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

VVA National Leadership Conference

August 9, 2022 - August 13, 2022

Location: Greenville, SC

Oregon State Council Meeting

November 19, 2022

Location: TBD

Vietnam War Veterans Day 2022

Roseburg Chapter 805 sponsored an event in honor of Vietnam War Veterans day on March 29, 2022 at the Roseburg VA Cemetery. The event was well-attended and included local dignitaries, VVA and AVVA members and their families, and the general public.

Bill Duncan, Chapter 805 President with Keith Allen, Director of the VA Hospital in Roseburg
VVA members Lonnie Shields, Rick Baird and Bill Gentry served as the Honor Guard.
Jennifer Ellis, AVVA Chapter 805 President / Region 8 Director with Bill Duncan and Keith Allen
Chapter 805 members turned out in force for this event.