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Toxic exposure kills another US Marine

San Antonia Marine veteran exposed to toxic chemicals at MCAS El Toro died from multiple medical conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure.

House Passes Bill That Cuts 14% From Bonuses of Staff of...

VA Paid $400 Million Annually in Bonuses Despite Backlog of Veterans' Disability Claims

A farewell to one of our own: Remembering Dr. Robert M....

A Veterans Day tribute to Dr. Bob Bowman, a true American hero.

Vets Guam Exposed to Agent Orange

The life-changing damage done by the Agent Orange herbicide continues to haunt American soldiers who served during the Vietnam War.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 16, 2013

’d heard the horror stories from other Vets and wondered if VA was just another government bureaucracy, but when the clerk (herself a Veteran) sat down with me, it was painless.

Agent Orange’s Reach Beyond the Vietnam War

Nearly three dozen rugged C-123 transport planes formed the backbone of the U.S. military’s campaign to spray Agent Orange over jungles hiding enemy soldiers during the Vietnam War.

Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ship List

If your vessel is not included in the Mobile Riverine Force, ISF Division 93 or listed designations (see "Find Your Ship"), check the alphabetized list of ships below.

Murder, Cocaine and Environmental Contamination in the Marine Corps

True story of murder, narcotrafficing and environmental contamination written by two Marine veterans.

Intel Drop: Sunday, February 10, 2010

Primary among them is the CREW DUKE system used by the US and NATO to protect troops from IEDs. It is killing more than it is saving.

How to Add a ship to the AO Vietnam Presumptive list...

A friend of mine who recently passed from cancer was in Vietnam on the USS Hoel DDG 13. The ship had several missions in Vietnam, but it is not on the VA ships list. His daughter is trying to help get compensation for her mother. Can you help?

Birth Defects Found in Vietnam Veterans’ Children

Petition needs signatures for Children’s Research Center for diagnosis and treatment of serious health conditions linked to dioxin exposures.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 27, 2012

One of VA’s most important missions is also among its most challenging: ending Veteran homelessness once and for all. The goal has been set for the end of 2015, and the numbers seem to be heading in the right direction; last year, Veteran homelessness fell by 12 percent, thanks to an infusion of prevention services.

Dioxin, TCE Drums, U-235 and El Toro’s Panhandle

The Navy will label this fiction but if you wanted to hide environmental contamination and avoid expensive remediation from weapons grade U-235, Agent Orange, buried drums of TCE, then the proposed transfer of the 900+ acres of El Toro’s panhandle from the FAA to the FBI makes sense.

A loss of innocence and a betrayal by the government

The Vietnam War for all the good intentions we were told, left a trail of broken lives, a dispirited military that lasted until the...

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 17, 2012

Private companies are stepping up to put Vets into fast track education programs and developing transition guides to help Vets get in the door.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 17, 2012

Did you know? VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

VA to Adjust List of Agent Orange Disorders

Veterans suffering peripheral neuropathy from exposure to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange could be eligible for compensation from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Hypocrisy and Intransigence – Mainstays of The Agent Orange Controversy

The US government maintains their decades-old mantra that there is no unequivocal scientific evidence that use of Agent Orange has caused an increase in either birth defects in Viet Nam, or is related to other human health issues in Viet Nam.

Mother Nature vs. our Military Veterans

Yes, it is a strange title for an article, but like all Veterans we sometimes have to look at events which affect us as an "us against them" scenario.

Others-First Charity Awards Grant to “Vets Workshop”

The Veterans Workshop is grateful to the organization "Others First" for their generosity and help.

Growing Evidence of Agent Orange in Japan

Growing evidence indicates that during the U.S. occupation of Okinawa from 1945 to 1972, the U.S. violated a treaty to not store herbicides within Japan's political boundaries.

Eliminating wasteful government programs

We the Veterans…we the voters, often watch from the sidelines and shake our heads in collective amazement at the actions of our government, both on the federal level and the state level.

Processing of Retroactive Agent Orange Claims Nearly Complete

Milestone Allows VA to Refocus 1,200 Decision Makers on Claims Backlog.

Agent Orange ‘tested in Okinawa’

Recently uncovered documents show that the United States conducted top-secret tests of Agent Orange in Okinawa in 1962, according to a veterans services employee.

Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests

The war has ended for 38 years . Although Vietnam has attained miraculous changes in many fields, the country remains blighted by toxin which are not only harmful to environment but also affect seriously health, causing many potential dangerous diseases which heredity factors.

Veterans Demand Truth On Cancer

Dow and Congress holding hearing on the Report on Carcinogens (RoC).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – February 29, 2012

Edmonton Journal In the year after release from the military, veterans see a spike in income: a combination of their military pension, severance and any disability pay.

VA Publishes The Retroactive Benefit Rules For Agent Orange Claims

Since 1991, the VA has been required to follow special retroactive benefit rules whenever it grants a disability compensation claim or a claim for death benefits under the VA’s Agent Orange rules.

Google+ Plus and the “L-Shaped” Ambush

I was invited to attend a symposium at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI last summer to learn something about how our Navy deals with terrorist threats to our fleets worldwide.

Conflicts of interest in Rel. to Vietnam Vets Exposure to Agent...

Adm. Zumwalt was keenly aware that his efforts were being under minded during the years he was tasked to look into the Agent Orange issue when he was given a job at the VA. His report was classified and later leaked and can be found on the internet.

Military Veterans And Cancer

Men and Women in the military know that they risk their lives when they go into combat. What they have not anticipated is that they might be exposed to chemicals or toxins that could cause cancer many years later

Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ships List

VA has added 47 vessels to its list of Navy and Coast Guard ships whose crews may have been exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange.

Connecting the Military Dots

She walked onto the campus of the West LA Veterans Hospital in her Anne Taylor outfit and instantly could feel her throat tighten. "You OK Ma'am?" said one of the VA tour guides, a young male half her age.

Medical Center To Provide Benefits Workshop For Vietnam Vets

Sometimes it hits really close to home and reaffirms a commitment to the mission of serving others, and for Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC) nursing educator Debra Frondelli, her own personal experience feeds her passion of helping Veterans.

US Congressman Filner: Agent Orange Victims Must Be Assisted More

Victims in connection with America’s spraying of Agent Orange during the American War in Vietnam must be assisted more, especially from the US side, US Congressman Bob Filner said in Hanoi Monday.

Agent Orange: A Tragic Legacy

In an effort to help tip the scales for the United States during the Vietnam War, Agent Orange was developed by biotechnological companies in order to help clear dense fields, giving soldiers a clearer vision of their targets.

New Online Group for Out of Work Veterans

I was sent an email by a veteran who had lost his job last summer, and has been searching hard for a place to find work.

Vietnam Vets Exposed To Agent Orange Need Public Support To Gain...

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association (www.bluewaternavy.org) is seeking the public’s help.

Sons of the Fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan

I seldom get moved about a movie, or a cause, beyond the confines of my own home, where I take time for my own kids every day, day after day, week after week.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 03, 2012

A joint US-South Korean investigation team announced that it discovered no evidence of Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll.