The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is looking into whether a contractor thoroughly reviewed the files of Vietnam veterans who might deserve benefits for illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange.
Snow fell outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696 as its members held their monthly meeting Feb. 9.
ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot are exploring the ways children of Vietnam veterans may be affected by a parent’s exposure to Agent Orange.
Reversing a long held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.
* WARNING: Explicit and Strong Language News Topics: John McCain Loses Proposal for Arizona Pyramid, Idaho Legislatures Try to Use Bible as Textbook for Science & Law, Godzilla Becomes Citizen of Japan, Orange is the New Black & Real Housewives of the OC Are Back & So is the Age of Aquarius, How Bernie Sanders […]
The 2005 documentary Sir, No Sir: the GI Revolt examines the GI resistance movement that effectively ended the Vietnam War. While it’s common to hear about fragging* incidents which occurred in Vietnam, you rarely hear about the vast GI anti-war movement built by three years of sustained organizing in barracks, on bases, battlefields and ships and at armed forces academies like West Point.
Clifford Anderson’s serious health problems began when he was in his 30s.
Veterans and their dependents need health care and VA disability compensation for cancers and other serious illnesses from exposures to Agent Orange, toxic chemicals and other hazardous substances.
San Antonia Marine veteran exposed to toxic chemicals at MCAS El Toro died from multiple medical conditions linked to Agent Orange exposure.
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.
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.
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.
VA Paid $400 Million Annually in Bonuses Despite Backlog of Veterans’ Disability Claims
A Veterans Day tribute to Dr. Bob Bowman, a true American hero.
The life-changing damage done by the Agent Orange herbicide continues to haunt American soldiers who served during the Vietnam War.
’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.
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.
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.
Even if you are not a Veteran you might need the information contained in this article relating to ischemic heart disease and diabetes
There is hope for Veterans afflicted with sickness from Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome from biological response modifiers like Beta Glucan
Multi-part article showing there may be some hope for Agent Orange Victims to ease their burden.
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.
True story of murder, narcotrafficing and environmental contamination written by two Marine veterans.
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.
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?
Petition needs signatures for Children’s Research Center for diagnosis and treatment of serious health conditions linked to dioxin exposures.
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.
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.
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 […]
Private companies are stepping up to put Vets into fast track education programs and developing transition guides to help Vets get in the door.