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  • 12/16/14 Care Packages for Soldiers
    VVA Chapter 918 in Nevada is working with Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church of Bolivar to send care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan.
  • 12/15/14 Honoring Fallen Soldiers
    AVVA Chapter 704 planned a ceremony with students from Dana L. West Junior-Senior High School. The ceremony honored soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and service dogs and their handlers to honor paying the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.
  • 12/11/14 Veterans to Deliver Food Boxes
    VVA Chapter 777 in Indiana plans to deliver food boxes to veteran families in need. Last year the chapter worked with local social service agencies and delivered food boxes to 58 area families in Wayne and Preble counties. This year the chapter needs help in order to fulfill their mission.
  • 12/10/14 Annual Wreath Ceremony Made Possible Through Donations
    Chapter 49's Annual Wreath Ceremony was made possible this year thanks to donations. The Westchester chapter has hosted the "Wreaths Across America" for the past several years, but this year they were running short on wreaths. "I'd like to thank The Journal News and especially all of the people who made donations. This ceremony is a Christmas tribute to those who never made it home, and now we have all the wreaths we need and then some. I'd like to encourage the public to come out for this  it would mean a lot to the veterans."
  • 12/08/14 Veteran Honored in Texas
    Alan (Doc) Hill of VVA Chapter 862 in Kerrville, Texas was recently honored for his service to veterans:
  • 12/03/14 President of Chapter 196 Awarded
    David Stokes is the president of Chapter 196 in Lynchburg, Virginia and he was recently recognized for his dedication to supporting veterans.
  • 12/02/14 Woman in Dover Keeping Veterans Warm This Winter
    Associate member of Kent County Chapter 850 Wanda Seeney is making sleeping mats for homeless veterans this winter.
  • 12/01/14 VVA Chapter 49 Seeking Donations for Wreath Ceremony
    The Westchester County chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has sponsored a "Wreaths Across America" ceremony for the last several years and for the first time the chapter doesn't have enough wreaths.
  • 12/01/14 VVA Chapter 850 Donates to Local Organization
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 850 of Kent County, Delaware recently donated $300 to Code Purple sanctuaries, which opens their doors to people in need of shelter when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below.
  • 11/24/14 Agent Orange Meeting at VA Hospital in Portland, Oregon
    For the first time, Vietnam Veterans of America was allowed to hold an Agent Orange meeting at a VA hospital. On Saturday, November 22, approximately 130 Vietnam veterans attended the meeting at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
  • 11/20/14 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.
  • 11/20/14 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.
  • 11/19/14 Scholarships for Seniors
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 303 in Columbia, South Carolina is offering a $500 scholarship to seniors.
  • 11/17/14 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.
  • 10/29/14 Veterans Help Fellow Vet in California
    John Archuleta, vice president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 982, sought a grant to provide some $7,000 in improvements to the home Vietnam veteran Ernest "Ernie" Serrano. shares with Josephine, his wife of 42 years. Read full story:
  • 10/22/14 The Effects of Agent Orange
    Vietnam Veterans of America is hosting a series of Agent Orange meetings, one of which will take place in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, October 25. When you were over there, it was, Dont worry about it. Its going to kill the foliage, but its not going to hurt you, said Herb Worthington, the Vietnam Veterans of America national committee chair for Agent Orange.
  • 10/22/14 Brazos Valley Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    VVA Chapter 937 of Brazos Valley started working on a Vietnam veterans memorial over five years ago and it's scheduled to beunveiled during a ceremony on November 9.
  • 10/21/14 Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood Meets in Colorado
    The Thailand, Laos, Cambodia Brotherhood was launched with a plea posted in the Vietnam Veterans of America newsletter in 1996 looking for members of the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron stationed at Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, in 1969.
  • 10/20/14 Veterans in York County Invited to Free Lunch
    The York County Department of Veteran Affairs will host a free lunch for York Countys Vietnam Veterans at Mission BBQ, 970 Loucks Road, 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
  • 10/20/14 Putting Faces to Names in Coachella Valley
    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is striving to get photos for every name for its new Education Center, to be built adjacent to The Wall in D.C.
  • 10/16/14 VVA Chapter 583 Participating in Operation Feed a Family
    Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 583 in Alena, Michigan is sponsoring Operation Feed a Family. The veterans will be collecting nonperishable food and money donations to help feed people in the community for Thanksgiving.

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