National Meetings

2018 VVA National Leadership Conference  July 24, 2018 - July 28, 2018 Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. 888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA. United States

Vietnam KIA Casualty Rank Breakdown

Here is a list of military lost in Vietnam by rank.

National Events

HEADING TEXT  HELPING VETERANS, COMMUNITIES, AND THOSE SERVING IN HARM’S WAY.  THE VVA   
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The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually.
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017: National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually It’s Official: March 29 Is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. (Washington, DC) – “Forty-two years ago on march 29th, the last American combat troops left the former South Vietnam, marking the end of what was then our nation’s longest war,” Yesterday, the bipartisan legislation, S.305, authored by Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), permanently designating March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, was signed into law by President Trump.” “The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 is the first federal statute to recognize in perpetuity the bravery and sacrifice of veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
Latest Bills Passed That Will Benefit Veterans
-
, The VA Scheduling Accountability Act, which ensures that all
fulfill the
 scheduling policies, requires the
VA
to report to Congress on individual facilities’ compliance
VA medical center
 leaders from receiving bonuses if their facility fails to certify
 -
, which directs the
VA
 to enter into agreements with state veterans homes to pay for adult day health care for a veteran eligible for, but not receiving, nursing home care.
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, The No Hero Left Untreated Act, which requires the
VA
 to carry out a one-year pilot program to provide access to magnetic resonance therapy to veterans with
, traumatic brain injury (TBI),
, chronic pain or opiate addiction. Magnetic resonance therapy has been used successfully in the past to treat
,
PTSD
 and TBI.
and prohibits
compliance.
Veteran Compensation Veteran Compensation Armed Forces Locator VA Email Updates
Vietnam Veterans of America
October 6, 2017
Legislative Update
 
Save the Date: October 12, 2017
 
The next call in day on the hill supporting passage of H.R. 299 and S.422, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2017, is October 12 at 9:00 am.
 
304 House members have signed on to H.R. 299 and 43 Senators have signed on to the companion bill, S.422. If, your member has not signed on to these bills, please make the call on October 12 requesting they join their colleagues in support of our Navy Vietnam Veterans.
Noncosponsors H.R. 299
Noncosponsors S.422
CallinScript for H.R. 299/S.422
We need your voices to get these bills out of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees and to the floor of both chambers for passage.
Thank you for your support.
VVA Government Relations Department
VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card 
WASHINGTON
                          — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.
This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.
Only those Veterans with
     honorable  service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.
“The  new Veterans Identification Card provides a safer and more convenient and efficient way for most Veterans to show proof of service,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “With the card, Veterans with honorable service to our nation will no longer need to carry around their paper DD-214s to obtain Veteran discounts and other services.”  
The VIC provides a more portable and secure alternative for those who served the minimum obligated time in service, but did not meet the retirement or medical discharge threshold. Veterans who served in the armed forces, including the reserve components, and who have a discharge of honorable or general (under honorable conditions) can request a VIC.
To request a VIC, Veterans must visit
vets.gov
, click on“
Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card
” on the bottom left of the page
and
sign in or create an account.
Veterans who apply for a card should receive it within 60 days and can check delivery status of their cards at
vets.gov
 .  A digital version of the VIC will be available online by mid-December.
White House VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed and Operational Around the Clock to Serve Nation’s Veterans
 
WASHINGTON
                       — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the White House VA Hotline, first launched in June as part of President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reforming VA, is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve Veterans 24- hours a day, 365 days a year
.
The hotline, which became 24-hour operational in mid-October, is now staffed by a team consisting of 90 percent Veterans or employees who have a Veteran family member, and is in
response to Veterans’ requests
 to talk to agents who could relate to their experiences.
The White House VA Hotline provides our nation’s Veterans with a direct, dedicated contact line that allows them to interact with highly trained, live agents to answer their needs and concerns,” said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin.
“Since the initial launch of the hotline in June, we listened to our Veterans, who indicated that they prefer speaking with other Veterans and Veteran family members, and we adjusted our hiring based on that feedback,”added Shulkin. 
“We’re proud that the hotline is now staffed 24/7 by a team of mostly Veterans or Veteran family members who have direct knowledge of their particular concerns and can use their experience to address them in the best way possible with the resources of the VA.  This represents a true win-win for Veterans and their loved ones.”
Since 24/7 coverage began in October, the hotline has served more than 10,000 callers.
Hotline agents answer inquiries, provide directory assistance, document concerns about VA care, benefits and services, and expedite the referral and resolution of those concerns. Agents undergo regular updates and training on VA services based on hotline trends and are assisted by newly implemented tracking software to help VA capture and improve its response, referral and resolution processes to best support Veterans.
The hotline can be accessed at
855-948-2311
and is VA’s first non-clinical, non-emergency around-the-clock call center. It provides Veterans a supplemental option to report issues if they are not being addressed through VA’s normal customer service channels.
The hotline’s agents are located at a VA facility in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Agents have access to a multitude of resources and contact information to help Veterans. The hotline
also generates real-time reports to VA experts who can help
address the specific issues of Veterans as well as make better-informed decisions on where program improvements are needed.
New VA Veteran ID Card VA Hot Line 24/7
See www.vva.org for more info.

Up coming event in Prescott

Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Expo in Prescott

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The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 becomes law The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 becomes law Vietnam Veterans of America Legislative Update.

Update there are two

motions from the 2017

National Board of Directors

meeting which have been

completed.

Motion 24: To remove the current Resource button on the website Home Page and replace it with an “Info For Members” button located at the top of the Home Page Between the Donate and Join/Renew buttons. Recommend white letters to fit the red, white and blue format.  WITHOUT OBJECTION MOTION PASSED. Motion 25 : To approve the revised VVA National Disciplinary Policy.  WITHOUT OBJECTION MOTION PASSED.  Bill Meeks, Jr. National Secretary

National Meetings

2018 VVA National Leadership Conference   July 24, 2018 - July 28, 2018 Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. 888 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA. United States

Vietnam KIA Casualty

Rank Breakdown

Here is a list of military lost in Vietnam by rank.
Vietnam Veterans of America WEBWeekly To view click here and you will be taken to it.

National Events

HEADING TEXT  HELPING VETERANS, COMMUNITIES, AND THOSE SERVING IN HARM’S WAY.  THE VVA   
VVA 432 all rights reserved 2017

The Vietnam War Veterans

Recognition Act of 2017

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually.
The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017: National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29 Annually It’s Official: March 29 Is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. (Washington, DC) – “Forty-two years ago on march 29th, the last American combat troops left the former South Vietnam, marking the end of what was then our nation’s longest war,” Yesterday, the bipartisan legislation, S.305, authored by Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), permanently designating March 29th as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, was signed into law by President Trump.” “The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 is the first federal statute to recognize in perpetuity the bravery and sacrifice of veterans who served during the Vietnam War.
News Flash President Signs Executive  order to improve  accountability and  whistleblower protection  in the Department of  Veterans Affairs VA Email Updates
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