The news didn’t come as much of a surprise in the end. Presidential posters with Michel Aoun’s face were already being hung around east Beirut before the results had even been released but now it’s official, Lebanon has finally elected a new president! Michel Aoun, a Maronite Christian and former military chief, was elected on […]
gulf war veterans
The Royal British Legion is calling on the government to do more to help veterans suffering from Gulf war syndrome.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has proposed sweeping changes in federal small busslaminess size standards based on inflation that could force thousands of small business that depend on federal contracts to close their doors.
A new study published in the journal Neuroepidemiology presents evidence that nerve agents released by the bombing of Iraqi chemical weapons depots just before the ground war began could have carried downwind and fallen on American troops staged in Saudi Arabia.
When her father left home for work he was sworn to secrecy. Now, a half-century later, the declassified national secret allowed a reporter to learn about her father’s Cold War era profession, which involved helping to invent America’s first spy satellite.
It has now been 22 years since the start of the 1990-1991 Gulf War which comprises the deployment and combat operations known as Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
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 VA Research Advisory Committee meeting from June 18-19 in Boston was a firestorm that has been ignited.
Yesterday afternoon the VFW joined Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., at the U.S. Capitol, where Reed formally introduced the Servicemember Housing Protection Act, S. 3179, alongside Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., as well as Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and leading veterans’ advocates.
For the third time since the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers will contact Gulf War-era Veterans as a part of a long-term study of their health.
Gulf War Veterans who develop fibromyalgia do not have to prove a connection between their illnesses and military service to be eligible to receive VA disability compensation.
Let me introduce you to Dr. Gary Levin. Dr. Levin was in the US Navy from 1969 to 1971 serving as a general medical officer. He was in an amphibious group, and served on the USS Jeneau, LPD 10.
Gulf War Veterans and their families are becoming the forgotten veterans and they need phone calls to all US Representatives offices in DC by the deadline of next week March 15.
Gulf War Veterans and all Americans should call their US Representatives in their DC office and ask to speak to the staffer assigned to Veterans/Military Issues and ask them to get their representative and all Representatives to sign on this Dear Colleague Letter Now.
In my earlier writings about the Google+ platform I suggested to my readers that this Google product was perhaps the most significant leap in social media technology since the invention of the telephone.
I was invited to attend a symposium at the US Naval War College in Newport, RI last summer to learn something about how our Navy deals with terrorist threats to our fleets worldwide.
She walked onto the campus of the West LA Veterans Hospital in her Anne Taylor outfit and instantly could feel her throat tighten. “You OK Ma’am?” said one of the VA tour guides, a young male half her age.
Former CIA Director Panetta condemns Marines peeing on dead Taliban with “utterly deplorable” comment. Ain’t that the pot calling the kettle black? .
Ken O’Keefe has been named as having ‘known links to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other terrorist organizations’ in US Congressional Bill now being processed through the traitorous US Congress. Here is the applicable paragraph;
Years later, I found out that the anonymous donor was Romney. Out of his own pocket he did this.
I was sent an email by a veteran who had lost his job last summer, and has been searching hard for a place to find work.
I seldom get moved about a movie, or a cause, beyond the confines of my own home, where I take time for my own kids every day, day after day, week after week.
The season of giving has come and gone, and like a lot of you, I walked by the bell ringers of the Salvation Army every day during my shopping and the requests for my charity dollars came pouring in from the United Way, the American Red Cross and even UNICEF.
President Obama “intends to hammer the theme of economic justice for ordinary Americans rather than continue his legislative battles with Congressional Republicans. In terms of the president’s relationship with Congress in 2012, the president is no longer tied to Washington, D.C.”
Once upon a time, I ran the largest shelter for Homeless Veterans in the USA, located in Boston Massachusetts. Here is a story that I remember with a smile:
I recently read a story online about a little 8-year old girl from Israel and the trouble she encounters just going to her local elementary school everyday because some ultra-orthodox Jews living in a city called Beit Shemesh take offense to the way she dresses .
Almost 20 years ago I met a combat Vietnam Veteran named Robert Van Keuren and his partner in crime Dr. Jon Nachison both advocates like me doing work for homeless veterans in San Diego.
“Yes, Children are being Killed the dissidents say” NOTICE: GRAPHIC VIDEOS ARE EMBEDDED IN THIS STORY. by Ken Smith I admitted upfront in an earlier post that I know even less than you do (the reader), about the twisted and fragmented history of Israel and it’s interactions with Arab and non-Arab neighbors in the middle east especially […]
A friend of mine called and said: We should try to find ways to advance ourselves with our allies and even our perceived enemies by sharing our knowledge of prosthetics.
I admit upfront that I know even less than you do (the reader), about the twisted and fragmented history of Israel and it’s interactions with Arab and non-Arab neighbors in the middle east.