About VVA

                                                            WHO WE ARE                                                            

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.


                 "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."


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. 


Over 87,480+ individual members* 

includes 1391 women

48 state councils 

650+ local chapters 

*(MAC report 09/2020)


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