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
Welcome to our Newest Member:
Blaise Bruno - Greenwich, CT
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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Monthly Pizza Party
Hospital - Stress Unit
4th Tuesday of Each
The July, 2015 pizza night will be sponsored by Blaise Bruno,
in honor and memory of:
Cpl. Blase E. Bruno
Veteran of World War II
Awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart
for his actions on Leyte, Philippines
December 7, 1944
The April, 2015 pizza night was sponsored by:
The Association of the United States Navy
The February, 2015 pizza night was sponsored by Cynthia Vanson,
SSG. Todd T.J. Lobraico, Jr.
KIA September 5, 2013 - Afghanistan
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