Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 975 of Mohave County, Arizona.
Donations are gratefully accepted to help us give assistance to veterans.
Please make your check out to VVA Chapter 975 and mail to: VVA 975, PO Box 184, Kingman, Arizona 86402
The dunk tank is a great way to have fun and have participation by the public. Have some well known subject sit in the tank and just watch the fun….great way to raise funds at events. The tank is available for use by contacting us and getting on the schedule and making a donation to our operation of supporting veterans. All funds raised go toward helping veterans in need, whether it be for gas money to get home, home problems, pet problems or any number of other things that go wrong in life. The charge for use of the Dunk Tank is $25 per hour, with a maximum of $125 for the day. Send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org include date needed and contact person. We are there for veterans!!
AVVA Membership Membership in the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America is open to everyone. Our members include spouses, parents, children, neighbors and friends of Vietnam veterans as well as ALL veterans. Veterans who served during the Vietnam era (February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975) may choose to join as non-voting members. Prior to 1999 the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America was a subgroup of Vietnam Veterans of America. In January 1999 the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America was incorporated as an independent membership and service organization. The Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America is organized as a not for profit organization and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Joining is easy. Just go to the VVA Membership Page and download the application and complete. Enter 975 under state/chapter and mail to the address on the application or to VVA Chapter 975, P.O. Box 184, Kingman, Arizona 86402.
Monthly meetings are rotated between Bullhead City, Kingman, and Lake Havasu City.
Meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month except November and December, when the meetings are moved up a week because of the holidays. Meetings start at 6 p.m.
Location: Kingman Regional Medical Center 1739 Beverly Ave, Kingman, AZ 86409.
(This was formerly the VA Clinic building).The next meeting held in Kingman for 2017 will be on the November 16 at 6:00 PM due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Location: Sunridge Village Retirement Center 839 Landon Dr. Bullhead City, AZ 86429. The next meeting held in Bullhead for 2017 will be on December 16 (holiday potluck) at 12:00 Noon.
LAKE HAVASU CITY:
Location: Lake Havasu City Knights of Columbus 186 London Bridge Rd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. The next meeting held in Lake Havasu City for 2017 will be on October 26 at 6:00 PM. The Agent Orange and PTSD Town Hall event will be on this date and starts at 10:00 AM
Veterans Service Office
We support veterans with VA benefit services. Our Veteran Service Office in Golden Valley provides assistance to veterans needing help to complete claims with the Veterans Administration to obtain benefits. Our service officers have been trained by the VA. Chapter 975’s Veterans Service Office is located at: 220 N. 1st, St., Kingman, AZ 86401. The Veterans Center hours are 8am-4pm Tuesday through Friday. Telephone 928-565-7785. Meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month except November and December, when the meetings are moved up a week because of the holidays. Meetings start at 6 p.m. SERVICE OFFICERS: We are looking for additional service officers so we can assist more veterans with their deserved benefits from the VA. If you are able to donate some time to this worthy venture, you will be sent for training.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
For many Veterans, memories of their wartime experiences can still be upsetting long after they served in combat. If you are an older Veteran, you may have served many years ago, but your military experience can still affect your life today.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may occur anytime the head is shaken or hit, causing “concussion” or “closed head injury”. Unfortunately, TBI has become a “signature wound” of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
How do I know if I am suicidal?
Have you been thinking that you would be better off dead? Do you wish you could go to sleep and not wake up? Perhaps you have been planning how you would end your life or making preparations for when you’re not here.
The VA is committed to ending homelessness among veterans.
Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless can call or visit their local VA Medical Center or Community Resource and Referral Center where VA staff are ready to help.