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: 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.

   Vietnam Veterans asked to attend 
   Agent Orange Town Hall

    KINSTON – For a decade, it was standard operating procedure in Vietnam:  wherever  the notoriously dense 
    foliage and canopy hid enemy soldiers, American servicemen would chemically annihilate it.

    The defoliant of choice was Agent Orange, so named because of the orange stripes on the 55- gallon drums it was     shipped in. From 1962-71, U.S. servicemen sprayed almost 11 million gallons of Agent Orange from planes,     helicopters, trucks and backpack sprayers to kill vegetation around bases, landing zones and river banks,     according to Vietnam Veterans of America.

    "When you were over there, it was, 'Don't worry about it. It's going to kill the foliage, but it's not going to hurt     you" said Herb Worthington, the VVA's national committee  chair for Agent Orange and one of the guest speakers
    at an upcoming Agent Orange Educational Campaign in Kinston. "Some guys were covered in it."

    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. 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 and 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     serving as members of the Armed Forces.

    Commission to Hold Hearing in Fayetteville, NC

     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.

     The Chairman and Commissioners will hear from Service members, veterans, retirees, 
     family members, and the public. Attendees will be given an opportunity to address the 
     Chairman and Commissioners and relay to them their experience and comments.

         Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
         Location: Embassy Suites, 4760 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303
         Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     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.

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    Just a remembrance and thoughts on April 30.

  President - North Carolina State Council Vietnam Veterans of America -   Rossie M. Nance    4104 Cape Landing Road,  Castle Hayne, NC    28429 
    My Healthy Vet
 2016 North Carolina
       VVA Events


Kinston, NC
Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00pm

Woodmen of the World


Wilmington, NC
Friday, April 29, 2016
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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​  Vietnam Veterans of America

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    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 
                                                                       Vietnam Veterans of America