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  • VVA 15th Convention Awards
    Membership Services Benefits Locate A Service Officer Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS VVA Commendation Medal Recipients Thomas Corey 1992 Linda Schwartz 1992 John C Tillman 1992 John Catterson 1993 Waldo G Fisher 1993 Rev Philip G Salois 1993 Nancy S Switzer 1993 Robert R Piaro 1994 Michael R Rogers 1994 Lane Evans 1995 George Claxton 1996 Marvin Freedman 1997 Joann Harkins 1997 Jack McManus 1997 Nancy Montgomery 1997 Ginny Richards 1997 Mary Stout 1998 Dudley 1999 Randy Barnes 2001 George Duggins 2001 John Rowan 2001 Donald Bodette 2002 Lynda Van Devanter Buckley 2002 Paul Bucha 2003 Mokie Pratt Porter 2003 Jim Doyle 2004 Marsha Four 2005 Robert Maras 2005 Allen J Manuel 2007 Clifford Riley 2009 Edward Gaudet Colin

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/awards.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Proposed Change to the National Constitution

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    Original URL path: /Forms/constitutional_amendment.html (2016-02-15)


  • Support VVA
    Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS Support VVA Never again SHALL one generation of veterans abandon another We re helping the veterans who are coming home wounded or disabled get the medical care they need We re also assisting Gulf War Afghan War and Iraq War veterans with benefits counseling and other essential services to help them rebuild their lives after wartime service And we re making sure that VA healthcare and other benefits aren t the victims of short sighted budget cuts that forget the service of our new veterans and neglect the sacrifices they continue to make even after they come home I hope you will continue to support all veterans by sending a gift to VVA today Many thanks for all you do Send a recurring gift To Make a One TIme Donation CLICK HERE Enter the amount you would like to donate How many times would you like this to recur including this payment 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/support-recurring.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    councils and its chapters Taking the lead in working with homeless veterans including sponsorships of national and local symposiums and stand downs Among many other milestones in this area VVA worked with congressman Lane Evans to hold the first ever hearing on homeless veterans in the House of Veterans Affairs committee in September of 1986 Developing a unique program as a national advocate for Vietnam veterans who were subsequently incarcerated helping them gain access to VA benefits and services to which they are entitled Leading the fight for full accounting of POW MIAs for twenty years We hold as a profound trust and obligation the responsibility to account for those American service members who remain unrepatriated missing or otherwise unaccounted for as a result of their service to our country during the Vietnam War Initiating the successful Veterans Initiative program a veteran to veteran effort that since 1991 has promoted the direct exchange of information on unaccounted for American servicemen and Vietnamese war casualties between American and Vietnamese veterans The Veterans Initiative has produced measurable results towards full accounting on both sides Taking the lead on women veterans issues including ensuring recognition of service access to benefits and appropriate medical treatment of women veterans in VA facilities With never again will one generation of veterans abandon another as its founding principle VVA has reached out to veterans of other conflicts including providing office space and significant tangible support to the Veterans of Modern Warfare Single handedly leading the fight for judicial review of disabled veterans claims for benefits The result In 1988 Congress passed a law creating the U S Court of Veterans appeals This allowed veterans to appeal VA benefits denials to a court and required VA to obey the rule of law Spearheading a long and successful lobbying

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/accomplishments.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Membership Brochure Join VVA Renew Your Membership Locate Your Local Chapter Membership Services Benefits Locate A Service Officer Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/redirectVVAveteran.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA Committees
    Locate A Service Officer Benefits Update Benefits Guides Government Affairs Legislative Agenda VVA Testimony Legislative Action Center Government Affairs Update Public Relations VVA Publications Current Press Releases Public Service Announcements Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/committees.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA Constitution Committee
    follows Amendment 01 standardized the outline format Amendment 02 spelled out all numbers where appropriate Amendment 03 replaced references to the corporation with the word Corporation Amendments 04 14 and 30 removed unnecessary dates within the document Amendment 05 replaced chairperson s with chair s Amendment 06 replaced all terms referring to the national board of directors with national board Amendment 08 replaced references to the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America Inc with the letters AVVA as indicated in Article I Section 4 paragraph J in which Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America is first mentioned Amendment 09 replaced from with by in Article I Section 4 paragraph K Amendment 10 authorizes the alternate regional director to fill a vacancy for regional director without conducting a special election in Article I Section 4 paragraph C Amendment 11 replaced various terms indicating acceptance with the terms approval or approved for consistency Amendment 12 removed references to salaried employees and employment in Article I Section 5 paragraph B Amendment 15 replaced accredited with credentialed in Article I Section 6 paragraph H Delegates to the national biennial Convention are credentialed as stated in Section 7 paragraph 3 of the same section Amendment 18 replaced previous terms used with National Disciplinary Policy Amendment 19 requires a state council to amend its bylaws if the council wants to allow its officers who are not elected chapter delegates to vote Amendment 20 requires a state council to seat an AVVA liaison on the council or the council board upon receipt of written recommendation Amendment 21 added a new section to Article II and renumbered the remaining sections Section 4 Board of Directors The council may establish a council board of directors provided the duties powers and composition of the board are specified in the council

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/Constitution/index.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA: Education Subcommittee
    of the Interview a Vietnam veteran On Line Program click here and complete the form VVA Sites VVA Public Affairs Committee Family Sites AVVA Education Subcommittee MISSION STATEMENT Vietnam Veterans of America VVA is dedicated to providing unparalleled service to students teachers researchers and authors in their learning teaching and research of the history of the Vietnam War We strive to offer up to date teaching strategies and resources as well as Vietnam veterans who are willing to share their personal experiences through VVA s Speakers Bureau both in the classroom and via email BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS From time to time students are given classroom assignments which require them to interview a Vietnam veteran Eight years ago VVA established an Interview a Vietnam Veteran On line Program This program has proven to be highly successful in assisting students establish a connecting with a Vietnam veteran Students from across our nation as well those residing elsewhere have used our program to interview Vietnam veterans When we receive a student s questions these are forwarded to those among our membership who have volunteered to participate in a rewarding educational experience Teachers may contact our organization for information regarding proven classroom resources lesson plans handout materials as well as tests to administer to their students as part of the classroom process VVA stands ready to meet the needs of our educators so that they have access to accurate information on the Vietnam War Teachers may contact VVA to request a speaker for their classroom Just click the link complete all the information listed and we ll connect you with a veteran in your area When students listen to a veteran describe his her Vietnam experience they are able to connect the veteran s experience to what they have learned in class This

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/Education/index.htm (2016-02-15)
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