North  Carolina  State  Council
     "Never Again will one generation of Veterans Abandon another."

         Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) 

              is the only National Vietnam Veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively  
              dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

              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."

             GOALS:  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.

  President - North Carolina State Council Vietnam Veterans of America -   Rossie M. Nance    4104 Cape Landing Road,  Castle Hayne, NC    28429 
    My Healthy Vet
       North Carolina                          VVA 
     will be Hosting the 
   Region 3 Conference
 Durham, NC March 2019
      More info will be               available in March

   2018  VVA Events


       July 24 - 28, 2018
      Palm Springs,  CA
       VVA   NATIONAL                CONVENTION

       July 22-30th, 2019
    Spokane, Washington




The North Carolina  Agent Orange and PTSD Educational Campaign 
throughout the state, sponsored by the NC State Council of The Vietnam Veterans of America.

Below is a list of scheduled  2018 Educational Campaigns 

Please check back for the next scheduled meeting.

Thank-you for your support.

Mr. Rossie M. Nance

President of the North Carolina State Council Vietnam Veterans of America

To  Contact  the 
National  Office 

​  Vietnam Veterans of America

800- VVA-1316

For information
about claims
      The Passing 
      of a Veteran 
        "Click Here"



    It is without saying what a Veteran means to me and especially the Vietnam Veteran. Also thanks to all  the  men and women       who supported this unpopular war. You have to stop and think what the thought  process  of this war has been on these   
   Veterans and the years with no Welcome Home. Many went about  their life as  silent men and women trying to forget the        
   personal scarring memories. 

    Take a few moments and get to know the Vietnam Veterans of North Carolina. The volunteers who support  our daily     
    mission, the areas where all Chapters are located and our Agent Orange Educational Campaign  information. 

    In closing feel free to contact myself, the officers or any of the Chapters for more information and answers to your questions. 


        Rossie M. Nance  -  President, North Carolina State Council of The Vietnam Veterans of America

   North Carolina 
   4 Vets Catalog

    "Click Here"
Presidential Commission on Care released final recommendations to transform VA Health Care
Vietnam Veteran of America
July 6, 2016

 Commission on Care released final report on transforming VA Health Care

In accordance with In Section 202 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, Public Law 113-146 as amended by the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2014 Public Law 113-175. Congress established the Presidential Commission on Care, an independent commission charging it to examine veterans’ access to Department of Veterans Affairs health care and to examine strategically how best to organize the Veterans Health Administration, locate health resources, and deliver health care to veterans during the next 20 years.

On June 30, the Commission on Care released the final report on recommendations transforming veterans' health care in accordance with the law, President Obama, Secretary of Veterans of Affairs and Congress received copies of the final report.

Chairperson Nancy Schlichting, CEO of the Henry Ford Health System, states in the Commission press release on July 5. The Commission recognized that the reforms we’re proposing cannot be sustained without fundamentally bolstering governance and strengthening leadership,” Schlichting emphasized. “With able leadership and congressional support for these recommendations, VA will be positioned to provide veterans with the quality health care they have earned.”

Vietnam Veterans of America will soon be releasing our views on the recommendations as outlined in the Commission on Care final report.

Commission on care website: 

To view the final report go to

To view President Obama comments on the final report go to

To view Chairman Miller, House Veterans Affairs Committee comments on the final report go to

To view the Secretary of Veterans Affairs comments on the final report go to

Vietnam Veterans of America is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans' service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families. In keeping with its founding principle, "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another," VVA aggressively advocates for all veterans.


     TRICARE Website: Easier to Use

    On July 24, unveiled a new website design to give TRICARE’s 9.6 million beneficiaries clear and easy  access to benefit information. Â    
    Users now have more ways to browse our site. We’ve added easier navigation, a login button for quicker access to our partner’s secure services, and     a  section on the homepage dedicated  to life-changing events. We’ve also streamlined and reorganized our content so users can find what they’re    
    looking for in the way they’re expecting.

    We’re listening to our beneficiaries. Â Our new design is the result of an ongoing review about what beneficiaries  are looking for when they visit We are using satisfaction surveys, analytics, and user feedback to highlight key information. We are also closely monitoring our most 
    visited pages and our most frequent search  terms on Some of the most popular things that beneficiaries look for include:

              What plan can I use?
              What’s covered?
              How do I find a doctor?
              How much will I pay?

    We paired these findings with an extensive review of 34 government and private sector health insurance plan  websites. This allowed us to apply    
    common industry practices of  website navigation, organization, content,  naming convention, and readability. is a powerful educational tool for beneficiaries to learn about their health benefits and stay updated on the latest changes. Visit 
    TRICARE Website to see the new design and explore the TRICARE benefit.
    VVA supports S.2738, Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014 introduced by Senatora  Jerry Moran-KS and Richard  Blumenthal-CT

              August 1, 2014
              No. 14-17
              Contact: Mokie Porter

    Sen. Jerry Moran joins With Senator Blumenthal To Introduce Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014

    (Washington, DC) – “We applaud Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D- CT) for joining  forces to introduce The Toxic   
    Exposure Research Act of 2014, said VVA National President John Rowan. “Among the so-called  invisible wounds of war are those brought home by    
    troops that may not manifest for decades. And most tragically, the damage done by the toxins may pass on genetically to the children & grandchildren     of our nation’s warriors. Our children are the innocent victims of our military service.”

     This bill, (S.2738), instructs the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health 
     conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxins during service  in the Armed Forces. Further, S.2738 calls for the establishment of an 
     advisory board to oversee and assess the work of the center to determine     health conditions that result from toxic exposure and to study and 
     evaluate cases of exposure. The advisory board will advise     the Secretary of VA on issues related to research conducted at the National Center and 
     the particular benefits and services required by the descendants of individuals exposed while service  as members of the Armed Forces.

     The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) will conduct a town hall meeting on the  evening of Wednesday,               June 25, 2014 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Commission requests participation from anyone who resides in the general vicinity of Fayetteville.         The  Commissioners will hear testimony from witnesses on matters surrounding the programs that compensate the members of our Unformed 
     Services and that therefore support the long-term health of the     All- Volunteer Force.

     VA Press Release

    The VA is committed to caring for the needs of Veterans who have lung and other health  conditions possibly  related to their deployment to the   
    Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry will enable VA to better assess  the health of veterans   
    exposed to burn pits and other airborne hazards.

To add, Change or Delete any Veteran Events or information, please submit by E-Mail to:

    Beverly @

Knowing the facts about hepatitis C (Hep C) can help you better understand how it affects your liver—and may also help you make more informed decisions about your treatment options as you start working with a Hep C Specialist.
The good news is: Hep C can be cured.

Many people are surprised by a Hep C diagnosis. The good news is that recent scientific advances have made treatments for Hep C shorter and more effective, with fewer side effects than previously, and average cure rates around 95%.
Cure means the Hep C virus is not detected in the blood  3 months after treatment is completed.
VA To Eliminate 7 Compensable Disabilities
December 12, 2016

Not all service-connected medical conditions and injuries are incurred or exacerbated in the performance of military duties.

For example, a qualifying injury can occur when a service member was at home or on leave, and a qualifying medical condition, such as multiple sclerosis, can develop independently of a service member’s military duties.

In 2015, VA paid 716,000 veterans a total of $3.7 billion, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, to compensate for seven of the medical conditions that, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), military service is unlikely to cause or aggravate. Those conditions are:

    Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease,
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,
    Crohn’s Disease,
    Multiple Sclerosis,
    Uterine Fibroids.

Beginning in January 2018, this option would cease veterans’ disability compensation for those seven medical conditions GAO identified.

 Under the option, veterans now receiving compensation for those conditions would have their compensation reduced or eliminated, and veterans who applied for compensation for those conditions in the future would not be eligible for it.

 An argument in support of this option is that it would make the disability compensation system for military veterans more comparable to civilian systems. Few civilian employers offer long-term disability benefits, and among those that do, benefits do not typically compensate individuals for all medical problems that developed during employment. 

An argument against this option is that military service is not like a civilian job; instead, it confers unique benefits to society and imposes extraordinary risks on service members. By that logic, the pay and benefits that service members receive should reflect the hardships of military life, including compensating veterans who become disabled in any way during their military service.

Source: U.S. Congressional Budget Office

VVA  Region 3 Conference - March 2019
hosted by 
North Carolina VVA State Council