Press Release

August 5, 2005

No. 05-018

Mokie Porter

(301) 585-4000 Ext. 146
(301) 996-0901


Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America
to Hold Biennial Leadership Conference

(Washington, D.C.) –  Members of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) from across the nation will take part in the organization’s biennial Leadership Conference at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno from August 10-14. The event is held in conjunction with Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Convention.

"We are very excited about the Leadership Conference," said AVVA National President Mary Miller. "We will have a committed, dedicated group of members in Reno taking part in a wide range of seminars and other activities that will help them further our mission in support of Vietnam veterans and their families.

"On Wednesday afternoon, August 10, AVVA members will visit Step 2, a transitional housing unit in Reno for women and families in recovery. AVVA, through its Project Friendship, has supported the facility through donations of toiletries, cleaning supplies, bedding and cash contributions."

AVVA is a national organization that promotes legislative and educational programs for veterans and their families. It is affiliated with Vietnam Veterans of America.


Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

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