Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Welcome VASVW.org

We would like to introduce our readers to the new VASVW.org website, located at http://www.vasvw.org/. The site was put up by our great webmaster, Tom, and the current membership of VASVW is highly pleased with his efforts. It is first rate: Bravo Zulu, Tom!

On the website, among other things, you will see current news about Veterans and Blue Water Veterans issues, memorials to our members killed by friendly fire, links to Blue Water Navy ship's sites, and to organizations that may be of assistance to Veterans filing claims for benefits from the DVA.

Also there is a page for joining VASVW.org.

We suggest that you take a look at the VASVW.org website. Look around, you'll like what you see.

We also would like to issue an invitation to you to join the VASVW. Here is our mission statement:

The Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War, Inc is founded on the principle of furthering the benefits for Veteran Sailors of the Vietnam War, their families and survivors, and other Veterans of the Vietnam War, and the Vietnam Era who have been damaged by exposure to Dioxins from herbicides used, stored, or transshipped during that war. We welcome those who agree with and support our causes and efforts.

We espouse the concept that no one shall be left behind. We equally espouse the concept of a broad based, grass roots, common-sense effort to support any legislation that will further that cause, and do so expeditiously, and at no delay to others. We espouse the concept of mutual support, and comradeship among our member shipmates and comrades.

We believe in fairness, openness, and the inclusion of all in decision-making. Each member shall have full say, and each member shall have available full knowledge of the issues at hand. Each member is eligible for positions in leadership. Widows, survivors, and Veterans Advocates are welcome as members.

Membership is free.

Membership is free. Membership will always be free. We are not about money. We don't even have a treasurer. We held elections early last fall and those folks will be up for reelection in about six months. We are about providing mutual support to one another, spreading accurate information, and keeping each other informed as to the best practices to use when pursuing a claim with the DVA.

From personal experience we can promise you that the VASVW members are among the finest folks in the world. Won't you join us?

Click on the large orange logo on the left sidebar and join our group on Yahoo.

The VASVW is now a 501.(c)(3) registered non-profit corporation.


”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Bush Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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