Vietnam Veterans Of America
Chapter Resources

Chapter Resources

A list of .pdf files that might be helpful to all Chapters.

Chapter Websites

Chapter Websites

NYSC VVA Chapters websites can be found on this page.

NYSC Interchange

NYSC Interchange

Download the NYSC newsletters in .pdf format.

VVA Constitution

VVA Constitution

The Constitution of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

Latest News

(Washington, D.C) — “Vietnam Veterans of America calls on Congress to pass the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act of 2023,” said Jack McManus, VVA National President. “The benefits in the bill reflect a sincere commitment to enhancing the well-being of our veterans. While the bill proposes commendable efforts to address critical issues affecting veterans, we have two concerns,” noted McManus.

“First, we are concerned that the bill’s focus on community care may diminish the quality and capability of the VA healthcare system itself. A large part of our membership are rural and aging veterans who value access to community care. However, Congress must ensure that the VA has sufficient funding to maintain the quality of care it currently provides at its own medical centers. Second, while we appreciate the effort to steward tax dollars, the unprecedented use of offsets in this bill may jeopardize critical programs like the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for

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(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the introduction of the SERVICE Act,” said Jack McManus, VVA National President. “This legislation will save lives as it provides law enforcement with tools and training to help respond to veterans in crisis. We have seen the “suicide by cop” scenario played out all too often. With the appropriate training, police will have tools to both recognize and de-escalate such a situation and avoid unnecessary tragedy.”

The Supporting Every At-Risk Veteran In Critical Emergencies (SERVICE) Act (H.R. 3180), introduced to Congress by Representatives Dale W. Strong (R-AL), Lou Correa (D-CA), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), and Glenn Ivey (D-MD), would establish a pilot program to allow local law-enforcement agencies to use the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants to

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(Washington, D.C) - “The enactment of the Korean American VALOR Act is a significant step toward rectifying the inequity in care for those who fought alongside us in Vietnam,” said Jack McManus, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America. The VALOR Act expands eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs benefits like medical and dental care to over 4,000 veterans of the South Korean armed forces who served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975.

“Our government offered healthcare to generations of allied forces prior to the Vietnam War; our Korean brothers in arms — now American citizens — have until now been unjustly denied access to care that they earned through service,” said McManus.

President McManus emphasized VVA’s commitment to collaborating with members of the Korean Vietnam Veterans community and the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the VALOR Act is implemented in a way that maximizes access to

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