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Plagued by diseases, aging fliers find VA unwilling to help

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For more than a decade, Richard Matte has suffered through a series of grave illnesses. The 70-year-old from Chicopee has a transplanted heart. He’s been treated for bladder cancer, lung cancer, and nerve disorders.

June 30th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Long After The End Of The Vietnam War, New Questions Raised About HO Exposure

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When Army veteran Steve House tells people he was exposed to Agent Orange, the toxic defoliant the Department of Defense (DOD) sprayed on trees, vegetation and rice fields during the Vietnam War, the first thing he’s typically asked is where he was stationed in that country.

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health,Vet News | Read More »

U.S. Senators Push For Investigation In Agent Orange Use At CFB Gagetown

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The Portland Press Herald has reported that Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have proposed legislation that would direct the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate whether the health problems faced by some veterans in America are linked to the use of Agent Orange at CFB Gagetown.

January 8th, 2014 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

House Passes Bill That Cuts 14% From Bonuses of Staff of the VA

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

December 26th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

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

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

November 11th, 2013 | Posted in 9/11,Editor | Read More »

Vets Guam Exposed to Agent Orange

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

September 26th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

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.

August 16th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Agent Orange’s Reach Beyond the Vietnam War

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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.

August 9th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ship List

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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.

July 10th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health,Vet News | Read More »

Agent Orange and Depleted Uranium –Diabetes and ischemic heart disease

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Even if you are not a Veteran you might need the information contained in this article relating to ischemic heart disease and diabetes

July 4th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Of Interest | Read More »

Beta Glucan: Possible Answer for Sick Veterans

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There is hope for Veterans afflicted with sickness from Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome from biological response modifiers like Beta Glucan

June 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Health,Medical Disability Benefits,Vet News | Read More »

Looking for Ways to Battle Agent Orange Illnesses-Pt.1

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Multi-part article showing there may be some hope for Agent Orange Victims to ease their burden.

May 8th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Editor,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Health | Read More »

VA’S New Provisional Ratings

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When I heard of (and finally understood) the gist of the new provisional ratings announced with great fanfare last week, Blazing Saddles came to mind. More precisely, Cleavon Little as the Western Union Telegram boy.

April 30th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,Medical Disability Benefits,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Allison in Wonderland

General Eric K. Shinseki is the disgraced and defiant Secretary of the VA who refuses to resign

You get to do the “Wolf! Yo! I say Wolf-yonder! Bring the guns!” on several occasions before the novelty wears off. Chicken Little didn’t get that email and was forced to repeat the blunder years later.

April 28th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Scientology for Agent Orange Victims

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The phrase “adding insult to injury” is no doubt being redefined in several online dictionaries this week following news of a U.S. effort to sneak one of our dumber religions (and that’s saying something) into the minds of Vietnamese suffering from Agent Orange.

April 8th, 2013 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

Murder, Cocaine and Environmental Contamination in the Marine Corps

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

March 6th, 2013 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Intel Drop: Sunday, February 10, 2010

CREW DUKE, Frying American Troops for Awhile Now

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.

February 10th, 2013 | Posted in Editor,WarZone | Read More »

How to Add a ship to the AO Vietnam Presumptive list & Sgt Shaft Note about SBA

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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?

December 14th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

Birth Defects Found in Vietnam Veterans’ Children

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

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

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.

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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

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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.

November 13th, 2012 | Posted in Editor,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

A loss of innocence and a betrayal by the government

One of the many weapons used in the battle with Agent Orange

The Vietnam War for all the good intentions we were told, left a trail of broken lives, a dispirited military that lasted until the Reagan Years, a decade of global instability with expansion of tyrannical government leadership, genocide, ethnic cleansing, and chaos. With the US military cast in a shadow of defeat and the US […]

November 5th, 2012 | Posted in Agent Orange,Coping,Health,Medical Disability Benefits | Read More »

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.

October 17th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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.

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

Agent Orange: A Deadly Legacy

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America’s use is lawless. Doing so constitutes war crimes. Millions of combatants and civilians have been irreparably harmed or killed. In current US direct and proxy wars, others are affected daily.

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

VA to Adjust List of Agent Orange Disorders

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

August 19th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Hypocrisy and Intransigence – Mainstays of The Agent Orange Controversy

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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.

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

Mother Nature vs. our Military Veterans

Clean Up Begins From Friday Storms That Knocked Power And Downed Trees Throughout Region

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.

July 14th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Others-First Charity Awards Grant to “Vets Workshop”

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

July 13th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Growing Evidence of Agent Orange in Japan

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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.

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Agent Orange,Health | Read More »

 

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