According to JumpStart Ink, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association (BWNVVA) wants veterans, caregivers and the media to know the organization has launched a documents library on its website. The website also offers a wide-variety of other free resources for Vietnam War Veterans who have served in the United States Navy, Coast Guard or Fleet Marines, and who are disabled as a result of the highly toxic substances found in Agent Orange.
JumpStart Ink, the publicity firm for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association, wants members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Fleet Marine services, who fought in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975, and who currently suffer disabilities from the effects of Agent Orange/ Dioxin, to know they have a valuable and free resource available to them. BlueWaterNavy.org contains news reports, information and links on Agent Orange specific claims, various helpful reports and now, a free large Documents Library. The website’s Public Support Section features a mouse click method where users can send a letter, asking for support of veteran-related legislation, directly to Senators.
In addition, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association has been aggressively requesting public support for U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) by publishing educational information related to their proposed Senate Legislation, S-1629. This information has been a major part of the website’s advocacy and growth. Gillibrand and Graham introduced the legislation to ensure that more than 60,000 Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Vietnam War veterans can become eligible for health care and disability benefits. The website, BlueWaterNavy.org, continuously updates visitors on the progress of Gillibrand and Graham’s legislative proposal (The Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011) and the matching House Bill, HR-3612.
BlueWaterNavy.org has been a valuable resource in since it was started in 2006. With the recent discussions in congress about Agent Orange and benefits for non-boots on the ground service members, the website continues to improve on the resources and information it provides. The website is administered by the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association, a non-profit corporation headquartered in Littleton, CO. The website accepts donations and sells merchandise as its sole means to continue its efforts. The Blue Water Navy Association assists all veterans of all WARS with their VA benefits and also sponsors veteran activities.