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2024 LEADERSHIP INFORMATION IS HERE!

THE 2024 VVA/AVVA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE! PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED.

VVA LEADERSHIP INFORMATION PAGE

LEADERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM

 


 

2023 CONVENTION, ELECTION, AND AWARDS DETAILS:

For ongoing details of the national election: Click Here

For ongoing details of the 2023 Awards nominations: Click Here

 

2023 PROOJECT FRIENDSHIP A HUGE SUCESS!!!

The 2023 AVVA Project Friendship raised over $45,000 this year, for the National Birth Defects Registry! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed. This was a record setter!

 


 

2022 LEADERSHIP AND AWARDS DETAILS:

Click here to go to the Awards page
Click here to go to the Leadership Page

 


 

NEWS!

THE HONORING OUR "PACT" ACT HAS PASSED THE SENATE! (8/10/22)

THE HONORING OUR 'PACT' ACT 

 


 

VVA PRESS RELEASE - MARCH 1, 2022

CLICK HERE TO READ

 

 


 

New Photos Added to the State/Chapter photo page!  Click here

 


 

 

AVVA DONATES TO FEEDING AMERICA, INC - COVID19 PROGRAM

AVVA has donated $10,000 to the Covid-19 program run by Feeding America Inc.  We wanted to help veterans and their families who are the most affected by the lack of income, homelessness, etc that has been exacerbated by this virus.  Due to the savings of expenses that is a result of not being able to travel so far this year, we were able to put the money to good use! This donation translates to 60 thousand meals bought for those who need them!

Click here to read the thank you letter received by AVVA on June 9, 2020


 

VA ORDERED TO RE-DECIDE BLUE WATER NAVY CLAIMS!

READ THE FULL STORY HERE:  VVA FLASH NOTICE

 


VA publishes final regulation for its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers - Click here for the information!

 


 

DIC eligibility for survivors of Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans

If the VA denied your Blue Water Navy Veteran’s service-connected disability claim in the past, you may be eligible for DIC benefits based on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.

See DIC eligibility information and how to apply.

Veterans who served on a Blue Water Navy vessel offshore of the Republic of Vietnam, or on another U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ship operating in the coastal waterways of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure. This is a result of Public Law 116-23, also known as the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.


WEB WEEKLY:

We are posting the VVA "Web Weekly" newsletter as it comes out.  This will be a link to the browser version of this publication for the benefit of people who have different means of access.  This is a very interesting news source.

VVA WEBWEEKLY NEWSLETTER:

May 17, 2024

May 10, 2024

May 3, 2024

April 26, 2024

April 15, 2024

April 5, 2024

March 22, 2024

March 15, 2024

March 1, 2024

 


 

VVA PRESS RELEASE: LEAKING VETERANS' INFORMATION

 CLICK ON THIS LINK TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE

VVA PRESS RELEASE!  RE: FOREIGN ENTITIES TARGETING VETERANS ONLINE!   

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO READ THE DETAILS

 


 

WILLIE IS FINALLY HOME!

For those of you who have heard this story, or any part of it, Sgt. Wille D. Clark, US Army Veteran, is finally home after a 10 month battle to bring his body home. Susan Henthorn, AVVA Georgia State Representative and Region 4 Director spearheaded a campaign to bring "Mr. Willie" back to the US from the Philippines where he had sought treatment for a serious illness. And a battle it was! We will be publishing an article explaining the entire situation later, but here we want to let those who are concerned know about the funeral. Willie D. Clark, US Army E6, will be laid to rest at the GEORGIA NATIONAL CEMETERY, on Thursday, August 8th, 2019. The Address is: 2025 Mt. Carmel Church Lane, Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Willie's daughter would like donations sent to AVVA.

AVVA
8719 Colesville Rd, Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

or use this link: Donate

WILLE'S FUNERAL SERVICE - WATCH IN FULL!

 

Region 4 Director presents a Medal Case
to Deannese Clark, Willie Clark's daughter

Medal Case

 


 

 

 

ARTICLE - K9S FOR WARRIORS

Click here

A Program for pairing shelter dogs with Veterans

 


 

 

HEY! Great New Article about one of AVVA's oldest and most cherished members!
Click here to read the article
!

 

 

Great News! - Partnership with MVCN

Military and Veteran Caregivers Network:

Nearly 6 million Americans care for wounded, ill and injured military service members and veterans of the pre- and post-9/11 eras. These “hidden heroes,” which include parents, spouses, children, extended family members, friends and battle buddies, are often overwhelmed. They face significant challenges including: scattered resources, isolation, poor health and emotional stress. The MVCN supports caregivers of all ages, eras and stages, offering peer support and access to partner organizations’ resources and services, with the goal of increasing caregivers’ connectedness, hopefulness, wellness, knowledge and skills.

If you are any kind of caregiver, you will most likely find wonderful support from the MVCN.

 


 

 

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America has an Agent Orange Awareness Billboard! The billboard is located on I-40, East bound at mile maker # 68, out from the Jackson, TN area toward Nashville, TN.

For more information on the affects of Agent Orange, visit: VVA Agent Orange Info

 



VISTA? WHAT IS VISTA?

Check out the details of the VISTA Program!