Vietnam War Veteran’s Site – Welcome

vietnam war veteransThank you for visiting Viet Nam Veteran’s Site. This site was designed to commemorate the thousands of men & women who served their country through their involvement in what many have called “the most unpopular war in American History.”

The Vietnam War in Vietnam also known as the American War, also known as the Second Indochina War, was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam—supported by the Soviet Union, China and other communist allies—and the government of South Vietnam—supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. The Viet Cong (also known as the National Liberation Front, or NLF), a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist common front directed by the North, fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The People’s Army of Vietnam (a.k.a. the North Vietnamese Army) engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. As the war wore on, the part of the Viet Cong in the fighting decreased as the role of the NVA grew. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery, and airstrikes. In the course of the war, the U.S. conducted Read the rest of this entry

Veteran Struggling to Bring Home Dog He Saved In Iraq

Veteran Struggling to Bring Home Dog He Saved from Death in Iraq
PEOPLE
Kelly Bender
May 27, 2016

“If she survives and I am able to get her out of Iraq she will come to the U.K. or Spain with me and…

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Researchers Discover PTSD Treatment Needs To Focus On The Trauma? Duh!

The U.S. needs to revisit our PTSD treatment guidelines
Military Times
By Bret Moore, Special to Military Times
May 15, 2016
What did they find? Trauma-focused psychotherapies outperformed…

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African Air Chiefs symposium stresses partnership

Locating on a map the 26 African nations represented at the 6th annual African Air Chiefs Symposium would be challenging for all but advanced geography students.

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JBLM soldier shoots helicopter during training exercise

Authorities say a soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord who was participating in a large training exercise in California shot an Army Apache helicopter with live rounds.

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Department of Defense Increases Zika Virus Research Funding

The Pentagon is stepping up its Zika virus surveillance efforts by pumping an extra $1.76 million into research labs.
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NATO Equipment and Troops Arrive for Exercises in Poland

A NATO spokesman says military equipment and troops have started arriving in Poland for a major military deployment exercise.
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Marine Corps V-22 Osprey Could Get 'Kamikaze' Missile

The Marine Corps is getting close to selecting a weapons system and sensors for its prized tiltrotor aircraft.
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Multi-faceted team takes new approach to tracking and answering Veterans questions

“Everything we do, we want done correctly under the pertinent laws and policies,” said Dale. “We are rebuilding trust with our Veterans by making sure their issues are being handled correctly and in a timely manner. That does not always mean they get the answer they are hoping for, but the answer they received is the correct answer.”
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Meeting the needs for growing number of women Veterans goal of Center’s new director

As the principal advisor to the Secretary on issues that affect women Veterans, representing us during the MyVA transformation is one of my top priorities, along with leading the Center for Women Veterans’ mission and activities.
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#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Dan Fenn Jr.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Dan Fenn Jr.
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