gulf war veterans

Baylor University Scientist Receives Major Grants for Health Research on 1991 Gulf War Veterans

Baylor University Scientist Receives Major Grants for Health Research on 1991 Gulf War Veterans

“After years of false starts, research has now provided progress in our understanding of Gulf War illness.” Despite this progress, many veterans remain ill, since doctors still lack effective methods for diagnosing and treating Gulf War illness. “We believe these answers can be found, and are especially pleased to be partnering with Scott & White to address this problem, given its importance for veterans in Central Texas.”

Action Plan to Support Gulf War Veterans Part1 —Request for Assistance From Our Readers

Action Plan to Support Gulf War Veterans Part1  —Request for Assistance From Our Readers

Action plan to show your support for Gulf War Veterans of 90-91 made easy. We are asking all our readers to use this template letter to notify all your US Senators and all your US Representatives from your State. It is so easy and takes just a few minutes to take the basics of this letter and change a bit to reflect if you are a veteran, spouse, family member, concerned citizen.

Gulf War Veterans 90-91 Ill But Fighting Back Exposing Abandonment by VA and Elected Officials in DC- Part 2 of Report

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. An uprising should be occurring but it is not because these veterans are physically ill, not geting the health care ie diagnosis and treatment that is needed NOW, they have not had their claims adjudicated correctly and their families are falling or have fallen apart. We do not want another episode of more suicides but veterans and their families are down legtimately and need help now. They need as much help as the post 911 veterans if not more because they are 21 years into the sufferring and deteroriating health because of government malfeasance and criminal acts. This action that has gone on for 21 years must stop and someone has to show leadship and accountabilty!

Gulf War Veterans Demand Action from Congress and from White House Part 1

The VA Research Advisory Committee meeting from June 18-19 in Boston was a firestorm that has been ignited. Our elected officials in the US Senate and US House of Represeantatives and the President and First Lady need to hear what happenned and put this issue as a PRIORITY. The Gulf War Veterans of 1990-91 have waited for 21 years and can not wait any longer for effective action! WE are ill and dying and need effective action. The VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illness Research was set in action by a law generated and accomplished through Gulf War Veterans Advocacy actions. WE are the ones that are ill and the primary stake holhers in this issue. We encourage everyone to get this message to all elected officials!

As Memorial Day 2012 Ends A Bugle Call to Action is Heard Quietly in the Distance

We have lost veterans for years from environmental exposures and their survivors and their children are too easily forgotten. They bore the war’s effects and have lost their loved ones, they need to be welcomed in to the network of TAPS, Gold Star moms, wives families. Their children sufferred, their childhoods were deeply affected living and watching their father or mother suffer, going to VA or to Drs seeking answers and help, the veteran parents that could not be just the normal parent. The spouses that had to take on huge burdens to care for their loved ones that are ill and not able to function as a copartner or coparent as visioned. The spouse that had to do everything from fighting the VA paperwork, the social security paperwork, the decrease in family finances, the keeping up with the appointments and medications, the keeping up with the children some times taking on the role of main supporting parent, the drain in them emotionally to share that full life with a partner who is now ill and failing even in their 40’s, how do we support them? They are proud and a part of the military veteran community that struggle quietly and stoically. WE do more for those that died on the battlefield and those that returned with visible injuries than we do for those that seen as invisible injuries. These invisible injuried and their families suffer as greatly if not more through years and years of illnesses that usually take the veteran, their spouse or their parent sooner than the normal population that did not serve.

One Week to Help the Veterans Ill with Gulf War Illness

One Week to Help the Veterans Ill with Gulf War Illness

Sanders’ target of $25 million in FY13 Congressionally directed Defense appropriations also carefully coincides with the specifically recommended $25 million funding level by Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Gulf War Veterans and Health chair Dr. Stephen Hauser in letters to Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Haw.) and Ranking Member Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). It also coincides with the $25 million level recommended by the Congressionally mandated Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC-GWVI) in its groundbreaking November 2008 report.

Update #2 Action on the Hill for Gulf war Veterans- US Representative Being Called

This is update of actions on the US House of Representatives concerning Rep Roe-Kucinich efforts to help ill gulf war veterans by funding in the Defense Appropriations for FY 13 CDMRP-GWIRP to get answers faster through research. Many more Us Representatives need to step up to their committment to our veterans by March 15 -this week’s deadline.

Update 1 Representatives Roe-Kucinich Dear Colleague Letter for DOD-CDMRP-GWIRP

Update 1 Representatives Roe-Kucinich Dear Colleague Letter for DOD-CDMRP-GWIRP

Weekly update on process of getting funding for DOD CDMRP GWIRP (Congressional Directed Medical Research Program for Gulf War Illness Research Program). US Representatives who signed on to the Dear Colleague in the first week are identified. We thank the US Representatives who have not forgotten the Gulf War Veterans.

An Urgent Call for Help From Gulf War Veterans and Their Family Members TO HELP

An Urgent Call for Help From Gulf War Veterans and Their Family Members TO HELP

A plea from Gulf War Veterans and their families to all to help make phone calls to get gulf war illness research thru DOD CDMRP. Deadline to get all US Representative to notify Representatives to contact Representatives Kuchinich and Roe to sign on to Dear Colleague Letter to be submitted to the appropriations Committee. Support these veterans by making those phone calls.

Gulf War Illness—A New Plan Takes Shape

Gulf War Illness—A New Plan Takes Shape

More than twenty years after the 1991 Gulf War, the facts are stark: The IOM estimates 250,000 of us — about one in every three — are actively suffering from otherwise unexplained chronic multi-symptom illness scientifically and statistically determined to be associated with our Gulf War service.

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 3,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 3,2012

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.

Gulf War Veterans First Meeting For 2012

Announcement of first meeting of 2012 on Gulf War Illness Research to be held in DC on Jan 31-Feb 1 ,2012 including information on strategic plan of the VA concerning gulf war illnesses.

Gulf War Illness Research Program CDMRP Breaking News 2012

Gulf War Illness Research Program CDMRP Breaking News 2012

Gulf War illness Research Program(CDMRP) to be funded FY2012 for 10 million in omnibus bill. Dr Stephen Hauser University of California School of Medicine had stated 25 million per year would make a big impact. Statistics are showing that almost 1 in 3 of the Gulf War Veterans 90-91 have sought health care and compensation for disabling illnesses.

Gulf War Veteran Dies, Widow Blames VA

Gulf War Veteran Dies, Widow Blames VA

Stanley Gibson, Desert Storm Veteran is dead because of lack of VA care and lack of education and training of VA doctors to exposures to neurotoxins during Operation Desert Storm. The tim can of the VA compensation and benefits system is rusted and leaking for the Gulf War Veterans of 1990-91.

Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans To Meet in DC

Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans To Meet in DC

National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition Annual meeting Brunch Nov 10 from 12-4 at Holiday Inn Crystal City close to DC Airport. We have Former Senator Don Riegle who did the Banking and Export Committee Hearing May 1994 and full committee report on exposures of the Gulf War Veterans of 90-91 as the special speaker! Additional speaker is Steven Emerson author of American Jihad. He is an expert on Islamic terrorism who warned of the intent of Muslim Terrorists prior to the 911 attacks

Contact for information and cost of meal(reserve)
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Additional information- Former Senator Riegle is scheduled to talk at approximately 1 PM. An additional Speaker is also pending confirmation, more information to follow

Draft Gulf War Task Force Report Is Released

Draft Gulf War Task Force Report Is Released

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

Gulf War Veterans War After The War

Gulf War Veterans War After The War

So while Vietnam Veterans, OIF, and OEF veterans are getting attention this group of veterans from Gulf War 90-91 are being neglected, forgotten, and abandoned. They need attention now and certainly by Veterans Day 20 plus years after they went to war.

Mainstream Media Picks Up The Story For Gulf War Illness

Mainstream Media Picks Up The Story For Gulf War Illness

New book by Arnold Mann, recognized investigational journalist, exposes illness of the Gulf War Veterans and other environmental exposed groups of Us population. Explosive book, should really set DC and DOD and VA on alert that the ill will get the truth out.

FAA Extension Bill and Why it Matters to Veterans!

The article discusses the impact of the FAA bill and the loss of income for FAA employees for a month and a half. It identifies that veterans are a part of this workforce or have family members that are veterans. It explores the impact of this inaction of elected officials in DC.

Units of The Gulf War(90-91) Reuniting

The Gulf War Veterans of 1990-91 are working to reunite virtually and in person.  Several units of the Gulf War 90-91 initially tried to reunite by setting up websites.  Now with Facebook having attracted the older age groups in the past couple of years the Gulf War Veterans 1990-91 who have wanted to reunite are […]

A Shout Out to All Americans: How you Can Help Ill Gulf War Veterans

A Shout Out to All Americans: How you Can Help Ill Gulf War Veterans

NEED HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS. Many Veterans and Civilians ask how can you help veterans. Well there is so many ways. Here is Number 1We need 15 healthy gulf war veterans or healthy civilians in same age range to finish a medical research project for ill Gulf War Veterans. The cost of travel etc is covered.
The information can be found atwww9.GEORGETOWN.EDU/FACULTY/BARANIUJ/Call them at 202-687-8231

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