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         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.



18th  BIENNIAL  NATIONAL  VVA  CONVENTION


AUGUST  8-12

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT   WWW.VVA.ORG
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VVA Region 3 Conference - Spring 2018

    Hosted by:   VVA South Carolina State Council

March 29th - April 1st
Greenville, SC

Details on Hotel and Registration will be available  July 1st, 2017
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                                Proposed Cuts to Individual Unemployability a Non-Starter,

                                                Administration Acknowledges

   (Washington, D.C.)--“It was a bad idea to begin with, unworkable and essentially uncaring for almost a quarter 
   of a million veterans over the age of 62,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America,        referring to a provision in the President’s $186.5 billion budget proposal for FY18 that would take thousands of
  dollars in Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits from the most vulnerable of veterans. “Now the administration      has seen the light and retreated from their poorly-reasoned plan.”

  “Here at VVA, we have been deluged by calls from our members,” Rowan said. “They are concerned. They are    
   scared. Some are angry. They fear a personal financial disaster that could cost them their house, their savings,  
   their very life.”

  “The administration’s plan was, in effect, to take from Peter to pay for Paul, to eviscerate the IU program to make      available funds to enhance and expand the so-called Choice program, to the tune of $3.2 billion in FY’18,” noted      Rowan.

  “Just as an avalanche of calls and e-mails struck all through the VSO and MSO community, so too did VVA and        our fellow organizations send letters and offer firm and focused testimony blasting the proposal at a Senate   
   hearing,” Rowan said.

  “Once the politically astute in the administration recognized the folly of cutting benefits, which could cost 
    certain veterans almost $20,000 a year, they reversed field, acknowledging that theirs was a non-starter, and 
    that Congress wasn’t going to go along with the proposal,” Rowan concluded.

   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. VVA’s founding principle is:

                                         “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”













    Dear Veteran/Supporter,

    The Center for Women Veterans (CWV) is sharing information about recently published research related to               women Veterans on a monthly basis. You can access additional women Veteran research information on the      
    CWV Research webpage. PubMed.gov is a resource that comprises more than 26 million citations for 
    biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to 
    full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites. Please contact your local library to obtain the 
    full-text of any of these references.

    Thank you for your service and support,

    Kayla M. Williams
    Director, Center for Women Veterans


    The Impact of Trauma Type or Number of Traumatic Events on PTSD Diagnosis and Symptom Severity ...
    06/09/2017 01:40 PM EDT

   Jakob JM, Lamp K, Rauch SA, Smith ER, Buchholz KR. The Impact of Trauma Type or Number of Traumatic    
   Events on PTSD Diagnosis and Symptom Severity in Treatment Seeking Veterans. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2017    
   Feb;205(2):83-86. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000581. PMID: 28129258

   Engaging multilevel stakeholders in an implementation trial of evidence-based quality ...
   06/07/2017 03:25 PM EDT

   Hamilton AB, Brunner J, Cain C, Chuang E, Luger TM, Canelo I, Rubenstein L, Yano EM. Engaging multilevel   
   stakeholders in an implementation trial of evidence-based quality improvement in VA women's health primary    
   care. Transl Behav Med. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1007/s13142-017-0501-5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27187513

   Sexual Assault Victimization and Mental Health Treatment, Suicide Attempts, and Career Outcomes ...
   06/07/2017 08:38 AM EDT

   Rosellini AJ, Street AE, Ursano RJ, Chiu WT, Heeringa SG, Monahan J, Naifeh JA, Petukhova MV, Reis BY,   
   Sampson NA, Bliese PD, Stein MB, Zaslavsky AM, Kessler RC. Sexual Assault Victimization and Mental Health 
   Treatment, Suicide Attempts, and Career Outcomes Among Women in the US Army. Am J Public Health. 2017   
   May;107(5):732-739. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303693. Epub 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28323466

   Trends in hysterectomy rates among women Veterans in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
   06/05/2017 03:18 PM EDT

  Katon JG, Gray K, Callegari L, Gardella C, Gibson C, Ma E, Lynch KE, Zephyrin L. Trends in hysterectomy rates   
  among women Veterans in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 May 31.   
  pii: S0002-9378(17)30686-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.05.057. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28578175

  Experiences with VHA care: a qualitative study of U.S. women veterans with ...
  06/01/2017 02:54 PM EDT

   Kehle-Forbes SM, Harwood EM, Spoont MR, Sayer NA, Gerould H, Murdoch M. Experiences with VHA care: a   
   qualitative study of U.S. women veterans with self-reported trauma histories. BMC Womens Health. 2017 May   
   30;17(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s12905-017-0395-x. PMID: 28558740

   Leukopenia Associated with Risperidone Treatment
   06/01/2017 02:54 PM EDT

   Morrison M1, Schultz A1, Sanchez DL2, Catalano MC3, Catalano G3. Leukopenia Associated with Risperidone      
   Treatment. Curr Drug Saf. 2017 May 30. doi: 10.2174/1574886312666170531072837. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 
    28558630

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