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Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting
September 14, 2013 - 2:00 PM
Erie Community College, North Campus
Kittinger Hall - Room 100
Williamsville, NY

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Thank you all for your interest in this important issue. As information, the planning committee has invited a number of officials from the area and our Congress representatives and State Senators and have had fairly good response so far. The planning committee is working very hard and hope to see you at the event.
The event should be approximately 2 hours in length.


Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting
September 19, 2013 6:30 PM
Location: American Legion 8
300 Avenue M NW
Winterhaven, Florida


This meeting is for ALL VIETNAM VETERANS AND VETERANS that were exposed to Agent Orange/Dioxins during their military service. Significant numbers of Vietnam Veterans have children and grandchildren with birth defects related to exposure to Agent Orange. VVA will have a panel of experts to answer all questions concerning defects and the procedure to file a claim for benefits. Other places of exposure: Service along the Korean DMZ and the fenced perimeters of airforce bases in Thailand during the Vietnam war. Loading of Agent Orange on ships for delivery to Vietnam, or if you served on ships that transported, stored, used, or tested Agent Orange; working on shipboard aircraft or equipment that was used in Vietnam.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Agent Orange meeting planned in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL -- The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1064 is hosting a town hall meeting focusing on Agent Orange at 2 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion on Parkway Avenue in East Liverpool, Ohio. Several speakers will address various illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure as well as possible compensation. The chapter is also seeking the names and addresses of of military personnel serving overseas so that packages may be shipped to them. For information, call 330-386-4588.

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Agent Orange Town Hall forum - Chester County, PA

VVA 436 and WCU Veterans Council will host an Agent Orange Town Hall forum at West Chester University on October 2. The subject for the day is how the dioxin poisoning of American Veterans has passed down to their offsprings. We'll push this issue to the front of our county's collective consciousness.

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Tennessee's first Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting in Knoxville last evening was an overwhelming success. Chapter 1078 is to be commended and thanked, highly, for their outstanding enthusiasm, involvement and execution. For their first event since receiving their VVA Charter in June, I can't say enough for their commitment in the service and support of our area Brothers and their families at this event.

Don Smith, member of the Board of Directors, Chapter 1078 (and Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs), did an outstanding job of presenting an overview of the Agent Orange problem, discussing available VA benefits and answering the many questions. Thank you Don for your commitment in the service and support of all veterans and their families of Tennessee.

Participating were VSO's from Knox, Sevier and Anderson County along with VVA/AVVA VSO, Laurel Bowman. Also present were the Field Directors for U.S. Senators Alexander and Corker, and the VA Regional Office. Many thanks go to the Red Cross for being on hand to provide coffee, water and my favorite health food (better defined as donuts).

Each VSO reported coming away from the meeting with a long list of appointments to begin the process of investigating the potential of filing VA claims for Vietnam veterans and survivors. That's what it's all about folks - service and support!!!!

There were chairs set up for 230 Vietnam veterans, and their family/survivors. All seats were filled and there were, I'm guessing, approximately 20 - 30 standing.

Although only 3 new memberships (application, DD214 and payment) were received, approximately 80 (maybe more) area Vietnam veterans took applications and committed to returning their memberships completed. Many others also committed to attending Chapter 1078's next meeting to learn more.

It was an honor for TSC to work with Chapter 1078 in planning and producing this program so vital to Vietnam veterans and their families and survivors. TSC looks forward to moving across the great State of Tennessee and working with other Chapters in bringing these informative programs to all.

Thanks again to Don Smith and Chapter 1078, and Tennessee looks forward to your growth and continuing service and support of area veterans.


Town hall meeting about Agent Orange discusses genetic legacy of chemical

Fayetteville, WV.
March 17, 2013

About 188 people attended a town hall meeting in Fayetteville about Agent Orange and how it effects not only veterans, but their children and grandchildren.

"Agent orange is probably one of the most toxic chemicals that exists," explained Mokie Porter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). "Its health impact on the veterans and their families is tremendous."

Porter said VVA is hosting town hall meetings across the country to spread this message. "We're trying to do this in an effort to get a grassroots movement to get our government to take action and provide assistance, medical care, research and treatment for these children - some of whom are now adults - and their children and their children's children."

Read more about the Fayetteville, WV town hall meeting here

 

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FROM THE VVA
CONSTITUTION

"The Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee shall accumulate and disseminate information regarding Agent Orange and Dioxin and actively pursue the recognition of presumptive disabilities from exposure to Agent Orange and Dioxin by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee shall provide assistance to State Councils, Chapters, and service programs in the handling of Agent Orange related problems. The Committee shall encourage and foster the sponsorship of legislation to help the victims of Agent Orange and Dioxin, and encourage scientific and medical research in the field of dioxin-related ailments."



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