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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Project 112 Task Force Report Veterans Against Drugs Task Force Report Constitution Committee Report Convention Resolution Report Healthcare Budget Reform NamJam South Korean Veterans Arts of War Book Review Books Membership Notes Locator Reunions 4 Chaplains PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Featured Stories Gulf War Syndrome Trying To Explain The Unexplainable On September 12 the Institute of Medicine IOM a division of the National Academy of Sciences and among the nation s pre eminent authorities on health and medicine published the final installment in its major report Six years in the making Gulf War and Health evaluated numerous variables including toxic chemical agents known environmental hazards preventive medicines and vaccines that might have contributed to the condition generally known as Gulf War Syndrome GWS read complete article A Family Affair The Kern Brothers in Vietnam Hank Kern the infantry grunt and oldest brother was the first to go Drafted into the Army he was 20 years old when he stepped ashore in Vietnam in 1966 Four brothers followed Dan Frank John and David Another brother Ricky the youngest of the six boys in the family volunteered for Vietnam but didn t go His brothers said Ricky didn t like that one bit With one in the Army one in the Navy three in the Marines and at one point three of them in Vietnam at the same time the Vietnam War became a Kern family affair read complete article Broadway To Baghdad What do VVA the nation s best veterans service organization and New

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    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 Related Links Officers and Board of Directors John Rowan National President John Rowan was reelected to a sixth term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America at the organization s 17th National Convention in Springfield Illinois First elected to VVA s highest office in 2005 Rowan has remained active with VVA since the organization s inception in 1978 A founding member and the first president of VVA Chapter 32 in Queens New York he has served as the chairman of VVA s Conference of State Council Presidents for three terms on the organization s Board of Directors and as president of VVA s New York State Council Rowan who enlisted in the U S Air Force in 1965 went to language school where he learned Indonesian and Vietnamese He served as a linguist in the U S Air Force s 6990 Security Squadron

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    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 Related Links Officers and Board of Directors Marsha Tansey Four Marsha Four was reelected to a second term as VVA Vice President at the 2015 National Convention in Springfield Illinois after having served sixteen consecutive years as a member of the VVA National Board of Directors A Vietnam veteran with service incountry 1969 1970 she has devoted the past 26 years to working with and advocating for veterans She has drafted and delivered testimony on veterans issues at the local state and federal levels Ms Four was twice appointed to the VA Secretarial Advisory Committee on Women Veterans and served two terms as the chair She organized a joint VVA VA community wide PTSD day long workshop for emergency hospital and social service personnel In 1993 Marsha initiated the Philadelphia Stand Down for Homeless Veterans She has recently retired as the Executive Director of The Philadelphia Veterans

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    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 Related Links Officers and Board of Directors William C Meeks Jr Bill Meeks of The Woodlands Texas was reelected July 24 to serve as National Secretary of Vietnam Veterans of America VVA at the organization s 17th National Convention in Springfield Illinois Since joining VVA in 1992 Meeks has held numerous elected positions at the chapter state council and national levels He has served on the VVA National Board in the capacity of At Large Director for three terms Meeks has served on the VVA National Disciplinary Task Force the VVA Resolutions Committee Government Affairs Committee and the Council of State Council Presidents Handbook Committee He has participated in drafting numerous policies including the Policy on the Use of the Vietnam Veterans of America Trademarks Service Marks and Logos Meeks served as President of the VVA Texas State Council for over five years In 1994 1995 he chaired the Texas Planning Committee as president of host Chapter 343

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    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 Related Links Officers and Board of Directors Dr Wayne Reynolds National Treasurer Dr Wayne Reynolds of Athens Alabama was reelected in July 2015 to serve his third consecutive term as National Treasurer of Vietnam Veterans of America at the organization s 17th National Convention Reynolds who also served as VVA National Treasurer from 2001 2003 is currently serving his 17th year as President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Alabama State Council His past VVA national service includes four years on the board of VVA s affiliated 501 C3 charity the Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund four years as Secretary of VVA s Conference of State Council Presidents and three years as President of VVA Chapter 511 Athens Alabama Reynolds has also served on the following VVA national committees Finance Veterans Healthcare PTSD and Substance Abuse Constitution Employment Training Business Opportunities Public Affairs and Veterans Affairs Reynolds a

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    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 Related Links Officers and Board of Directors Richard C DeLong Richard C DeLong is serving his third term on the VVA National Board of Directors a position he has held since 2009 Richard enlisted in the United Army in 1965 and served four years with the Army Security Agency After serving two consecutive tours in Vietnam 1966 1968 he was honorably discharged in 1969 A life member of VVA Richard serves as the Chair of the VVA National POW MIA Committee which seeks to promote the fullest possible accounting of those still listed as POW MIA s in Southeast Asia and any other areas of the world regardless of the conflict that initiated their disappearance In addition he serves on the Veterans Incarcerated Committee the Veterans Against Drugs Task Force the Membership Affairs Committee and the Public Affairs Subcommittee on Awards In 2007 Richard assisted in the revision the VVA National Disciplinary Code and he now serves as a member of both the National and Region 7 Disciplinary committees Richard first joined VVA in 1988 He has served VVA Chapter 141 as Sergeant at Arms Treasurer and President He was elected President of the VVA Louisiana State Council in 1998 and was reelected to this position for three consecutive terms In 2002 Richard was elected as Chair of the VVA

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    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 Related Links Officers and Board of Directors Joe Kristek Joe Joined the Army in 1965 did his basic training at Fort Dix attended Signal School at FT Monmouth 36H20 and shipped out to Hanau Germany He returned home in August 1968 In 1989 Joe joined VVA and VVA Chapter 480 serving as Secretary Vice President and later as President He assisted in the foundation of VVA Chapter 803 and served as the interim President Joe then attended VVA Service Rep School in 1995 and continues to serve as a veterans service representative In 1996 he was appointed as the New York State Council Central District Director a position he held until 2004 Additionally in 1996 Joe served as the Region II Disciplinary

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    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 Related Links Officers and Board of Directors Felix Peterson I was drafted into the Army in April 1962 and served enlisted tours with the 5th Special Forces Group and the Army Security Agency After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the in the Field Artillery I went on to serve a series of officer assignments at various levels from Detachment to Department of Army My officer assignments include command at both Battery and Battalion level I served two tours of duty in Vietnam three tours of duty in Germany a tour of duty in Korea and numerous tours stateside and special assignments My military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College I have a BS in Business Management from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a MA in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma with post graduate work at the University of Oklahoma I retired at the rank of Colonel My wife Joan and I have four children and reside in Lawton Oklahoma My work history includes Institutional Aid and Swim Instructor Central Wisconsin Colony Hospital and Training School for the Mentally Challenged Program Administrator for the Agent Orange Class Assistance Program for the State of Oklahoma Access Program Coordinator the program served veteran s families pregnant teens and teen parents and the Director of Veterans

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