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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    for Prostate Cancer December 7 2011 Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold Agent Orange Town Hall November 5th at Penn State Beaver Campus November 4 2011 Vietnam Veterans of America Joins Over 200 Organizations in Urging Congress to Reject Changes to Medicare Part D Program November 3 2011 Vietnam Veterans of America Board of Directors Approves VetProWeb for VVA s Service Officer Program August 29 2011 Fred Elliott to Serve As National Vice President of Vietnam Veterans of America August 23 2011 Dr Wayne Reynolds to Serve As National Treasurer of Vietnam Veterans of America August 23 2011 John Rowan to Serve Fourth Term As National President of Vietnam Veterans of America August 22 2011 VVA Praises Historic Settlement For Veterans Discharged with PTSD August 3 2011 Philanthropist Kenneth Fisher to Receive Award at the Vietnam Veterans of America 15th National Convention August 10 2011 Union Leader Cecil Roberts to Receive Award at the Vietnam Veterans of America 15th National Convention August 8 2011 Johnny Rivers and Mickey Jones to Receive Arts Award at Vietnam Veterans of America s 15th National Convention August 4 2011 Budget Cuts Must Not Impact Veterans Programs July 26 2011 Sen Coburn to Vietnam Veterans No More Agent Orange Claims July 20 2011 Diana Dell to Receive VVA President s Award for Excellence in the Arts at Vietnam Veterans of America 15th National Convention August 9 2011 Homer Hickam to Receive VVA Excellence in the Arts Award at Vietnam Veterans of America 15th National Convention August 2 2011 Vicki Lawrence to Receive VVA President s Award for Excellence in the Arts at Vietnam Veterans of America 15th National Convention July 27 2011 Gloria Loring to Receive VVA President s Award for Excellence in the Arts at Vietnam Veterans of America 15th National Convention August 3

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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    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 Current Year Press Releases Press Releases 2010 Defense Department Wrongfully Discharges Nearly 26 000 Veterans Refuses to Release Records December 15 2010 Dennis Koehler Awarded Vietnam Veterans of America s Highest Award the VVA Commendation Medal September 8 2010 Vietnam Veterans of America Disputes California Court Finding That Stolen Valor Act is Unconstitutional September 3 2010 VVA to Simpson Don t Target Benefits Veterans Have Earned September 2 2010 Vietnam Veterans of America Applauds Publication of the Final Rules on Agent Orange New Presumptive Diseases August 31 2010 Entertainer Vikki Carr To Receive Award At Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference August 2 2010 Vietnam Veterans of America Praises President Salutes Secretary Shinseki For Move to Make PTSD Claims More Just July 19 2010 Statement by VVA President John Rowan VVA Calls for Support of the Decision by VA Secretary to Declare Presumptive Agent Orange Dioxin and VVA Calls on the President and Congress to Fund Research Now And Not Wait for an Army to Die June 11 2010 Journalist and Author Michael Hirsh To Receive Award At Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference June 12 2010 Memorial Day Message From VVA National President John Rowan May 28 2010 Vietnam Veterans of America To Hold National Leadership Conference in Orlando Florida May 20 2010 VVA Applauds Duane Jackson President Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 817 for his Vigilance and Heroism in Averting the Time Square Bombing May 3 2010 VVA Welcomes

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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    PUBLICATIONS Related Links Current Year Press Releases Press Releases 2009 VA Secretary Shinseki Does the Right Thing Adds Parkinson s Ischemic Heart Disease and Hairy Cell Leukemia to List of Presumptives October 13 2009 Veterans Military History Needs to Be Part of National Electronic Health Records September 23 2009 VVA Praises VA Secretary for DecisionTo Replicate Vietnam Veterans Health Study September 15 2009 New Zealand Leads by Example Recognizes Dioxin Link to Parkinson s Heart Disease Will Our VA Follow Quickly September 11 2009 Health Care Reform Hysteria Death Book Scare Tactics Inexcusable August 25 2009 VVA Applauds Recovery of Capt Speicher s Remains Urges Redoubling of Efforts in Vietnam Laos and Cambodia August 8 2009 John Rowan to Serve Third Term As National President of Vietnam Veterans of America August 4 2009 VVA to VA Don t Wait for an Army to Die Grant Association to Agent Orange Exposure For Parkinson s Heart Disease Hypertension July 24 2009 Pat Sajak and Former Miss America Heather French Henry Head List of Celebrities for August 1 Events at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Convention July 17 2009 Congressmen Bob Filner and Chet Edwards to Receive Legislator of the Year Awards at VVA Convention July 23 2009 Actor Jon Voight to Address Delegates At Vietnam Veterans of America National Convention July 16 2009 The Sullied Legacy of Robert McNamara July 7 2009 Pat Sajak to Receive Arts Award at Vietnam Veterans of America s 14th National Convention in Louisville July 6 2009 D C Metro Officials Right a Wrong That Should Never Have Been Made June 11 2009 Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold Scholarship Tournament at the National Convention June 9 2009 Vietnam Veterans of America Crying Need to Deal with Agent Orange Problems Here in America June 2 2009

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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    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 Current Year Press Releases Press Releases 2008 VVA Calls Selection of General Shinseki to Head the VA A Promising Choice December 6 2008 Historic Lawsuit Challenges Unacceptable Delays in Delivering Benefits to America s Veterans by Department of Veterans Affairs November 10 2008 VVA to Congress Right an Historic Wrong By Providing Appropriate Compensation to Filipino American Veterans September 22 2008 Elaine Simmons Elected President of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America July 25 2008 VA Finally Moving in the Right Direction By Accepting Online Applications for Benefits July 17 2008 VVA National Leadership Conference Opening Event Wreath Laying at Greenville County Vietnam Veterans Memorial July 11 2008 Vietnam Veterans of America to Hold Scholarship Golf Tournament At the VVA National Leadership Conference July 10 2008 VA Secretary Dr James Peake to Speak At Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference July 9 2008 Acclaimed Educator Bridget Cooper To Give Keynote Address at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference July 3 2008 Michelle DellaFave and Lindsay Bloom To Perform At Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference June 25 2008 Vietnam Veterans of America Calls for Justice in Veterans Legislation June 12 2008 Poet W D Ehrhart To Receive Award At Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference June 17 2008 Chris Noel and Bobbie Keith To Receive Awards At Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference June 5 2008 J Craig Venter Human Genome Pioneer To Receive Award at Vietnam Veterans

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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2007
    to Fill Gaps in the GI Bill November 15 2007 Anniversary Parade Draws Thousands of Vietnam Veterans November 9 2007 Vietnam Veterans of America to Host Concert in Washington D C in honor of 25th Anniversary of The Vietnam Veterans Memorial October 24 2007 VVA and VETJOBS Team Up To Promote The November 10th 25th Anniversary Parade October 12 2007 Vietnam Veterans of America Offers Commemorative Book for 25th Anniversary Parade Honoring The Wall September 27 2007 VVA To Welcome Thousands At Anniversary Parade For The Wall August 10 2007 VVA President Calls on VA to Take Action on New Evidence On Health Issues Dealing with Agent Orange Exposure July 27 2007 John Rowan Re Elected National President of Vietnam Veterans of America July 21 2007 VVA Applauds Court Decision to Pay Retroactive Benefits To Veterans and Their Families for Illnesses Caused by Exposure to Agent Orange July 19 2007 Vietnam Veterans of America President John Rowan on the Resignation of VA Secretary Nicholson July 17 2007 Congressman Bob Filner of California to Speak at Vietnam Veterans National Convention July 13 2007 VVA National Convention Kickoff Event Wreath Laying at Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial July 13 2007 Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Clarence Page to Give Keynote Speech at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Convention July 13 2007 Nancy Sinatra To Receive Arts Award at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Convention July 12 2007 Women Veterans Advocate Pamela Luce to Speak at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Convention July 12 2007 Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon Mansfield to Speak at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Convention July 11 2007 HBO s Bill Nelson To Receive Excellence in the Arts Award at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Convention July 11 2007 Ding A Lings To Reunite

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  • Vietnam Veterans of America Press Releases 2006
    the Troops at Vietnam Veterans of America s Broadway to Baghdad Event in New York City October 13 2006 C ountry Music Singer Alton Miller To Appear at Vietnam Veterans of America s Broadway To Baghdad Event in New York City October 12 2006 Vietnam Veterans of America To Host Broadway To Baghdad Event in New York City October 5 2006 Review of 1988 Data Highlights Need for National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Follow up Study August 18 2006 Vietnam Veterans of America Applauds Recent Court Decision In Favor of Service Members Who Served in the Offshore Waters of Vietnam August 18 2006 Ukrainian Veterans Helping VVA s Veterans Initiative Task Force Account for Americans Missing in Southeast Asia August 7 2006 VVA Opposes Sunset Bills as Bad Government Initiatives July 26 2006 VA Inspector General s Report on Identify Theft And the Secretary s Plan Don t Go Far Enough July 14 2006 Thank You Dr Perlin July 13 2006 VA Can Insure Laptop Security Despite VVA Lawsuit July 11 2006 Former U S Senator Mike Gravel to Speak at Vietnam Veterans of America s Conference July 10 2006 Vietnam Veterans of America Conference to Feature Screenings of Acclaimed War Documentaries July 7 2006 Vietnam Veterans of America To Present First Minority Diversity Award July 5 2006 Recovery of Missing Laptop Does Not Affect Basis of VVA Lawsuit June 29 2006 Vietnam Veterans of America To Honor U Haul in Tucson June 27 2006 Former Soviet Veterans of the Vietnam War to Attend VVA s National Leadership Conference June 26 2006 Wounded Warrior Project s Al Giordano To Speak at Vietnam Veterans of America s National Leadership Conference June 22 2006 VVA Praises Credit Monitoring Move By VA But Questions Remain June 21 2006 Country Music Star Paulette Carlson To

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  • Untitled Document
    veterans and their progeny The events in the past week highlight the shameless wall of ignorance erected by the VA bureaucrats Case in point is the Secretary s recent policy regarding the Blue Water Navy veterans of Vietnam The policy states that a bright line can be drawn across the mouth of a flowing river with those on the inland side of that imaginary line being exposed and those two feet away on the harbor side of the line not exposed said Rowan Those exposed are eligible for presumptive service connection for certain conditions and therefore medical care and compensation while those who served two feet away are not We are leaving our Navy veterans out in the cold and sadly many of them have died and their widows have been abandoned Also on Wednesday the Institute of Medicine IOM released a report on Gulf War illness which I find troubling noted Rowan Psychiatrists psychologists comprised half of a panel charged with evaluating medical conditions most probably caused by exposure to toxic chemicals It comes as no surprise that this recent report ignores the many toxins to which Gulf War veterans were exposed and reverts to the canard that unless causality can be proved by a specific toxin there can be no forward movement One would hope the VA and DOD would be looking for an association of exposure to one or more toxic substances and the presence of adverse medical conditions rather than placing an emphasis on the mind body continuums Yes technically the VA is able to do what is needed without legislation said Rowan However the VA has made its case repeatedly that in the absence of legislation there will be no justice accorded veterans with Toxic Wounds nor for their innocent children and grandchildren America s

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  • Untitled Document
    has agreed with the trial judge affirming an injunction ordering the U S Army to provide all former test subjects with any newly acquired information about the substances to which they were exposed and which might impact their health The three member appeals panel also concluded that the military still has an obligation to provide the test subjects with medical care Under its own regulations said Rowan the Department of the Army has an ongoing duty to provide former test subjects with newly available information relating to their health and an ongoing duty to provide medical care to the test subjects for injury or disease that is a proximate result of their participation in research And importantly the full court denied the government s petition for rehearing the appeal This decision is a clear victory for veterans noted Rowan It reaffirms our position that caring for veterans is part of the continuing cost of war It is a testament to the convictions of the late Gordy Erspamer who took on this case pro bono for his law firm Morrison Foerster that the government cannot ride roughshod over its own regulations and the rights of veterans And this case has succeeded

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