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VVA Oregon State Council

Welcome to the website of the Oregon State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). As the state council for Oregon, the Oregon State Council coordinates the activities of local chapters in the state of Oregon. We currently have 9 chapters throughout the state.

Founded in 1978, VVA is the only national veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. 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.

Membership in the Vietnam Veterans of America is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964, and May 7, 1975.

Upcoming Events

Oregon State Council Meeting

November 19, 2022, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: American Legion Post 51, 480 Main St, Lebanon, OR 97355

VVA Leadership Conference 2022

Oregon State Council President Jim Fleming and Vice President Jaycee Newman attended the VVA Leadership Conference in Greenville, SC in August.

We met with VVA National President Jack McManus, and the National VVA Director Policy & Government Affairs, Sharon Hodge. Bill Duncan, Bill Maxon and Francisco Ivarro were all key advocates in lobbying and achieving support from Vietnam Veterans of America at the National level.

From left to right: Bill Maxon, Secretary VVA Chapter 805, Steve Wiley, past President VVA Chapter 271, Bill Duncan, President VVA Chapter 805, Sharon Hodge, National Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Jack McManus, National President VVA, Francisco Ivarro, Region 8 Director VVA, and Jaycee Newman, Vice-President Oregon State Council VVA.