Category Archives: Gulf War Updates

VCS Provides Written Testimony for Congressional Hearing on Gulf War Veterans’ Claims Denials

Veterans for Common Sense provided the following invited written testimony for a March 15, 2016 Congressional hearing on Gulf War veterans’ benefits and disability claims denials. TESTIMONY: https://archives-veterans.house.gov/submission-record/aanthony-hardie-gulf-war-veteran-and-director-veterans-common-sense HEARING ARCHIVE: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=104497 Testimony archived text: SUBMISSION FOR THE RECORD OF ANTHONY HARDIE, GULF WAR … Continue reading

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VA gets ‘F’ for Persian Gulf War claims approvals

ARCHIVED TEXT SOURCE: https://www.armytimes.com/veterans/2016/03/15/va-gets-f-for-persian-gulf-war-claims-approvals/?utm_source=clavis ARCHIVED TEXT: Veterans VA gets ‘F’ for Persian Gulf War claims approvals By: Patricia Kime   March 15, 2016   The percent of disability claims approved by the Veterans Affairs Department for Persian Gulf War-related illnesses has … Continue reading

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Congressional Hearing to Examine Gulf War Veterans’ Claims Denials by VA

HVAC to Examine VA’S Gulf War Illness Disability Claims Process SOURCE:  House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Press Release, March 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the … Continue reading

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On Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary, VA Failing to Treat its Signature Injury

ARCHIVED ARTICLE SOURCE: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/on-gulf-wars-25th-anniversary-researchers–veterans-say-va-failing-to-treat-signature-injury-300224315.html ARCHIVED ARTICLE TEXT: On Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary, Researchers & Veterans Say VA Failing to Treat Signature Injury Congressional Hearing Marks Persian Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary with Sharp Criticism of VA Clinical Guideline and VA-Contracted Institute … Continue reading

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VCS Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Gulf War Veterans’ Health, timed for Gulf War 25th Anniversary

Veterans for Common Sense provided the following invited testimony for a February 23, 2016 Congressional hearing on Gulf War veterans’ health.  Anthony Hardie, VCS Director, testified and was accompanied by fellow Gulf War veteran and advocate David Winnett.  Winnett’s compelling … Continue reading

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VCS to Testify Before Congress on Gulf War Veterans’ Health on War’s 25th Anniversary

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations will hold an oversight hearing examining the medical care and … Continue reading

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VCS: IOM Gulf War Report “Turns Science On Its Head,” Researchers Say

  WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –– Gulf War Illness is the “signature” health problem of 1991 Gulf War veterans, affecting an estimated 24-33% of the nearly 700,000 who served, according to a new report of the Institute of Medicine, but researchers … Continue reading

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Congressional Panel Recommends Strong Funding for Gulf War Illness Treatment Research Program

*Updated June 2, 2015, 3:30 p.m.:  The bill has now cleared the full House Appropriations Committee with full GWI funding. *** (via 91outcomes.com) – The U.S. House Appropriations Committee today cleared legislation containing  a strong level of continued funding for the treatment-focused Gulf War Illness research program, … Continue reading

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VA Names New Members to Gulf War Advisory Committee | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is a VA press release. SOURCE:  http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2669 *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2015 VA Announces the Appointment of New Members to Advisory Council Gulf War-Related Brain Cancer Study Also Announced WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

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AUSTIN STATESMAN: Congress to Probe VA Research Program | Veterans for Common Sense

A Congressional committee has begun a probe of VA’s failed health research program, according to news from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper that helps show the critically important role of the media in holding VA accountable.   [Austin American-Statesman, “Congress to probe VA … Continue reading

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