VVA 862



  Southwestern, Pa.

Now 82,197 members in the United States as of December 31, 2017

Total PA VVA Veterans - 4328


VVA 862 is the "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"

As of December 31 2017 Roster

VVA 862 - 784   LIFE - 728

"Special Announcements" (Below)


Death of Melissa Jo Rose


It is with deep regret we announce the death of Melissa Jo Rose, 50 of Brighton Twp. Melissa was the wife of VVA 862 LIFE member James A Rose. Melissa served with the U S Air Force (Strategic Air Command).

"No Viewing"

A Celebration of Life will be held next Saturday – January 20th, 2018  (11:00 AM) at the:

New Brighton Christian Assembly church

1810 Valley Ave.

New Brighton, Pa. 15066


Beaver County Special Unit will provide Military Honors at that time

Interment will take place at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date.

Cards may be sent to:

James A. Rose

795 Tuscarawas Rd

Beaver, Pa. 15009

Thank You


 From the NWS (National Weather Service) out of Pittsburgh.


Short Range Forecasts


Short range forecast products depicting pressure patterns, circulation centers and fronts, and types and extent of precipitation.

12 Hour | 24 Hour | 36 Hour | 48 Hour

Up to date snowfall and ice forecast are found at weather.gov/pittsburgh/winter

Once all this snow passes today, We should be good for awhile.

With Temps going up into the 50's over the weekend, alot of what we have should melt.

Thanks - Lee


VVA WEB WEEKLY - Up to date items from VVA National every week! 

When We Get Them! Last updated  01/12/2018


You may now obtain a Life Membership for $75.00!

VVA 862 has agreed to continue to pay the $25.00 discount for life membership applications for  our chapter?  Even if all remaining Chapter 862 “non-life” members take advantage of this, we will still receive more money in life membership rebates than the cost of this discount. 

When mailing items for Membership Please use our Membership Chairman's address who is:

Gary Shaffer

709 Ohio Ave.

       Midland, Pa. 15059-1415


Official Chapter 862 Mailing Address

We now have a new PO BOX address to be used for VVA 862 Mail

VVA Chapter 862

PO Box 26

Rochester, Pa. 15074


Our meetings are currently held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the:

Please Note: December Meeting is for AVVA & VVA 862 "Members Only"


179 Virginia Ave

Rochester, PA. 15074


We are one of very few, "Board of Directors" that meet monthly!
 The Board of Directors meets in the "Board Room"

every 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. 

VVA Chapter 862 is located in Southwest Pennsylvania.

Our membership includes all of Beaver County as well as the following surrounding counties. Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington & Westmoreland Counties. 
 We also have many members scattered out all over the United States. 


(Brief History)

When did it all start? We needed 25 to sign a charter,
 Our first meeting was organized by Lloyd "Skip" Haswell and held on Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Boscov's Department Store in the Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca, PA.  We only had 17 attend.

We waited for 3 months, Skip put an ad in the Beaver County Times and tried again!
The next meeting was held at the Monaca American Legion on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 where we had 53 attend, therefore, we signed the charter that night and we have met every month since then. An "Election of Officers" was held that evening, and we were on our way

President - Lloyd "Skip" Haswell

Vice President - Michael Mikulich

2nd Vice President - Jon Neely (Dec)

Secretary - Frank "Lee" Corfield

Treasurer - William T. Muns

Delegate - Tracy King

This chapter was organized under the Law of 1988 and filed Articles of Incorporation with

the Pennsylvania Department of State on the 2nd day on November, 2000.