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About The Vietnam Veterans of America

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. 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.

"Never again shall one generation of veterans abandon another"

Our Purpose:

  • To help foster, encourage, and promote the improvement of the condition of the Vietnam veteran.

  • To promote physical and cultural improvement, growth and development, self-respect, self-confidence, and usefulness of Vietnam-era veterans and others.

  • To eliminate discrimination suffered by Vietnam veterans and to develop channels of communications which will assist Vietnam veterans to maximize self-realization and enrichment of their lives and enhance life-fulfillment.

  • To study, on a non-partisan basis, proposed legislation, rules, or regulations introduced in any federal, state, or local legislative or administrative body which may affect the social, economic, educational, or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others; and to develop public-policy proposals designed to improve the quality of life of the Vietnam-era veteran and others especially in the areas of employment, education, training, and health.

  • To conduct and publish research, on a non-partisan basis, pertaining to the relationship between Vietnam-era veterans and the American society, the Vietnam War experience, the role of the United States in securing peaceful co-existence for the world community, and other matters which affect the social, economic, educational, or physical welfare of the Vietnam-era veteran or others.

  • To assist disabled and needy war veterans including, but not limited to, Vietnam veterans and their dependents, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans

Special Programs:

  • Government Relations Advocacy on the range of veterans' issue

  • National Task Force for Homeless Veterans

  • Health care for veterans, including disabled veterans

  • Issues pertaining to women and minority veterans

  • National scholarship fund Program providing assistance to veterans seeking benefits or services from the government

New members welcome:

  • Membership is available to those who served on active duty in the United States Military between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, bring a copy of your DD214.

  • To join, print a Membership Application. Please include a copy of your DD-214 with your membership application.

  • Associate Membership is available for those wishing to support Vietnam Veterans of America but did not serve or do meet the qualifying dates.



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