07 May 2014

C-123 Veterans Announce Agent Orange Town Hall Meetings

Partnering with the Vietnam Veterans of America. representatives of the C-123 Veterans Association
are now available to present the popular Agent Orange Town Hall meetings throughout the United States. Addressing the full range of Agent Orange concerns and benefits, our Association presents an additional element of exposure topics, including a bit more scientific focus on routes of exposure.

The meetings, free to the public and with light refreshments provided, will also include the latest VA's War Injuries and Illness Study Center, where their poly-exposure expertise has been so important to veterans, especially those with multiple war exposures.

The Agent Orange Town Hall meetings have been organized for nearly two years under the auspices of the Vietnam Veterans of America, the objective being to acquaint veterans and the public with the lingering issues of this Vietnam-war era military herbicide which still causes such grief to America's veterans, as well as allies from South Korea, Australia and the former Republic of South Vietnam.

VVA's web site posts announcements of these talks, presented by many affiliated veterans' organizations in each of the fifty states, and which have proven so popular. The VVA site also posts meeting materials for organizers, and links to vital materials from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the VVA itself, especially the informative VVA Guide to Agent Orange Self Help.

Town Hall Meetings are pointedly non-political...information about Agent Orange and its impact on America's veterans and
their families is the only agenda item. And that information is changing all the time, with new perspectives from the VA, the medical community and veterans themselves.

The C-123 Veterans Association anticipates its next Town Hall Meeting to be July 19 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in partnership with the city's three Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, and with input from the Wyoming Veterans Commission and the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center (note: participation by other agencies such as the VA does not imply their sponsorship or content approval, but only their wish to help inform their veterans and answer questions on any topic of interest.)

Other organizations wishing to conduct Town Hall Meetings under the sponsorship of the Vietnam Veterans of America are asked to coordinate with the VVA through Mokie Porter in the national office. 1-800-882-1316 ext. 146 (mporter@vva.org) For information about the C-123 Veterans Association Town Hall Meeting, please contact W. Carter at wes@c123cancer.org

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