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Abandonment of Gulf War Veterans 90-91 Must Stop

One of the documents that was released at the VA RAC GWIR meeting in Boston this past Monday and Tuesday has more appendices and proof but the basic report provides all the details that are needed.

The 50-year “Hangover”

The remedy for the Agent Orange Hangover is more nails in the coffin

Gulf War Illness: Veterans Encouraged to Participate in Important Treatment Study

Here is a chance for veterans to be in a controlled study with a highly respected physician and researcher. By the way this is one of the doctors that helped contribute their knowledge and be interviewed for the new book by Arnold Mann that will be available to be ordered next week. The book: THEY"RE POISONING US : From The Gulf War To The Gulf of Mexico, AN INVESTIGATIVE REPORT again is expected to be available to order next week, VT will keep you informed on further developments.We encourage veterans to participate and help yourselves and your fellow veteran by doing so. We in the veteran community are advocating for each of you to get diagnostic and treatment trials that are good to you. You have to do your part and follow up and be a participant. Sometimes we also need controls that could be friends, family members, other veterans that are not ill and we encourage you to help also to find others that can serve as controls. This is the second study in a couple of months that are new researchers that have asked us to get the word out. Treatment trial for gulf war illness.

VA Office Developing Innovative Patient-Centered Model of Care for Veterans

Dr. Tracy Williams Gaudet to Lead Office WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is creating a new office to develop personal, patient-centered models...

Holidays or Not, Veteran-Led Group Aids Neediest of Veterans

The sound of men’s voices echoed through the concrete columns of Lower Wacker Drive, desolate and frigid on a recent stormy Sunday night. Nearby,...

Enhanced Enrollment Window Set to Expire in Jan 2011

In January 2008 Congress increased Combat Veteran benefits by extending the period of enhanced health care enrollment eligibility from two to five years post...

Court Case on Denial of Help to Veterans Won’t Bring Relief

Don't expect much help for veterans from Henderson v. Shinseki, (No.09-1036). via mal Most of the members of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans...

Book Review: “Lethal Warriors” by David Philipps

David Philipps’ new book, Lethal Warriors: Uncovering the Tragic Reality of PTSD, is an essential and heartbreaking account of the failures in preparing our soldiers and our society for the transition more than 2.1 million from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan to civilian communities at home.

Anti-Veteran Senate Candidate Ron Johnson Runs His ‘No-Details’ Campaign

Amid sporadic and below-the-political-radar Tea Party threats to privatize the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Wisconsin Republican-Tea Party Senate candidate Ron Johnson maintains...

Walk-in Veteran Pilot Program in Wisconsin and Kansas

Some evidence that the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (DVA or VA) and the agency's Veterans Benefit Administration are turning the corner in delivering...

Fixing the VA and VBA: An Ongoing Campaign

- Following a string of successes ranging from PTSD to expanded Agent Orange presumtives, the fight to creating new veteran-friendly agencies continues. Faster than...

Republican Senate hopeful Ron Johnson: Dismisses VA committment to homeless veterans...

- Asked what the Department of Veteran's Affairs' responsibility is to homeless veterans, Johnson declared that his election fight against Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)...

VA Earns ‘A’ in Annual Small Business Scorecard

VA has been recognized by the Small Business Administration with a rating of “A” on its Small Business Scorecard for its success in contracting with small businesses. VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) collaborated with other VA acquisition professionals to achieve the high rating.

Insider: The DoD and Brass Don’t Know and Don’t Care about...

 -  " was going to be different, and that it was going to be house-to-house and urban combat. And that type of warfare requires...

Obama: More post-traumatic stress help for vets

- No longer will veterans have to prove what caused their illness. Instead, they would have to show that the conditions surrounding the time...

Vets for Common Sense: VA Claims Process Broken, Fix It

Veterans for Common Sense: Fix Broken VA Claims System Now! - Via Veterans for Common Sense Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) Appears Before "Claims Summit 2010"...

Shinseki: Generation of Vietnam Veterans Have ‘Tough Row’

Specifically singling out Vietnam War veterans, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said today that the VA is broken, the backlog of claims and the lack of...

Vets Zapped with Too-High Radiation, ‘Retract That’ Says VA

Federal judges and unethical government attorneys can save time and dismiss the malpractice actions for veterans getting massive doses of radiation under the arcane Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.