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, May 23, 2011

Should VA remember Stats of Desert Storm Vets

Comrades yes,
it has been over 20 years since the first Desert Storm Vet applied to the
department of Veterans affairs for health care, benefits and research.
It hurts that it appears VA will allow the Stats our GWVIS to
be removed from Internet Access and buried out of public sight.
Speak up do not allow this to happen said Jagmedic
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Rather than host the former GWVIS reports or own up to any
flaws in its reporting VA has apparently decided to remove the
whole thing from the VA website.
( This is now a dead link )

I am flabbergasted that VA would simply dump historical records
and I guess pretend they don't exist. There was no reason to
remove the old GWVIS webpage. Not that VA was honest about
the full content from beginning to end, and only hosted 2005 to
2008 where the reports suddenly skewed downwards. All we have
left is the pdf link to the new report:

This is disturbing in that this sort of just makes this look like from
2010 on all of this rather than talk about what happened from
2002 to 2009. Again, like what happened in February 2008 to
August 2008. Like that never happened.

VA should put ALL of the former GWVIS reports up on the VA
or VBA website for historical purposes. I get the distinct feeling
this was the brainchild of the Gulf War Illness Task Force who
doesnt feel the need to talk to the veteran community in public.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Kirt P. Love
Director, DSBR


Reports are in Word, Excel, or PDF format. You may download free viewer and reader software to view the reports.

Monday Morning Workload Reports (MMWR) are a compilation of workload indicators reported by Veterans Benefits Administration field facilities.

Gulf War Veterans Information System Reports (GWVIS) identify the Gulf War Veterans service member population and how they use compensation and pension benefits.

Note: The GWVIS Report link has been deactivated due to the completion of the "Gulf War Era Veterans Report: Pre 9/11."

That report can be accessed here.

Annual Benefits Reports (ABR) are a summary of the benefits used by veterans and their dependents by fiscal year.

Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) contains performance targets and results achieved during each fiscal year.

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