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, June 14, 2010

Future for Dissatisfied Veterans - Desert Storm

We have a problem with Deployment Health Working Group !
Since DOD is not capable of releasing the actual classified data around the exposure events, it is not providing the substantive evidence that would support specific Gulf War Illness Claims. The DHWG knows this fact and has operated as a invisible secret entity since 2001। No website, they dont respond to phone calls, and they do not meet with advocates to discuss any points to include there annual reports to VA.
This has been a grossly ineffective entity throughout its incarnation and cannot be trusted to be genuinely objective when it comes to Gulf War Illness health concerns. It is a bad idea to bring them in or have them interject into something they have been less than supportive or useful at. This just brings old ideas from legacy government personnel to the table that our illness is somatic in nature.
This is what the House subcommittee must know.

July 27, 2010 10:00AM
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Gulf War Illness: The Future for Dissatisfied Veterans
•Room 334 Cannon House Office Building

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