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March/April 2019

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November/December 2018 coverAFTERMATH OF A HURRICANE: Survival Mode in Puerto Rico Sixteen long months after the Category 4 Hurricane Maria flattened the island of Puerto Rico, the capital, San Juan, is finally starting to get back onto its feet. But the rest of the island—other coastal areas and the central, inland region where thousands of veterans live—is still struggling. VVA’s four Puerto Rico chapters have played a pivotal role in identifying them and getting help to them as federal relief efforts lag far behind demand. [on the cover]aftermath of a Hurricane

Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images REFLECTIONS OF VIETNAM: Chapter 351’s Signature Education Program What began with Leon Meidam’s one-time talk to students at his own child’s school has steadily grown into a program known throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images MEMORIALIZING ‘STORIES’ ONLINE: An Innovative High School English Class Project The AP English teachers at Austin, Texas’, Westlake High School have taken the teaching Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried one step further.

Annual Committee ReportsVVA Annual Committee Reports

Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images CELEBRATING OUR OWN: VVA’s Awards Program As VVA’s awards season fast approaches, we provide a guide to our myriad awards recognizing outstanding service, and the criteria and nomination process for those awards.

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