Founded in 1978,
Vietnam Veterans of America is the only
national Vietnam veterans organization
congressionally chartered and exclusively
dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their
families. VVA is organized as a
not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt
under Section 501(c)(19) of the IRS Code.
With more than 50,000
individual members in 46 state councils and
630 local chapters, VVA's goals are to
promote and support the full range of issues
important to Vietnam veterans, to create a
new identity for this generation of
veterans, and to change public perception of
All VA Medical Cards issued after 2004
need to be replaced as quickly as possible!
It has been discovered that, due to a careless design flaw, the cards can be scanned by
anyone with a smart phone (iPhone, Droid, etc.) Upon scanning your card, the first thing that
pops up on their phone will be your full social security number.
Get a new, replacement, card and don't lose or carelessly discard the old one!
The Department of
Veterans Affairs has issued a fraud alert about
a marketing scam that is targeting veterans who
misdial the VA National Call Center
(800-827-1000) or the GI Bill Call Center
(888-442-4551) phone numbers.
A marketing company created two phone numbers that differ from the real VA numbers by one digit.
If a veteran misdials and calls the bogus number, the answering party will offer a gift card
and try to obtain sensitive personal data, to include credit card information.
Please note that the VA will “never” ask for credit card or banking information over the phone.
Anthony Del Vecchio
has returned home from
and would like to thank everyone who sent packages and messages
to him, and his comrades serving alongside him.
Welcome Home Anthony - and thank you!
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Monthly Pizza Party
Hospital - Stress Unit
4th Tuesday of Each
The July pizza night was sponsored by Jim LaRosa,
dedicated to Sgt. David Schaffer, KIA May 1, 1969.
Would YOU like to sponsor one of our
monthly pizza parties for the Veterans Hospital Stress
Contact Dan Griffin at: (914) 682-4949 or ExecutiveDirector@vietnamvets49.org