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

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“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.”

November 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Georgia Study Connecting the Dots Between Gulf War Toxic Exposures and Veterans’ Brain Damage

Dr. Alvin Terry, a professor at GHSU, and his colleague, Dr. Nathan Yanasak, are conducting a three-year study on the neurological symptoms of Gulf War illness

Study is essentially a proof of concept aimed at developing treatment targets: that a class of chemicals present in the 1991 Gulf War could indeed have caused the brain damage found in research on MRI scans of representative samples of the 250,000 ill veterans of the 1991 Gulf War

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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

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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.

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical,Military,Support the Troops,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Research Advisory Committee Hard Charging Report on Failure by VA—Breaking News

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Today the VA RAC GWIR released their most negative report on conduct of the VA in regards to Gulf War illness Research ever.

July 11th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical,Medical Disability Benefits,Military,Support the Troops,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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!

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks | Read More »

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!

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks | Read More »

Two UC-San Diego Researchers Aim to Help Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness

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Healthy and Ill 1991 Gulf War Veteran Research Study Participants Needed. “This is just as much about future combat operations as it is about the past.”

June 1st, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

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.

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks | Read More »

Senate VA Committee Hearing May 23, 2012 Veterans Are In Dire Straights and Deserve Emergency Management

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Senate Veterans Affairs and Veterans Affairs do a tango but the rating of the judges ie the veterans is a big Zero.

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks | Read More »

Gulf War Veterans’ Concerns for Children Highlighted

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Veterans of the Gulf War that are parents of children with health issues form up on Facebook. Health survey of Gulf War Veterans’ children being conducted by Gulf War Veterans.

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

One Week to Help the Veterans Ill with Gulf War Illness

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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.

April 11th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks | Read More »

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.

March 14th, 2012 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Politico | Read More »

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

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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.

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI) | Read More »

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

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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.

March 9th, 2012 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI) | Read More »

Gulf War Illness—A New Plan Takes Shape

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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.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 3,2012

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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.

January 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Agent Orange,Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD,Top 10,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans | Read More »

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.

December 28th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks | Read More »

Gulf War Illness Research Program CDMRP Breaking News 2012

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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.

December 16th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks | Read More »

Gulf War Veteran Dies, Widow Blames VA

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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.

December 14th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Veterans | Read More »

Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans To Meet in DC

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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)
DSNurse1@yahoo.com

Additional information- Former Senator Riegle is scheduled to talk at approximately 1 PM. An additional Speaker is also pending confirmation, more information to follow

November 4th, 2011 | Posted in Editors' Picks,Veterans | Read More »

Draft Gulf War Task Force Report Is Released

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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.

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Gulf War Veterans War After The War

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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.

October 14th, 2011 | Posted in Veterans | Read More »

Urgent Support Needed for Gulf War Veterans Now

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Gulf War 90-91 Veterans pleading for help on funding research to help diangose and treat their real illness from the 90-91 war. Do not let them be FORGOTTEN.

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical,Medical Disability Benefits,PTSD | Read More »

Haley Study finds chronic abnormal brain blood flow in Gulf War veterans

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Dr. Robert Haley’s research was methodically defunded by VA officials in 2009. It is time for Congressional and Obama Administration officials to relook at how to restore funding to this groundbreaking research. Twenty years later, Gulf War Illness is home but not welcome; let’s not ignore it.

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

Mainstream Media Picks Up The Story For Gulf War Illness

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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.

September 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI) | Read More »

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.

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Jobs,Politico | Read More »

Remember August 1990 Invasion of Kuwait -Do Something to Help Gulf War Veterans

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Anniversary of the Invasion of Kuwait is being marked as an action day for support of the close to 600,000 plus troops that will never forget.

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Military,Politico,Support the Troops | Read More »

Gulf War Veterans Taps For Our Veterans That Died TOO Young

Gulf War Veterans Taps more deaths at an early age group. Death Registry needed at VA. Need for being sure all deaths are recorded whether they received VA disability or not.

July 17th, 2011 | Posted in Veterans | Read More »

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 […]

July 16th, 2011 | Posted in Veterans | Read More »

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

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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

July 13th, 2011 | Posted in Gulf War Illness (GWI),Medical | Read More »

 

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