“The golden key to self-healing is gratefulness. Only gratefulness can transcend the darkness of unworthiness, self-pity and self-negation and fully open the door to the heart ~ without which no true healing can occur.”
Victims of Agent Orange (AO) who are infected, Vietnam veterans, children of Vietnam veterans; then there are spouses and mothers or fathers who are victims by association. By banding together and pressing forward to be heard is the only way we victims can win.
From 1961 to 1971 over 77 million litres of herbicide were dispensed over southern Viet Nam by the US military through the code-named ‘Operation Ranch Hand’. The Vietnamese reported early on during the operation that human health was being adversely affected by widespread dispersal of defoliants. Agent Orange, a 1:1 mixture of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5-T, was the most prevalent herbicide used.
How much higher must the Gulf War Veteran Advocates, Scientists, and Researchers have to jump to clear the roadblock to getting these Gulf War Veterans of 90-91 the diagnostic testing that is sorely needed and long past due. How long do their claims end up in the Rat Maze? The report by the VA RAC GWIR just released is a must read. But this report needs to be distributed to EVERY US SENATOR AND US REPRESENTATIVE in DC. The media by way of print media, main stream and cable news needs to show their committment to the Veterans of the Gulf War 90-91. The request is out there to each of you to help and support your veterans by helping us in this effort. This is fraudulent and an issue of waste, fraud, and abuse that has cost the trust of the gulf war veterans of 90-91, but even more so it has cost their health status and quality of life for over 21 years. You, can help make a difference now.
Monsanto shuts down company looking at collapse of bee colonies, believing that pesticides and GMO development may be a contributory factor. Now owned by the multi-national company that creates products likely contributing to the bee die-off.
The United States is not preparing to cut bait in Afghanistan, a Pentagon official stressed a day after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta mused about hastening the handover of security responsibilities to Afghan forces.
If this is not a disqualification for a candidate running for president, I would be personally shocked. To propose turning our backs on our 26-million veterans right as they come home to an economy wrecked by banks and their Republican and Democratic enablers is absurd.
Catholics seek to boost number of priests serving as chaplains. Searching for bombs day in and day out as part of a route-clearance team, Spc. Joe Murphy needed the reassuring hand of his faith more than ever. But because of a worsening shortage of Catholic chaplains in Afghanistan and throughout the military, it had never been more difficult to practice it.
World War II veterans encouraged to share their stories at Dec. 7 event. The Saratogian Of the more than 16 million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during World War II, the US Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that only 1.7 million nationwide are still living. This event is an opportunity to honor and appreciate World War …
Honoring Sustainability. Biomass Power and Thermal The US Department of Veterans Affairs is elevating its reliance on renewable energy by investing in combined-heat-and-power projects nationwide. By Matt Soberg | November 22, 2011 The US Department of Veterans Affairs understands the need for national …
Judge approves VA discrimination suit settlement. NECN A federal judge in Houston has approved settlement of a lawsuit several veterans groups filed against the US Department of Veterans Affairs, accusing the department of religious discrimination. US District Judge Lynn Hughes approved the …
WASHINGTON (Sept. 2, 2011)- Veterans who served aboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships operating on the waters of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, may be eligible to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation for 14 medical conditions associated with presumptive exposure to Agent Orange.
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that more than $2.2 billion in retroactive benefits has already been paid to approximately 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and their survivors who filed claims related to one of three new Agent Orange presumptive conditions.
Fifty years ago today, the U.S. started what would become one of the most devastating military campaigns in history – the spraying of Agent Orange. Veterans and advocates demand action at the Second International Conference of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin. We pledge to work together to make sure that justice delayed will no longer be justice denied!
After their product Agent Orange has crippled millions of lives in Vietnam from the Vietnam War and onward, the US producers have continued to avoid taking responsibility and blame it on the US government instead.
Blue Water Veterans must have actually stepped foot on the land of Vietnam or served on its inland waterways anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 to be presumed to have been exposed to herbicides when claiming service-connection for diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure.
On 10th August 1961 an event began that was to last for ten-years, and would leave a tragedy that has yet to find an end. Fifty years on, the Vietnamese people and their many friends around the world will be commemorating this special anniversary.
A former South Korean soldier testified for the first time Monday that from its aircraft, the U.S. military sprayed a defoliant over the Demilitarized Zone in 1955 ― more than a decade earlier than news media recently reported.