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About VVA

WHO WE ARE


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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 Internal Revenue Service Code.

VVA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE
"Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."



GOALS 

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 Vietnam veterans. 


ORGANIZATION

Over 80,000 individual members 
48 state councils 
650 local chapters 


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans
Seek full access to quality health care for veterans 
Identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service 
Hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care
Create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans 
Seek the fullest possible accounting of America's POW/MIAs 
Support the next generation of America's war veterans 
Serve our communities

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