About AVVA


To advance the work of Vietnam Veterans of America through cooperative projects and programs to facilitate, enhance and improve communication with our members and the general public and to continue legislative efforts to ensure the rights and benefits for all veterans and their families.

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) began as a national, nonprofit membership and service organization dedicated to advancing the awareness of issues affecting Vietnam veterans, their families, and their communities. Since that time, we have evolved into an organization that has become cognizant and responsive to the problems affecting all veterans.

AVVA began as a group of members within Vietnam Veterans of America. In 1999, as the scope of activities and the number of members grew, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc was established. 

AVVA now functions as an independent membership and service organization. AVVA continues to works in conjunction with  Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) striving to ensure that Vietnam veterans- as well as ALL veterans, attain the honor, respect, and benefits they deserve. We lend our expertise, support, and leadership to all VVA programs, legislative actions, community service, and social activities.

AVVA is the extended family of VVA. We are made up of parents, spouses, children, friends, and communities. AVVA is a nucleus for action, healing, reconciliation, mutual support, and fellowship. With more than 9,000+ members, we are a thriving and strong organization.

AVVA is a non-partisan organization. Contributions to AVVA are tax-deductible.