Category Archives: Gulf War

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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Ex-Chair of Federal Gulf War Panel Says Concerns Remain | Veterans for Common Sense

The recently “rotated out” chairman of the federal panel charged with overseeing health research related to veterans of the 1991 Gulf War was quoted extensively today in an Arizona Republic news article, expressing reasoned concerns regarding the approach of VA … Continue reading

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Gulf War Advisory Committee Letter Expresses Grave Concerns to New VA Secretary | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is reposted from 91outcomes.com with permission. *** “I ask you to please post … this letter RAC members sent to Secretary McDonald after the RAC meeting this week.  VA staff now controls what is posted to the RAC … Continue reading

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MEDIA REPORTS: The Beginning of Finally Some Truth about the VA | Veterans for Common Sense

After a great deal of covering up, retaliation against and intimidation of whistleblowers, media reporting, Congressional hearing and inquiries, and VA delays, denial, and more covering up, finally this week it appears as though the first elements of truth are … Continue reading

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VCS to Participate in Sgt. Sullivan Center’s Event: Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science | Veterans for Common Sense

  Having trouble viewing this?  Click here Sergeant Sullivan Center Reception: Honoring Excellence in Post-Deployment Health Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science:            Awards Ceremony 2014 “If you blow the whistle … Continue reading

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VA’s Medical Research Failures Continue to Grow | Veterans for Common Sense

A new example of VA’s failures on medical research — an often overlooked area where VA remains badly broken — has emerged near Fort Hood. An Austin, Texas newspaper reports that a $3.8 million mobile MRI machine, widely touted by VA … Continue reading

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228,000 Veterans’ Claims Never Completed, then Dropped by VA | Veterans for Common Sense

A new investigative report by NextGov’s Bob Brewin (“Hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims not processed”) shows that at least 228,000 veterans’ claims have been dropped by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) because they weren’t completed in … Continue reading

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Reno Dispatch: Veterans Advocates Weigh In on New VA Secretary Appointment | Veterans for Common Sense

An unusual new Reno Dispatch article by award-winning journalist and frequent veterans’ issues writer Jamie Reno, “Stepping Into The Fire: Veteran Advocates & Pols Sound Off On Obama’s Choice To Lead Scandal-Plagued VA”, provides an array of veteran advocates’ commentary … Continue reading

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