Prostate Cancer Awareness
Prostate Cancer is related to Agent Orange
You may be eligible for community care(outside a VA medical facility) when VA cannot provide the care you need.
Frequently Asked Questions.
NEW COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM
I heard that VA is working on a new community care program. What is the status of that? Yes, due to the VA MISSION Act of 2018, VA is creating a new, single community care program that will be easier to use. VA is in the process of designing and testing the program, which is scheduled to launch by June 6, 2019.
VVA Calls on President to Sign Bill Now
Washington, D.C—”The VA Mission Act is the result of years of pressure from our members across the country, and its swift passage represents the kind of bipartisan work that Congress accomplishes when they focus on veterans,” said John Rowan, Vietnam Veterans of America national president. “We urge President Trump to sign this important legislation immediately, so that the VA can get to work on enacting these important reforms right away.”
The VA Mission Act, a $52 billion spending package, passed the Senate by a 92-5 vote, after sweeping through the House on a 347-70 vote. The legislation consolidates the Department of Veterans Affairs’ seven separate community care programs into one streamlined program in order to reduce bureaucracy and confusion for both veterans and the VA staff charged with caring for them. A critical provision of the VA Mission Act is the expansion of the caregiver-support program to pre9/11 veterans. This expansion will be rolled out over time to ensure that a surge in demand doesn’t overwhelm the VA’s already strained information-technology systems. Once fully enacted, the VA Mission Act will ensure that the caregivers of veterans of all eras are provided equality in support. “VVA’s members have had to wait far too long, and have had to fight far too hard for these reforms,” continued Rowan. “The President must sign this legislation immediately.
VETERANS COFFEE SATURDAY MARCH 3RD
9 AM HELENA PERKINS
All drinks provided by VVA Chapter 626. Breakfast is optional at your own expense. Come and reconnect with veterans in the
Helena community. All veterans and their families welcome. This is the first Saturday of every month and is posted in the Independent Record.
Join us in Washington, DC at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the dedication of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. Plans are underway for a series of events to commemorate this extraordinary landmark event. Official events begin on Saturday the 10th of November. The Embassy Suites, Downtown on 22nd Street between M and N Streets NW will be the host hotel, and suites will be available at a reduced rate (202-857-3388). This is the same hotel that was used for the 20th Anniversary. Check back for news of even more plans and events that may appear at www.vietnamwomensmemorial.org
Saturday November 10th
• 10am-4pm: Vietnam Women’s Memorial Gift Shop opens at the Washington Embassy Suites Hotel, in the hospitality suite
• 6 p.m.: Candlelight Ceremony at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial on the National Mall
Sunday November 11th
• 9am – 12pm: Story Telling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial: In Their Own Words
• 1:00 p.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
• Following the Ceremony at the Wall (approximately 2:30pm): Group Picture for women veterans at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial
Vietnam Women’s Memorial Gift Shop will be open November 10th from 10am until 4pm. During this time special gifts representing the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, and honoring the women who served will be available. The shop will be at the Headquarters Hotel listed below, located downtown on 22nd Street between M and N Streets NW. Items include commemorative pins, as well as other Vietnam Women’s Memorial patches, coins, and keepsakes.
Storytelling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial: In Their Own Words is a program of speakers scheduled throughout the day. Speakers are scheduled at 30 minute intervals. Speakers may be women or men who served, family or friends, school children, or anyone who has a message about the meaning of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a special group rate if you use the Group Code: VWM
Group Name: Vietnam Women’s Memorial at Eastern National
Hotel Name: Embassy Suites Washington DC Georgetown
Address: 1250 22nd Street NW
Washington D.C. 20037