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  • VVA Minority Affairs Committee
    Orange Who We Are National Committee Members Minority affairs FAQ VVA resolutions Convention Resolutions Minority Affairs Committee FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQs Question Q What is the VVA National Minority Affairs Committee Answer A It is a standing committee at the national level of Vietnam Veterans of America in accordance with the Constitution of the Vietnam Veterans of America Q What is the mission of the Minority Affairs Committee A The mission is twofold To ensure that the unique circumstances needs and concerns of our diverse ethnic minority veterans are valued respected and addressed To ensure that the inclusive organization mission respects and values the unique circumstances of our diverse ethnic veterans Q Who is an ethnic minority veteran A An ethnic minority veteran is a member of the ethnic minority groups that are defined as African American American Indian Native American Hispanic Latino and Asian American Pacific Islander American veterans This is consistent with the categories defined by the VA Center For Minority Veterans Q Where do we locate ethnic minority veterans A Depending upon where you live ethnic minority veterans may reside in a defined ethnic community or reside scattered within the general population or be members of a specific ethnic religious organization community or cultural center professional or educational fraternity sorority or another veterans organization or use the VA Q How do we contact the ethnic minority veterans A There are several approaches Attend events sponsored by the ethnic group or Sponsor or cosponsor an event with the ethnic group or Speak to a meeting of the ethnic group about VVA or Meet members of the ethnic group as they attend your activity and ask to be invited to their activities Meet them at the VA Hospital or Clinics or Vet Center Q What do we say to

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/MinorityAffairs/faq.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA POW/MIA Committee
    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 Who We Are National Committee Members VVA REsolutions Convention Resolutions government sites DPAA JPAC Federal Research Division CIA family organizations National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Coalition of Families of Korean Cold War POW MIAs Korean War POW MIA Network National Alliance of Families Task Force Omega Interested Organizations Forgotten Eagles Contact The Committee Chairs Richard DeLong or Grant Coates Meet the National Committee Co Chairs Richard DeLong and Grant T Coates Members Lawrence Carter Tom Corey Terry Courville Pattie Dumin Allen Harvey Charlie Hobbs Steve Mackey Ted Wilkinson Ron Zink Ray Autenrieb Special Advisors Gary Jones Bill Duker Susie Stephens Harvey Kaye Gardner Dan Carr James Deister AVVA Special Liaison Jeri Wallis VVA Staff Liaison Sharon Hodge VVA Staff Advisor VI Program Mokie Porter FROM THE VVA CONSTITUTION The POW MIA Committee shall seek and promote the fullest accounting of those still listed as POW MIAs in Southeast Asia and any other areas of the world regardless of the conflict

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/POW_MIA/pow_committee.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA POW/MIA Committee
    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 Who We Are National Committee Members VVA REsolutions Convention Resolutions government sites DPAA JPAC Federal Research Division CIA family organizations National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Coalition of Families of Korean Cold War POW MIAs Korean War POW MIA Network National Alliance of Families Task Force Omega Interested Organizations Forgotten Eagles POW MIA Videos Vietnam POW 40th Reunion News Coverage FROM THE VVA CONSTITUTION The POW MIA Committee shall seek and promote the fullest accounting of those still listed as POW MIAs in Southeast Asia and any other areas of the world regardless of the conflict that initiated their disappearance The committee shall disseminate information received on the POW MIA issue to the National Board of Directors State Councils Chapters POW MIA families and friends and VVA membership

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/POW_MIA/Video-pow_mia.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA POW/MIA Committee
    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 Who We Are National Committee Members VVA REsolutions Convention Resolutions government sites DPAA JPAC Federal Research Division CIA family organizations National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Coalition of Families of Korean Cold War POW MIAs Korean War POW MIA Network National Alliance of Families Task Force Omega Interested Organizations Forgotten Eagles Veterans Initiative Videos Once Enemies 2013 The Hon Nguyen Ba Hung Consul General of Vietnam VVA Hue FS PS MIA Crash FS FROM THE VVA CONSTITUTION The POW MIA Committee shall seek and promote the fullest accounting of those still listed as POW MIAs in Southeast Asia and any other areas of the world regardless of the conflict that initiated their disappearance The committee shall disseminate information received on the POW MIA issue to the National Board of Directors State Councils Chapters POW MIA

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/POW_MIA/Video-vi.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA POW/MIA Committee
    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 Who We Are National Committee Members VVA REsolutions Convention Resolutions government sites DPAA JPAC Federal Research Division CIA family organizations National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Coalition of Families of Korean Cold War POW MIAs Korean War POW MIA Network National Alliance of Families Task Force Omega Interested Organizations Forgotten Eagles JPAC Videos It Touches My Heart JPAC Like Nowhere Else FROM THE VVA CONSTITUTION The POW MIA Committee shall seek and promote the fullest accounting of those still listed as POW MIAs in Southeast Asia and any other areas of the world regardless of the conflict that initiated their disappearance The committee shall disseminate information received on the POW MIA issue to the National Board of Directors State Councils Chapters POW MIA families and friends and VVA membership

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/POW_MIA/Video-jpac.html (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA POW/MIA Committee
    the United Nations the People s Republic of China as a part of their policy to provide flags to all United Nations members states Mrs Hoff found Mr Rivkees very sympathetic to the POW MIA issue and he along with Annin s advertising agency designed a flag to represent our missing men Following League approval the flags were manufactured for distribution On March 9 1989 an official League flag which flew over the White House on 1988 National POW MIA Recognition Day was installed in the U S Capitol Rotunda as a result of legislation passed overwhelmingly during the 100th Congress In a demonstration of bipartisan Congressional support the leadership of both Houses hosted the installation ceremony The League s POW MIA flag is the only flag ever displayed in the U S Capitol Rotunda where it will stand as a powerful symbol of national commitment to America s POW MIAs until the fullest possible accounting has been achieved for U S personnel still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam War On August 10 1990 the 101st Congress passed U S Public Law 101 355 which recognized the League s POW MIA flag and designated it as the symbol of our Nation s concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation The importance of the League s POW MIA flag lies in its continued visibility a constant reminder of the plight of America s POW MIAs Other than Old Glory the League s POW MIA flag is the only flag ever to fly over the White House having been displayed in this place of honor on National POW MIA Recognition Day since 1982 Passage by

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/POW_MIA/history.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Who We Are National Committee Members VVA REsolutions Convention Resolutions government sites DPMO JPAC Federal Research Division CIA family organizations National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia Coalition of Families of Korean Cold War POW MIAs Korean War POW MIA Network National Alliance of Families Task Force Omega Interested Organizations Forgotten Eagles WOULD YOU SEARCH YOUR MEMORY FOR A WAR CASUALTY WOULD YOU LOOK BACK TO A TIME LONG AGO What is the Veterans Initiative A humanitarian veteran to veteran effort to help gain more information about American POW MIAs still unaccounted for by providing information about Vietnam s war casualties to the Vietnamese Veterans Association What kind of information is needed Letters diaries photos other personal items taken from dead or captured Vietcong or NVA regulars or topographic or hand drawn maps of burial sites How can I help Please complete this form to the best of your ability and send this and any other information you may have to VVA c o Veterans Initiative Please provide as much detail as possible Originals or readable copies are acceptable as are anonymous submissions All information will be kept strictly confidential If you know other Vietnam veterans who may have information please complete this form and send it to them Please print form and send all Veterans Initiative information to VVA by registered mail FedEx or UPS Vietnam Veterans of America Inc c o Veterans Initiative 8719 Colesville Road Suite 100 Suite 400 Silver Spring Maryland 20910 3710 301 585 4000 THE VETERANS INITIATIVE NEEDS YOUR HELP DOWNLOAD FORM HERE FROM THE VVA CONSTITUTION The POW MIA Committee shall seek and promote the fullest accounting of those still listed

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/TaskForce/VI/vetinitform.htm (2016-02-15)
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  • VVA Public Affairs Committee
    Membership 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

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/Committees/PublicAffairs/committee.html (2016-02-15)
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