Sierra Nevada Chapter 989 Vietnam Veterans of America in Reno became a VVA Chapter on June 14, 2007. Since our founding, the chapter has advocated for, and provided services for veterans of all services and eras and their families. Our members also remain true to the founding principal of the VVA which is, “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.” Today, Chapter 989 provides support to the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home; The Nevada Department of Veterans Services; The Veterans Guest House; VA Medical Center working with various departments; The Homeless Veteran Stand-Down; and the “Adopt a Vet” dental program. The Chapter also provides annual scholarships to veterans of all eras attending the University of Nevada – Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College and ongoing support to the United Veterans Coalition and the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery Wreaths Across America program in Fernley.
VVA’s programs are varied but focus on the needs of veterans from all eras including:
Government Relations Advocacy a wide range of veteran’s issues;
National Task Force for Homeless Veterans;
Health care for veterans, including Agent Orange issues, PTSD, and disabled veterans;
Issues pertaining to women and minority veterans;
National scholarship fund;
Veterans Service Program providing assistance to veterans seeking benefits/services from the government;
Vets Connect. Reaching out to support returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.
Consider joining us
Anyone who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the U.S. armed forces between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 in the Republic
of Vietnam (“in-country”), or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975 is Eligibility for Membership.
Sierra Nevada Chapter 989 meets the 3rd Thursday of each Month at 1800 hours, inside VFW Post 9211, 255 VFW Historic Lane (formerly Burris Lane) in Reno. (Just off of Moana & Baker Lane)
“ Red Drop ” marks the spot! For the VFW Bunker