VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
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
VVA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE:
"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
North Carolina VVA
will be Hosting the
Region 3 Conference
Durham, NC March 2019
More info will be available in March
2018 VVA Events
VVA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
July 24 - 28, 2018
Palm Springs, CA
VVA NATIONAL CONVENTION
July 22-30th, 2019
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
Vietnam Veterans of America
PRESIDENT'S WELCOME LETTER TO ALL VISITORS
I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ONLY A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR WEBPAGE.
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.
"NEVER AGAIN WILL ONE GENERATION OF VETERANS ABANDON ANOTHER"
Rossie M. Nance - President, North Carolina State Council of The Vietnam Veterans of America
4 Vets Catalog
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.” https://commissiononcare.sites.usa.gov/files/2016/07/2016.7.5-Press-Release.pdf
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: https://commissiononcare.sites.usa.gov/
To view the final report go to https://commissiononcare.sites.usa.gov/files/2016/07/Commission-on-Care_Final-Report_063016_FOR-WEB.pdf
To view President Obama comments on the final report go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/05/statement-president-commission-care-report
To view Chairman Miller, House Veterans Affairs Committee comments on the final report go to http://veterans.house.gov/press-release/miller-statement-on-commission-on-care-report
To view the Secretary of Veterans Affairs comments on the final report go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/05/statement-president-commission-care-report
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, TRICARE.mil 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
TRICARE.mil. 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 TRICARE.mil. Some of the most popular things that beneficiaries look for include:
What plan can I use?
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.
TRICARE.mil is a powerful educational tool for beneficiaries to learn about their health benefits and stay updated on the latest changes. VisitÂ
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
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
August 1, 2014
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:
UNDERSTANDING HEPATITIS C
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,
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
North Carolina VVA State Council