Connecticut Chapter 120
Vietnam Veterans of America
Over 37 Years in Service to Veterans

Note: Do Not Call the Chapter Office

Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another

We Welcome You ...

to the first Connecticut Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) was founded by a small group of Vietnam veterans seeking to improve veterans' benefits and to improve the quality of life for veterans returning from the longest war in 20th century American history...                    The Vietnam War

 About Us ...

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA) is the only Congressionally chartered veterans’ service organization dedicated exclusively to Vietnam-Era veterans and their families. That Congressional charter, established in 1978, enabled the original group of three Vietnam veterans from Vermont to grow into a national organization of over 66,000 members today.

Connecticut Greater Hartford Chapter 120 was incorporated as a non-profit (IRS Code 501(c) 19) veterans service organization in 1983. The early years of our organization were spent in establishing ourselves as an advocate for Connecticut Vietnam veterans, promoting public awareness by participating in area town parades and other civic events, and becoming an active veterans’ watchdog in local, state and federal governmental affairs.

Today, our Chapter is well-known throughout the veterans’ community as a voice to be heard when any veterans’ benefits and rights are at stake. As Vietnam veterans, we remember well of our own struggle to obtain benefits which were rightfully ours. And that is why we take great pride in our motto that "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another".

The VVA Connecticut Chapter 120 office is located at 357 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06118.

Join Us Today ...

Full membership is open to Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975 (In-country Vietnam), or between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975 for Vietnam-Era veterans.

Associate Membership is open to the public.

VVA Membership Change
On October 20, 2018, VVA's National Board of Directors passed a motion to have one class of membership: Life membership for $50. All active and pending three-year members have been converted to life members.

After October 31, 2018, all dues payments received for one-year membership will be refunded along with instructions for renewing as a life member. Active one-year members will remain active until their current term expires and are invited to renew as life members for $50 thereafter. The link to the membership renewal application is:

Membership Benefits include a monthly Chapter newsletter and National newspaper, annual National scholarships, free Notary Public services and much more.

Helping Hands for Our Veterans ...

Several Greater Hartford area veterans have contacted Chapter 120 asking for help in paying the most basic of needs for themselves and their families. These veterans are those who do not qualify for regular federal, state or local assistance – they fall into that financial category where they make too much to qualify for assistance, but not enough to afford basic needs for their families, like food, fuel for heat, or clothing for their children. To see how you can help, see Helping Hands

What's Happening ...

Chapter, Local and State events:
02 Sep Chapter 120 Membership meeting, 7pm, 357 Main St., East Hartford CT. State COVID-19 guidelines apply.
19 Sep State Council meeting, 9am, 287 West St., Bldg 50, Rocky Hill CT
30 Sep Chapter 120 Board of Director's meeting, 7pm, 357 Main St., East Hartford CT

In the News ...

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Chapter 120 Meeting Minutes ...

January 2020 February 2020
March 2020 October 2020
November 2020 May 2021
June 2021 July 2021
August 2021    

Chapter 120 By-Laws ...

Chapter By-Laws, Revised 11/02/2006

Legislative Agenda for the 116th Congress

VVA Legislative Agenda

Connecticut Congressional Contacts

CT Congressional Contacts

This Page Last Revised  08/30/2021