BWNVVA advocates for veterans' rights and monitors veterans' interactions with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A popular current focus is given to the question of eligibility of Blue Water Navy service members for "presumptive exposure" to Agent Orange and other toxins which is given to all other service members who had "boots on the ground" in Vietnam and who are sick and disabled by any of the maladies listed as presumptive by the VA. We continuously monitor the legal arena regarding the status of this grave error on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Membership is open to any veteran of the United States Armed Forces of any era, or anyone active duty. Associate Membership is open to anyone else who is interested in the issues of Blue Water Navy. Welcome Aboard, you qualify for Membership.
Additionally, this site is available for members of the general public for educational purposes for historical study and other reasons. BWNVVA currently provides these services to its membership:
BWNVVA currently provides the following services to its membership:
BWNVVA has non-mandatory annual dues of $10 per year per member. Payment of dues is entirely voluntary and is based on an "honor system" payment. If you are able to pay , your submission of dues will be appreciated. If you can't afford it, we still appreciate your membership. There is no distinction between a member who submits the voluntary payment of dues and one who cannot -- all members have access to identical information and resources. The web site, with its useful and copious documentation and other important information, is available to all. The Bulletin Board Community, an invaluable source of relevant news and information exchange, is available to all. Those who can help us cover the overhead costs by their payment of dues are very much appreciated, as this is our main source of funding.
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