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Lejeune Marines May Lose Lawsuit Battle

Supreme Court ruling on North Carolina's statue of repose not good news for Camp Lejeune veterans and dependents.

The Dance of the Dead

Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejeune had a lower cancer mortality rate than the US population., but that may change as the veterans get older. Compared to Camp Pendleton, Camp Lejeune had elevated mortality hazard ratios (HRs) for all cancers.

Marines Get the Shaft

Government approved VA presumptive health care for Camp Lejeune veterans (and their dependents) but made no provision for presumptive disability compensation payment.

BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-Up

Two Marine veterans of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California, publish BETRAYAL: Toxic Exposure of U.S. Marines, Murder and Government Cover-up on Amazon. The 500 page soft cover copy should be available from Amazon in 7 to 10 business days.

MARINES FAILED TO SAFEGUARD WATER SUPPLY

The AP broke the story yesterday that Camp Lejeune could have used a simple test mandated by the Navy in 1963 to learn that its water wells were seriously contaminated.

LEJEUNE MARINES GET THE ‘SHAFT’

Louisville VA denies most Camp Lejeune compensation claims from toxic water wells. Reasons for high denial rate (84%) not available. Marine veterans left to their own resources.

Marine in Hospice Helps Other Veterans

There are no causality records of the dead and injured at Camp Lejeune. The Navy and Marine Corps strongly disagree that there’s any scientific evidence to support that the organic solvents and benzene in Lejeune’s wells caused injuries and deaths.

Camp Lejeune Health Care Huge Step Forward

The Senate passed Honoring America's Veteran's and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. It’s a huge step forward but hold off on breaking out the champagne.

Health Care Petition for Military Families Poisoned at Camp Lejeune

Jerry Ensminger, White Lake, NC, is a retired Marine Master Sergeant with 24 years of active service. His family is one of hundreds of thousands who bathed, drank, and cooked with water contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals at Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Veterans Exposed To Enviromental Hazards

Former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California, is a safer environment today than prior to its closure in July 1999. Since the 1980s, the Navy spent hundreds of millions on remediation work at the base.

Lejeune Health Survey Flawed

ATSDR’s health survey will compare two groups from Lejeune and Pendleton, two Superfund sites with expected higher incidences of cancer and other diseases.

Under Pressure, Marine Corps to Withdraw Misleading Booklet on Camp Lejeune...

North Carolina and Florida lawmakers are pressuring the Marine Corps to revise or withdraw a booklet it sent to every member of Congress with...

Camp Lejeune Water Pamphlet Comes Under Fire

WASHINGTON -- Congressional investigators will meet with Navy officials as soon as next week to pressure the military to reconsider a public relations booklet...

SENATOR HAGAN’S PRESS RELEASE ON CAMP LEJEUNE’S ATSDR REPORT

United States Senator Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) today issued a statement on the new Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) report detailing ground water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Camp Lejeune Update

By Dave Bedworth “Kidney Cancer – first dad now mom” was the title of the first posting I saw on the Discussion Board of the...

A predictable suicide at Camp Lejeune

- A doctor warned that mental health care for violent, disturbed Marines was inadequate. Sgt. Tom Bagosy proved it - By Mark Benjamin at Salon Marine...

Virginia Beach Camp Lejeune Meeting Saturday July 17th

By The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten Over the past few weeks we have been able to host three informational meetings for the Camp...

VA quietly giving benefits to Marines exposed to toxic water

- 'Public is only now beginning to realize the extent of the contamination' - By Barbara Barrett | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Former Marine Corps Cpl....

Camp Lejeune Informational Meetings

Veterans and dependents are holding a series of informational meetings to spread the word to others on Camp Lejeune's water well contamination.  The Marine...

Part I: Environmental Exposure Claims and Senate Bill S.3378

Senate bill (S.3378) authorizes health care for individuals exposed to environmental hazards at Camp Lejeune and the Atsugi Naval Air Facility.  (WASHINGTON, DC) -...

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Legacy

Camp Lejeune’s contaminated wells are now closed but the adverse health effects may have impacted an estimated 500,000 veterans and dependents.  (CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) -...

Regional Veterans’ News 2/21/10

Regional stories on veterans' health, education and other benefits and issues today from: Camp Lejeune North Carolina, San Francisco, California, Tallmadge, Ohio, Cicero, Illinois, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Sioux City, Iowa, Newton, Massachusetts, Fort Myers, Florida, Athens, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Joint Commission official visits Camp Lejeune

The healthcare accrediting agency may be following up on concerns raised by a series of Salon exposés By Mark Benjamin The Joint Commission, the nonprofit healthcare...

Camp Lejeune Marines Put in Cancer’s Harmful Way

An environmental contractor dramatically underreported the level of a cancer-causing chemical found in tap water at Camp Lejeune, then omitted it altogether as the Marine base prepared for a federal health review.

Military Environmental Hazards Bill Faces Hurdles

The bill requires Camp Lejeune veterans and dependents to pay TRICARE health insurance premiums, which makes them eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home. The bill requires that this health care be provided within 90 days of the enactment of the bill. However, directing DOD to provide health benefits to Camp Lejeune water contamination survivors is a little bit like leading a horse to water.

Regional Veterans’News 1/25/10

Neterans, new, benefits, health and education stories today from: Durango, Colorado, Detroit, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Prescott, Arizona, San Antonio, Texas, Toma, Wisconsin,Camp LeJeune, North Carolina