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 90,000, 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

2024 VVA Leadership Conference

August 20 – 24, 2024
Reno, NV

Oregon State Council Meeting

November, 2024
Exact Date and Location TBD

2025 VVA National Convention

August 5-9, 2025
New Orleans, LA

Oregon State Council Meeting - May 18, 2024

This was our annual meeting which was held at the Oregon State Veterans Home in Lebanon, OR. It was also our biennial election meeting, and we elected several new officers.

Swearing in Ceremony at our May 18, 2024 Meeting
Francisco Ivaraa, VVA Region 8 Director (far right) administers the oath of office to newly elected officers. From left to right: Steve Wiley, 1st Vice President; Treasurer, Clyde Evans; Bill Duncan, 1st Vice President; Jaycee Newman, President; and Steve Carr, Secretary.