Post deployment illness Gulf War

The ground war lasted four days and resulted in 147 battlefield deaths, but almost 199,000 of the 698,000 people who were deployed have since qualified for some degree of service-related disability. Of those, 13,317 people are disabled by "undiagnosed conditions"; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) or Unexplained Symptoms

Monday, March 08, 2010

VA Gulf War Veterans Illness Task Force
Background Brief 26 February 2010

The Gulf War Veterans Illness Task Force (GWVITF) is a leading
edge of the Secretary’s vision of transforming the VA into a 21st century organization. The Task Force represents a bold step forward in how VA considers and addresses the challenges facing not just Veterans of a specific era, but the challenges facing all Veterans. Improving the responsiveness of the VA to the challenges facing the 199-01991
Gulf War Veterans is a priority that requires innovation and the engagement of all stakeholders, including VA employees, DoD, Congress and Veterans’ Service Organizations (VSOs)and gulf war veterans.

John R. Gingrich
The Chief of Staff (OS)
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20420

1 Comments:

  • At 11:32 PM , Blogger admin said...

    Thank you for writing this blog, V!

    You've stuck with this issue for many, many years for your fellow veterans.

    Here's the link to VA's summary of the task force report: http://www.va.gov/Gulf_War_Background_Brief.pdf

     

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