1st AVVA Chapter in State of Pennsylvania
2nd AVVA Chapter in AVVA Region II
3rd AVVA Chapter in United States

Total members – 170

Mission and Vision

We advance the work of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. through cooperative projects and/or programs, to facilitate, enhance and improve communication with our members and the general public and to continue legislative efforts to ensure the rights of and benefits for all veterans and their families.

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. are dedicated to the aggressive advancement of realistic goals with integrity and in the spirit of unity that reflect our commitment to Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.,  all Veterans, their families and communities.

We support the statewide efforts of VVA, and locally we support VVA Chapter 862 of Southwestern, Pa. in all projects.  Our meetings are held just prior to the VVA meetings, and we are very active in our support.  We march in parades; collect items for our active troops and for veterans; help with fundraisers and aid the chapter however possible.

For Further Information About AVVA

AVVA National Website

AVVA – PA State Website

AVVA 862 Officers

President – Keith Black – 724-513-3177

Vice President – Bobbie Morris – 724-643-5725

Secretary – Amy Thompson – 724-495-2326

Treasurer – Rita Swesey – 724-775-7529


Carl Curtis – 724- 869-0294

Susan Smith – 724-728-6741

Barbara Googins – 724-869-7090

Chaplain – Barb Googins – 724-869-7090

Membership Chair – Susan Smith – 724-728-6741