At 15, he was invited to join a trip to view the rehabilitation centers that the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundations started in Cambodia and Vietnam and found the work to which he has dedicated himself ever since.
What does VVAF stand for?
VVAF stands for Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
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- Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
- Vietnam Veterans of America (Silver Spring, MD)
- Virgin Valley Artists Association (Mesquite, NV)
- Visser van Aalderen Architecten (Netherlands)
- Voter-Verified Audio Audit Transcript Trail
- Ventralmost Ventral Association Center
- Voetbal Vereniging Alblasserwaard Centrum (Dutch: Football Association Alblasserwaard Center; Netherlands)
- Voltage-Variable Attenuator Circuit
- Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund (now Veterans Support Foundation)
- Vereniging Vrienden van Amsterdamse Gevelstenen (Dutch: Association of Friends of Amsterdam Bricks; Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- Versicherungsverein Auf Gegenseitigkeit
- Van Verloskundig Actieve Huisartsen (Dutch: Active Midwife General Practicioners)
- Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry
- Vereniging Voor Aalsters Kultuurschoon (Dutch: Association for Aalst Fine Culture; Aalst, Belgium)
- Voetbal Vereniging Alteveer Kerkenveld (Dutch: Alteveer Kerkenveld Football Association; soccer fan club)
- Vereniging Van Astrologen Noord Nederland (Dutch: Astrologers Association of Northern Netherlands)
- Valley Vintage Auto Parts (Brunswick, OH)
- Victor Valley Animal Protective League, Inc. (Apple Valley, CA)
- Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme (UK)
Samples in periodicals archive:
More than a third of the land in six provinces of central Vietnam, including Quang Tri, is contaminated with UXOs and landmines, said the survey released by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and Vietnam's Ministry of Defence.
As the organization that founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, coordinated it for its first seven years of existence, launched the US Campaign to Ban Landmines, and was a leader in the worldwide effort to gain compliance with the Ottawa Convention banning antipersonnel landmines, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation is proud of the role it has played in both the NGO community and as a bridge to the US military in attempting to find a resolution to this humanitarian crisis.
Joining Senator McCain with initial responses are: Bobby Muller, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and a Marine infantry officer during the Vietnam War wounded in action; Jack Valenti, lobbyist, long-time president of the Motion Picture Association of America and decorated World War II veteran who served in the Johnson White House during the Vietnam War; and Tom Newcomb of Oxford University, a Vietnam veteran and former CIA agent, Capitol Hill aide and White House adviser.
The initiative follows a study last year by Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) and Vietnam's Ministry of Defence which found that more than a third of the land in six central Vietnamese provinces is lethally contaminated with unexploded bombs and land mines.
Williams co-founded the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, which won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its international campaign to ban landmines.
The event in Vietnam is being sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, an organization which Nanci is extensively involved with, as well as the Mines Advisory Group and Adopt-A-Minefield.
Over 10,500 people have been killed in Vietnam's central provinces by bombs left over from the war, which ended in 1975, according to an earlier report by the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and Vietnam's Ministry of Defence.