturday
    For current or former members of the military, a free picnic lunch and chance to visit with fellow servicemen or women and veterans is again planned as a way of saying 'thank you' for your sacrifice.
  • 06/17/2015 - WMHT-TV producing documentary on Storytown founder
    Regional public television network WMHT is putting together a documentary on the philanthropist Charles "Charley" Wood.
  • 04/02/2015 - Wheelchairs for Veterans in Idaho
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 972 of Idaho Falls is working with local businessman Brett Waters to provide wheelchairs for injured veterans. Hes got a living to make and a business to run, but he donates so much time to refurbishing chairs, said Chapter President Bob Reinisch said.
  • 03/23/2015 - Mayor of Lebanon Receives Honorary Lifetime Membership in VVA
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1004 presented Mayor Randall Hutto with an honorary lifetime membership. The chapter wanted to thank Hutto for his support of veterans and the Wilson County Veterans Park.
  • 03/23/2015 - Vietnam Veterans to Share Their Stories with Students
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 101 is a registered partner of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration and they are planning a series of events in recognition of the anniversary. Two of the events include visits to local schools, the first of which will take place on April 8.
  • 03/17/2015 - Veterans in West Virginia Salute First Responders
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 628 of Princeton, West Virginia joined forces with the Princeton Rotary Club to show their appreciation for police, fire and emergency medical responders during a First Responders Luncheon at the Fred Gilbert Center/ Vietnam Veterans Center on Thorn Street. Were constantly trying to do something positive in the community, said Ed Taylor, president of Chapter 628.
  • 03/16/2015 - Vets Helping Vets Quit Smoking
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 of Michigan is helping their fellow veterans kick their smoking habit. The chapter received funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health to assist veterans who wish to stop smoking.
  • 03/09/2015 - Fourth Graders Collect Books for Veterans
    Students in Derby, Connecticut organized a book drive to benefit their local Vietnam Veterans of America chapter and they managed to collect 3,158 books, which will be donated to various veterans facilities in Connecticut and West Virginia.
  • 03/03/2015 - Escorting Disabled Veterans
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 960 in South Carolina along with the Disabled Veterans Association and the county, are now offering veterans free transportation to their appointments at the VA in Columbia and Charleston.
  • 03/03/2015 - Veteran Education Program
    Thomas Edison State College has teamed up with Comcast, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the National Veteran Business Development Council to produce two public service announcements to encourage veterans to further their education.
  • 03/03/2015 - Funding for Agent Orange in North Dakota
    The North Dakota House passed a bill appropriating $50,000 to help Vietnam veterans sickened by Agent Orange. Now the bill will go to the Senate. VVA North Dakota State Council President Dan Stenvold is also a member of the VVA's National Agent Orange Committee and said the money is used to educate veterans and their families about the effects of Agent Orange. Prior to state funding, individuals had to cover the costs.
  • 02/25/2015 - Vietnam Veterans Present Check for Fellow Veteran
    VVA Chapter 196 of Lynchburg, Virginia presented Habitat for Humanity with a check for $1,500 to help build a home for a Vietnam veteran who is currently living in substandard housing with inadequate plumbing and electricity.

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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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