About Us

As the state council for Oregon, the Oregon State Council coordinates the activities of local chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America in the state of Oregon.


Jim Fleming
Jim Fleming
Jaycee Newman photo
Jaycee Newman
Vice President
Steve Carr
Steve Carr
Clyde Evans photo
Clyde Evans


VVA LogoFounded in 1978, VVA is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. In 1986, VVA’s exemplary work was formally acknowledged by the granting of a congressional charter.

Today, Vietnam Veterans of America has a national membership of over 75,000, with over 500 chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and the Philippines. VVA places great emphasis on coordinating its national activities and programs with the work of its local chapters and state councils and is organized to ensure that victories gained at the national level are implemented locally.

What VVA Does

  • Advocates on issues important to all veterans
  • Seeks full access to quality health care for veterans
  • Identifies the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service
  • Holds government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veteran’s health care
  • Creates a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans
  • Seeks the fullest possible accounting of America’s POW/MIAs
  • Supports the next generation of America's war veterans
  • Serves our communities

Tax Status

VVA is a organized as non-profit service corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Programs and services are funded by member dues and public donations.