Gulf War Illness (GWI)

A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A.

There is a lot to be said for the idea of requiring that funding be provided for the future medical care of veterans as part of any decision to go to war. That not only might help the maimed veterans we already have but will encourage long, hard thinking before creating more of them.

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.”

The Miracle Of Gratefulness

“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.”

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.

The History of Exposing the Abandonment of Gulf War Veterans by the VA/DOD

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.

Veterans’ Push for GWI Treatment Research Funding Spreads to U.S. Senate

Veterans’ Push for GWI Treatment Research Funding Spreads to U.S. Senate

This year’s push for funding the Peer Reviewed Gulf War Illness Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), which last month garnered the largest number of House cosigners in the program’s history, continues with a parallel Senate effort led by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and launched in early April.

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.

IOM Gulf War Chronic Multisymptom Illness Treatments Committee to Meet Feb. 29

IOM Gulf War Chronic Multisymptom Illness Treatments Committee to Meet Feb. 29

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment of Chronic Multisymptom Illness will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:15 P.M. EST in room 101 at the Keck Center of the National Academies. The Keck Center is located at 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 31,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 31,2012

Columbus Dispatch There are reports of scam artists soliciting veterans at assisted-living facilities, claiming that they can guarantee more benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs quickly for a fee, Holly Petraeus said. In fact, no one can guarantee that.

New England Area Persian Gulf Veterans Needed for Gulf War Illness Study

New England Area Persian Gulf Veterans Needed for Gulf War Illness Study

In the 25 years since the first Gulf War, many of the men and women deployed to the Middle East have been experiencing a variety of symptoms that collectively have come to be designated as Gulf War Illness (GWI). This complex illness impacts the lives of approximately 250,000 Gulf War Veterans.

Top 10 News For Veterans-December 20, 2011

Top 10 News For Veterans-December 20, 2011

DOD extends deadline for colleges to sign new tuition aid pact. The Department of Defense said U.S. colleges that hope to receive tuition assistance funds will have another three months to accept new requirements meant to ensure the protection of servicemembers.

Gulf War Illness Washington Update

Gulf War Illness Washington Update

There’s lot happening right now on behalf of veterans of the 1991 Gulf War, and after years of missteps, most of it is now squarely aimed at improving the health and lives of Gulf War veterans

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.

Study links Gulf War vets’ illnesses to area of service

Study links Gulf War vets’ illnesses to area of service

New research to be released Monday shows that veterans with Gulf War illness faced different toxins depending on where they were served: anti-nerve-agent pills and Scud missiles for forward-deployed troops and pesticides for support personnel in the rear

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