Julius P. Camelio from New
Raymond Pena from Dobbs Ferry
John Tkachuk life member from Yonkers
Nicholas Skirka life member from Yonkers
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
VVA supports H.R. 5484 the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014 Vietnam Veterans of America
September 19, 2014
Legislative Alert – Ask your Representative to Support H.R. 5484 the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014
Representative Dan Benishek, (MI-1), has introduced H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research of 2014 formerly H.R. 4816, the Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014, VVA strongly supports this bill, which reflects positively on one of our foremost legislative goals. Not only would it help achieve a measure of justice for the innocent victims of the use of toxic substances in times of war, but it offers unlimited possibilities for scientific research into the effects of these toxic chemicals.
This comprehensive legislation will construct a common mechanism and procedures that will encompass all past and future toxic wounds, as needed.
VVA urges you to go to our Legislative Action Center site at http://capwiz.com/vva/home/ and Take Action NOW by entering your zip code and sending the prepared letter to your U.S. Representative, asking them to please join their colleagues Brownley, (CA-26), Conyers, (MI-13) Honda (CA-17) and Rahall (WV-3) to co-sponsor H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressional chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA's founding principle is "Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another."
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.
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The July, 2013 pizza night was sponsored by Jim LaRosa,
dedicated to Sgt. David Schaffer, KIA May 1, 1969.
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