"Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says “Bad war, good soldier.” Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.” - Max Cleland


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VVA is a "home of our own" - a community of fellowship with people who share your experiences, needs, and hopes for the future.

When you join VVA Chapter 1088 in Nassau County Florida, you are joining fellow Vietnam Veterans in over 26 chapters in Florida and in over 650 chapters nationwide for fellowship, volunteer opportunities, and community service.

Be as active as your time, talents, and interests allow. Or, simply be a proud member of VVA, knowing that your membership helps VVA work for you and your fellow Vietnam veterans.

Membership includes a subscription to Vietnam Veterans of America's award winning newspaper, The VVA Veteran, which brings you updates on issues and legislation affecting veterans, as well as unique articles on the people, places, and history of the Vietnam experience.

How to Join

Membership is open to U.S. armed force 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.

To join, you simply need to print out the membership application ( A link to download the application is provided on the right) and attach a copy of your DD-214. If you don't have a DD-214, it can be ordered from The National Archives link, which is also provided on the right. The application, DD-214 and your payment can be mailed to the address shown on the application, or you can bring it to our next chapter meetings.

If you have any questions on VVA membership or the process to join, you can email Roger Allen at

Families, friends, supporters, and veterans of other eras can join the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America and receive the same benefits.


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