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2014-04-08 04:22:07

Who Are The Faces Of Agent Orange? WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vietnam Veterans of America to hold Agent Orange Briefing on Thursday, April 10, 2014. WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 20149:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHY: To discuss the realities of suspected intergenerational health effects of veterans' exposure to Agent Orange/dioxin and other toxic chemicals. WHAT: Highlights of this event will include:9:40 A.M.: Agent...

2013-11-08 12:20:30

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Among the so-called invisible wounds of war are those brought home by troops that may not manifest for a decade or more," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "Tragically, these wounds may be passed on genetically to the progeny of our nation's warriors, as we are well acquainted with having been exposed to Agent Orange." "Therefore we welcome the introduction of S.1602, the Toxic Exposure...

2013-10-29 16:20:15

Lung Cancer Alliance, Vietnam Veterans of America, Dept. of Defense, Walter Reed & select screening centers partner on education and screening effort -- because veterans face a higher risk for lung cancer WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) today announced the second annual joint initiative to educate America's veterans on their individual risk of developing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths,...

2013-01-30 20:20:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Vietnam Veterans of America fully and unequivocally stands in support of the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, in a letter to Senators Carl Levin and John McCain, Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "We have known Chuck Hagel for more than thirty years. We know him to be a man of the highest...

2012-11-01 15:29:31

Vietnam Veterans of America and Leading Medical Centers Joining Pilot Effort to Raise Awareness and Help Veterans Assess the Risks and Benefits of CT Screening WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, to kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced a new national pilot initiative for at risk Veterans that will offer life-saving information on lung cancer risk and CT screening. Joining LCA are the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), a...

2012-03-22 06:23:54

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since 2008, the Department of Defense (DoD) has illegally discharged hundreds of veterans on the alleged basis of personality disorder (PD), denying them veterans' benefits, according to a Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) analysis of newly disclosed records released today. The analysis further concludes that since Fiscal Year (FY) 2002, the Navy has discharged the most service members on this basis in absolute terms (7735), and in FY 2006...

2012-02-25 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Vietnam Veterans of America holds true that crews who flew the C-123K aircraft contaminated with Agent Orange should be acknowledged by your department to have been exposed to this herbicide, and that those crew members who are afflicted with any of the maladies the VA considers presumptive to service connection ought to be eligible for health care and, when warranted, disability compensation," wrote John Rowan, National...

2012-02-16 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Vietnam Veterans of America is enraged by the comments of FOX Network's Liz Trotta, who, in a February 12 edition of America's News HQ, challenged the Pentagon for its increased spending on programs for victims of sexual assault," said John Rowan, VVA National President. In response to a DoD report showing a 64 percent increase in violent sexual assaults since 2006, Trotta remarked, "Well, what did they expect? These people are in...

2011-11-04 13:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On November 5, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America will hold an Agent Orange Town Hall meeting to discuss the birth defects, cancers, learning disabilities, and other health issues affecting the children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Penn State Beaver Campus, Monaca Auditorium, in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Hosted by Beaver County VVA Chapter 862 and AVVA...

2011-07-20 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Sooner or later, some senator or congressman was going to target benefits earned by veterans," said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "It seems that Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) is the one who has taken aim and fired." Senator Coburn, a medical doctor with a well-earned reputation as a fiscal conservative, has offered an amendment to H.R. 2055, the Military Construction and Veterans' Affairs and...