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Gulf War Veterans Continue To Fight VA For Help With Illnesses

The gulf war veterans have been fighting for help with their illnesses due to their service since Operation Desert Storm, and still today with Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Southwest Asia was and still is one of the most toxic places for a service member on deployment. We have been coming home from the gulf sick, and not getting any real help from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

We Remember Gulf War Desert Storm Veterans Who Died Too Young

Part 1(follow the posts to see other Deaths of Gulf War 1 and Desert Storm Veterans): We Remember that these veterans died too young.  Many...

Third Political Party Urgently Needed to Stop U.S. “National-Security State”

As both the Republican and Democratic political parties are locked into a national security state that is perpetually at war, Americans urgently need to create a third political party, a law school dean writes. “It will take a third party to allow us to shed the national-security state…which the two major parties are locked into, which they maintain regardless of the votes of the populace, and which will destroy us as surely as it has destroyed previous empires,” writes Lawrence Velvel in his book “An Enemy of the People”(Doukathsan).

General Mikolajcik, Heroic Advocate for Veterans with ALS Dies

ABC News 4 General Mikolajcik Remembered at Mt. Pleasant Prayer Vigil 04/23/10 11:10 pm | reporter: Melissa Monti producer: Raymond Rivera Mt. Pleasant, SC - A prayer vigil...

Why the IOM has found so much PTSD in Gulf War...

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently concluded that there is sufficient evidence of a causal relationship for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Persian Gulf War (PGW) veterans that would in turn explain their other physical ailments. What a slap in the face. When you look at only a select handful of research studies and discount most others, you can no doubt make a convincing case for PTSD as the primary cause of Gulf War Illnesses (GWI). Veterans from today’s wars as well as the 1991 Persian Gulf War know better. All one needs to do in order to find the truth is to use the internet.

Secretary Shinseki Releases Draft Gulf War Task Force Report

Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that the Department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force has completed the final draft of a comprehensive report that will redefine how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) addresses the concerns of Veterans who deployed during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991.

Sandra Chapman: Lt. Col. Steve Avery, Gulf War Vet, Gets...

Veteran gets benefits restored after WTHR report By Sandra Chapman, TV 13 Indianapolis Special Report Editors note:  Lt. Col. Avery is a regular contributor on Veterans...

From the National Gulf War Resource Center: The Gulf War Reunion

The Gulf war reunion This one for all veterans that has served in the Gulf. From Desert Storm OIF and OEF. We all served in a place where there has been a lot of toxins around us. We have lined up many things for you to do around the area. Six flags is close by. The WRIISC will be there to teach us how to get your doctor to better under stand TBI's and GWI. They will also let you know haw to get to one of the tree clinics for help.

Top 10 Veterans News from Around the Country

The AP (3/4) reported that Sen. Daniel Akaka and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki agree "that reforming the VA disability claims system must be a top priority," and in a release, Akaka said "that he is encouraged by the administration's commitment to add thousands of staff to process veterans' disability claims." However, the senator also believed "the situation will get worse before it gets better, because it will take years and significant resources to fully train new VA claims staff."

New Suspect in Gulf War Illness

Dr. Douglas FieldsChief of the Nervous System Development and Plasticity Section, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development New Suspect In Gulf War Syndrome Washington,...

Secretary Shinseki Announces Gulf War Task Force Report

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that the department’s Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses Task Force has nearly completed a comprehensive report that will redefine how VA addresses the pain and suffering of ill Veterans who deployed during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991.

Gulf War Veterans Question VA on Training

Benefits reconsidered for ill Gulf War vets By Kimberly Hefling - The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department says it will look again at...

VA to Reopen Gulf War Veterans’ Files

The Veterans Affairs Department will re-examine the disability claims of what could be thousands of Gulf War veterans suffering from ailments they blame on their war service, the first step toward potentially compensating them nearly two decades after the war ended.

Book Review Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace

About two years ago my wife and I heard Pro-Peace activist Maxine Hong Kingston speak at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio right outside...

Cowardly Congress Thinks Backing White House Plays It Safe

While the Constitution’s Article I, Section 8, invests Congress with the power “to declare War,” the law school dean points out this has been largely ignored since President Harry Truman in 1950 “de facto changed the Constitution so that not the Congress, but the President, and he alone, makes the decision on war.”

Not Holding Leaders Responsible For Crimes Only Breeds More War

In Viet Nam, for example, U.S. leaders caused the deaths of thousands of their own men and several million Vietnamese after they already knew they had made probably the worst mistake in American history. Velvel writes, “Our top military men create(d) free fire zones where civilians are killed on sight, and bomb and defoliate to the nth degree.” In Iraq, our leaders unleashed “a horrendous reign of terror from the skies, create a thus far thoroughly destabilized post-war society, and then, when all their other myths have shown to be myths, retroactively justify the war by saying that we got rid of an admittedly horrible dictator, his equally horrible sons, and his entirely horrible government.”

Why is America In So Many Wars? Part 1

Since World War Two, an indisputably necessary conflict, Velvel points out the U.S. has fought the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, secret wars in Laos and Cambodia, the First Gulf War, Afghanistan, and the Second Gulf War in Iraq. It has also invaded, bombed or “quarantined” Panama, Grenada, Cuba, Haiti, Somalia, the Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia and Libya, and has “declared” a global war on terrorists.

Gulf War Illness Research Findings

This in from a Research medical meeting, CNS2010 in Canada:Pre-frontal Cortex Dysfunction in Gulf War IllnessG. Andrew J. Hillis1, Traci I. Sandoval1, Michael A....

TAPS- 45 Gulf War(90-91) Veterans for August 09

August 09 Taps Gulf War 90-91 VeteransA minimum of 45 Veterans of Operation Desert Storm died in August 09.  These are collated from online...

GULF WAR ILLNESS RESEARCH PROJECTS ACTIVELY RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS

Seeking Study Participants for Gulf War Illness ResearchGULF WAR VETERANS ENCOURAGE TO BE INVOLVED NOWThere are currently 6 studies actively recruiting gulf war (90-91)veterans...

Gulf War Veterans(90-91) Die Young and Are Ignored by DC

Gulf War 90-91 Veterans Demand Attention from DC! Gulf War Veterans Continuing DYING YOUNG!We Call on the VA to Immediately start a Death Registry with...

UTSWMedical vs the VA and Another Reason to Save the contract!

GULF WAR VETERANS WANT UTSW Medical Contract with VA BACK!Another reason to save the VA Contract with UT Southwestern Medical Center for Gulf War...

More on Breaking Research MS from Italy

Journal abstract to this Breaking Research for MSJ Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2009 Sep 2. Links Anomalous venous blood flow and iron deposition...

Exciting Breakthroughs in Medical Research :MS, Autoimmune

GULF WAR VETERANS WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS/MS/Myelin Problems/Diabetes/Arthritis/Immune Disorder-Research UpdatesBreaking NEWS on Multiple Sclerosis  IMPORTANT RESEARCHExciting news from Italy. I believe everyone should take notice...

PARKINSON's DISEASE AND GULF WAR 90-91 VETERANS

Parkinson's Disease and Agent Orange VeteransParkinson's Disease and Gulf War VeteransAN IDENTIFIED NEED FOR REGISTRIES at the VA for DIAGNOSED ILLNESSES in GULF WAR(90-91)...

GULF WAR 90-91 VETERANS DYING RAPIDLY

TAPS GULF WAR VETERAN DEATHS SO FAR FOR SEPT TOTAL 25! I have been saving all the Obits over last several Months, but I too...

Gulf War Veterans Announcements and Requests

Gulf War Veterans Input RequestsGulf War Veteran Update Veteran's Affairs Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Advisory  is holding their last meeting on Wednesday and...

Gulf War Illness Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center

THE STAKES ARE HIGH FOR GULF WAR VETERANS(90-91)Can The System of Government ie VA Work with a Collaborative Center?The landmark VA - UT Southwestern...

Critical Investigation on Health of Gulf War Veterans 1990 Forward

A Powerful Infectious Organism that threatens the Health of Soldiers and Family Members The professor, Weitao, in the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases is...

FOR VIETNAM VETERANS AGENT ORANGE AND PROSTRATE CANCER

Risk Of Aggressive Recurrence Of Prostate Cancer"There is something about the biology of these cancers that are associated with prior Agent Orange exposure that...

VA Needs to MOVE Faster to Save Lives of Gulf War...

Breaking news more Gulf War RESEARCH?More Psychologist led treatment.  Gulf War Veterans Need IMMEDIATE Diagnosis!  That means neurological consults!  That means access to the...

GULF WAR VETERANS THE TRUTH IS THERE! NOW Accountability and...

 TRUTH - 12th Preventative Medical Team- ODSThe possession, probable use of,  use of, and deliberate destruction of Iraq stockpiles VX, sarin, cyclo sarin, tabun,...

Gulf War Veterans and Their Family and Friends Called to Action

GULF WAR VETERANS A CRITICAL WEEK RIGHT NOWGulf War Veterans who are ill and their family members have a critical week this week.  Your...

The Cover up of the Gulf War Continues Unabated

Sarin Exposure affects Neuropsychological FunctioningThe recent report from Researcher Toomey is no big surprise to veterans.  The Veterans of the gulf war could have...

NGWRC Press Release Aug 31, 2009

The Department of Veteran Affairs needs to act quickly to gain the trust of the Gulf War Veterans.The National Gulf War Resource Center calls...

Battle Lines Form Up Gulf War Veterans Demand The Truth

Veterans and Civilians your voice Must be heard on the issue of VA Cancellation of Critical contract with UTSW!Why Is This Contract So Critical...

UTSW Medical Contract for Gulf War Illness Canceled by VA

As a doctor, I committed myself many years ago to helping others through medicine. Research for undiagnosed or unknown illnesses is a critical part...

Gulf War Illnesses and the Cover up

by Denise Nichols, Staff Writer How Do I go on?  I am not sure.  I ask all my veterans and civilian friends to unite and further...

A Gulf War Veteran Salutes Senator Kennedy

A Gulf War Veteran Salutes Senator Kennedy As we all mourn the passing of Senator Kennedy, The Lion of the Senate and Health Care and...

UTSWMED Center and DR Haley Credentials

THE Critical Steps That Are NOW IN LIMBO For Gulf War Veterans Next StepsThe symptoms of veterans suffering from Gulf War illnesses are subjective, and...