THIS WEBSITE IS A GENERAL INFORMATION SITE FOR
MEMBERS OF THE
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY WITH
SERVICE IN THE VIETNAM CONFLICT.
MEMBERS OF CORPS WHO SUPPORTED US OR WERE SUPPORTED
BY US ARE MOST WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE
|THANK YOU BRIGITTA!! I AM FOREVER HONORED
|The Award we present to others standing with us
|If your site is worthy of the POW/MIA Gold Award, Email me.
Do you think U.S. Veterans should be more visible? We do!
The Public should know the Veterans in their communities.
One VFW Post Commander said, "A great way to show who did what for our
Republished with permission of the New Hampshire Union Leader
Our small group of retired Veterans makes over 30 special Veterans Recognition magnetic
vehicle plaques and metalized film window stickers. We call them VetSignias. The
Black on Bright Silver badges are being used by tens-of-thousands of Veterans. They send the message, "I did
it when it had to be done and I'm proud of it."
There are Request Forms at the web-site listing all VetSignias,
showing costs, and how to get them.
The VetSignia effort was nicely described when a newspaper
wrote ... "One group of retired veterans decided it was high time people should be made
aware of the veterans in their communities." Another article began
... "A group of public-spirited veterans have devised a way to celebrate Veterans Day all year long in style."
A for-profit business could not make this wide assortment of distinctive Veterans' ID plaques
If you served in WWII - KOREA - VIETNAM - PERSIAN GULF - OVERSEAS EXPEDITIONARY CAMPAIGNS - PEACETIME in the ARMY - NAVY - MARINES - AIR
FORCE - COAST GUARD - MERCHANT MARINE there are VetSignias, Window
Stickers and Magnetic Plaques, that show your service.
Veterans who served in wartime can display the war served in and the
branch of service.
Example; VET / KOREA / U.S. ARMY, or, VET / VIETNAM / U.S. MARINES.
VetSignias for those who served in Expeditionary Campaigns
such as; Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc., show Branch of Service and Expeditionary.
Example; VET / U.S. ARMY / EXPEDITIONARY, or VET / U.S. AIR FORCE /
Veterans who served in Peacetime can get VetSignias
that show Vet and their Branch of Service.
/ U.S. NAVY, or VET / U.S. COAST GUARD.
WE MAKE SPECIAL COST ARRANGEMENTS FOR VETERANS GROUPS - REUNIONS,
Homeless Veteran Information
There was a
great gal on Coast to Coast AM last night. Check out her website. It exposes all the illness that vets are subject
to because of their service to the country. www.gulfwarvets.com. Her name was Joyce Riley. See www.coasttocoastam.com.
|Thank You Tony and the IWVPA Patrons
|I am Honored
DOUBLE TAP AWARD FOR WAR POETRY
The "Double Tap" Award for War Poetry is awarded in recognition of excellence and quality of war-related writings
of any style. The work for which the award is approved must be War related, i.e. about war, its participants, incidents or
Nominations for this award may be made by current members of the IWVPA Club and must be seconded by another
member. The Award is NOT available by application.
Once nominations are seconded, they are to be forwarded to the IWVPA Award Master through the IWVPA Club and
must include the URL (web page address) on which the nominated writing appears, AND the email address of the person whose
work is nominated. Recipients of the Award are not required to be members of the IWVPA club, and writings by any person may
be considered providing that the writing falls within the bounds of the definition of a "War Poem" as defined above.
It should not be taken for granted that any award will be automatically approved; the final decision being
that of the AWARD MASTER. Where there is any indecision, the WEBMASTER will be consulted for his views to help determine the
Award citations will be actioned and forwarded to at the discretion of the Award Master and there are no limits
to the number of awards that can be made in any month.
The author of the winning work will be notified and presented with the Award and, if the poem published on
a website other than IWVPA, the recipient will be asked to attach it to the page containing the winning work with a link back
to the IWVPA "Double Tap" Award Honour Roll, however, failure or refusal to link back to IWVPA will NOT negate the award.
If not already included on the IWVPA website, and if requested by the winning author, the award winning writing
will be added to the IWVPA Web Site under the index page of the author and will be linked to the award index.
Active or Retired Military! Visit: http://gi-janes.org/
Pass this link to all your contacts!
GI-JANES is an organization formed by a
group of Active Duty and Retired Military Women who serve/served this Country in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast
Guard and who have been victimized by a law that discriminates ONLY against American Citizens who volunteer to serve and
defend this country in uniform.
The primary objective of GI-JANES is the repeal of the Uniformed Services Former Spouse
Protection Act (USFSPA). Until this is accomplished, a secondary objective is to compel the Department of Defense
and the military services to fully brief all personnel about the USFSPA and the effect it will have on military members should
they ever experience a divorce after being married while in the service. This should occur upon entry into the Services
and should re-occur during annual training each year thereafter.
This group of volunteer females from all branches of Military Service pledge to actively engage
in obtaining these objectives. Although initiated by and for the female contingency of military veterans adversely affected
by the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA), the newly formed GI-JANES commits to represent all US veterans
and active duty military personnel.
A Soldier's Mind - Honoring Their Warriors
http://soldiersmind.com/2008/02/11/honoring-their-warriors/American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics -
the FAS Project on Government
Secrecy, Volume 2007, Issue No. 83, August 13, 2007
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdfBlinded Veterans Association <http://www.bva.org/form990.pdf>
Brain Injury Recovery Network 1-877-810-2100
C:\WINNT\Temporary Internet Files\OLK87\The Brain
Injury Recovery Network.htm
CDC Web-based Central Library (Medsearch) http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/veterans/default2l.htm to find information on Gulf War-related medical research
developed by or for government
Census Atlas, Chapter 12: Military Service http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/censusatlas/12_Military-Service.pdfDeployMed ResearchLink http://www.deploymentlink.osd.mil/deploymed/index.jsp which
has changed and takes you to http://www.deploymentlink.osd.mil/deploymed/index.jsp another Gulf War link
Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors SSA website
http://www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors/index.htmDoctor Jeanne Mager Stellman's Website http://www.stellman.com/jms/ (Agent Orange Studies)
Fallen Heroes Fund <http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/>
Federal Citizen Information Center: http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Vet Dogs Project http://www.guidedog.org/Vetdogs/AboutVetD/whatis.htm I would like a guide dog. <http://www.guidedog.org/Vetdogs/Program/appguide.htm>
I would like to receive Trekker GPS training.
http://www.guidedog.org/Vetdogs/Program/apptrek.htm Program Overview http://www.guidedog.org/Vetdogs/Program/apptrek.htm#Anchor-Program-44867Gulf War Vet Survey <http://www.gulfvetsurvey.com/>
information on DU and a number of surveys
Hatfield Group - Contaminant Monitoring/Agent Orange
http://www.hatfieldgroup.com/default.aspx?p=/services/contaminantagentorange Hatfield Group Agent Orange Investigations
http://www.hatfieldgroup.com/default.aspx?p=/services/contaminantagentorange/dandiHAZ-MAP: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents
http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/hazmap_generic?tbl=TblAgents&id=1235Hire a Hero: Employment opportunities for Vets http://hireahero.com/History of the Stars and Stripes:
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/misc/ourflag/titlepage.htmHonor the Names <http://www.honorthenames.com/>
serves as an interactive, citizen-driven virtual memorial that identifies and
our beloved veterans whose deaths have not been documented or reported
Indiana-Ohio Center for Traumatic Amputation Rehabilitation
Research site for
establishing database on Vietnam Veteran amputees http://www.vietnamwaramputee.orgMilitary Hospitals in Vietnam http://vietnamresearch.com/history/armyhosp.htmlNavy Master List of Unit Awards and Campaign Medals
SECNAVINST 1650.1G and OPNAV Notice 1650
of 18 Sep 2002
http://www.combatindex.com/mil_docs/pdf/opnav/1600/1650.pdfNAMI (NationalAlliance on Mental Illness) Veterans Resource Center
http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=Veterans_Resources http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Inform_Yourself/About_NAMI/About_NAMI.htmPA Dept for Veterans Affairs http://www.paveterans.state.pa.usPresidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) http://www.cem.va.gov online locator is at http://www1.va.gov/directory downloadable & printable request form http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA40-0247.pdfProject SHAD / Project 112 Info www.projectshad.comRadiated Veterans of America http://www.radvets.org/The Veterans' Voice http://www.theveteransvoice.com/TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVAL GUIDE - Online Book http://www.tbiguide.com/US Navy Ships' Rosters http://hullnumber.com/VETERANS' AID & ATTENDANCE SPECIAL PENSION, Introduction to http://www.veteranaid.org/ <http://www.veteranaid.org/forums.php>
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program http://www.vetsprobono.org/Veterans for America http://www.veteransforamerica.org/Veterans for America: American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide
http://www.veteransforamerica.org/survival-guideVeterans Journey Home - A Weekend Program for Combat Zone Veterans http://www.vetsjourneyhome.org/Veterans' Pension Program, ONLINE HELP http://www.VetAssist.org or info@VetAssist.org for help from a VSO http://www.nacvso.org/cvso.aspVHA Publications, Forms & Records Management <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/>
Wounded Warrior Project <http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/>
MILI(TARY.COM Veterans & Survicors
http://www.military.com/benefits/SBP Costs and Benefit
SBP Frequently Asked Questions
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, a Washington, D.C., consortium of 1,800 schools
to helping service members receive college degrees.
<http://www.soc.aascu.org/> Email: email@example.comSurviving Family Benefits
Survivor Benefit Plan
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation <http://www.military.com/benefits/survivor-benefits/dependency-and-indemnity-compensation>
Survivor Educational Assistance <http://www.military.com/benefits/survivor-benefits/tragedy-assistance-program-for-survivors>
Tragedy Assistance Program (TAPS)
Survivor Support Organizations
Understanding Veteran's Health Care
From: Waspscpo@aol.com [mailto:Waspscpo@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 9:15
Subject: Links from National Veterans
From National Veterans Services: (Should be current)
Board of Veterans' Appeals <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/>
CARES Commission <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/>
CARES Draft National Plan <http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105>
Center for Minority Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/>
Center for Women Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/>
Center for Veterans Enterprise <http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm>
Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans <http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html>
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc <http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html>
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm>
DD Form 214 Online http://www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs/index.htmlDepartment of Veterans Affairs Home Page <http://www.va.gov/>
Depleted Uranium (DU) Info http://www.midwestvet.org/Directory of Veterans Service Organizations <http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view> Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm>
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/>
Environmental Agents <http://www1.va.gov/environagents/>
Environmental Agents M10 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002>
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315>
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM
THE SERVICE OFFICERS CORNER <http://www.geocities.com/veteransadvocate>
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC>
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206>
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 <http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf>
Forms and Records Request <http://www.va.gov/vaforms/>
Geriatrics and Extended Care <http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/>
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG <http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm>
Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf>
Gulf War Subject Index <http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A>
Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Q&As <http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf>
Hepatitis C Support Project http://www.hcvadvocate.orgHomeless Veterans <http://www1.va.gov/homeless/>
Homes for Our Troops: provides homes for severely wounded service members. <http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/PageServer>
HSR&D Home <http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/>
Ionizing Radiation <http://www1.va.gov/irad/>
Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA <http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/>
M10 for spouses and children 1007 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007>
M10 Part III Change 1 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008>
M21-1 Table of Contents <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html>
Medical: Clinical Trials <http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/>
Mental Health Program Guidelines pub_ID=1094 <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094>
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers <http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/>
Military SPN Codes http://www.landscaper.net/discharg.htmMS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp>
My Health e Vet <http://www.myhealth.va.gov/>
NASDVA.COM ^ National Association of State Directors <http://www.nasdva.com/>
National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention <http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp>
National Institutes of Health: NLM (National Library of Medicine) <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/>
and NLM Locator Plus <http://locatorplus.gov/>
Northeast Center for Special Care (Traumatic Brain Injury Program <http://www.northeastcenter.com/>
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector <http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/>
Online VA Form 10-10EZ <https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/>
OPM Veterans Guide <http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp>
Persian Gulf Registry <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003>
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006>
Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999 <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc>
Annual Report To Congress, Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002 <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf>
Phase I PGR <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004>
Phase II PGR <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005>
Policy Manual Index <http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm>
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) <http://www1.va.gov/shad/>
Prosthetics Eligibility <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337>
Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page <http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/>
Public Health/SARS <http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/>
Publications & Manuals <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4>
Publications & Reports
Records Center and Vault Homepage <http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html>
Records Center and Vault Site Map <http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html>
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS <http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 <http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
Research and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm <http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm>
Social Security Administration Online http://www.ssa.gov Social Security Disability Information http:/fwww.ssa.gov/disability/
Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors
Title 38 Index
Parts 0-17 http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx> ? sid=5601440f9a028e2b353f1be27d4535d2&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx> ? sid=e7f228f056f66128a3cf40196efa0323&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl
3 ^ Adjudication
Subpart A ~Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/ <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/> t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr;sid=0a5cc4e74c654c10874b651cc99ff1b4;rgn=div5;view=text;node=38%3A22.214.171.124.4;idno=38;cc=ecfr
Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans' Relief
(also ß 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses
found here) <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=ecfr;cc=ecfr;sid=89bb312d6d613680e34d4df4625d7f3b;region=DIV1;q1=gulf%20war;rgn=div8;view=text;idno=38;node=38%3A1>
. 0.1.1] <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?type=simple;c=ecfr;cc=ecfr;sid=89bb312d6d613680e34d4df4625d7f3b;region=DIV1;q1=gulf%20war;rgn=div8;view=text;idno=38;node=38%3A1>
ß 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.
PART 4~SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES
Subpart A ~General Policy in Rating <http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b7e1c80768900fe79b3126a180a3da6&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52&idno=38> U.S. Court of Veterans Claims, Appeals for <http://www.vetapp.gov/>
VA Board of Veteran Appeals
http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/contactbva.htmVA Burials & Memorials Home page http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/index.asp Available Emblems of Belief for Placement on Government Headstones & Markers
http://www.cem.va.gov/cem/hm/hmemb.aspVA Environmental Agents Service (EAS) <http://www1.va.gov/EnvironAgents/>
VA Fact Sheet <http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html>
VA Education Benefits Inquiries / GI Bill Website
https://www.gibill2.va.gov/vba/vba.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_alp.phpVA Health Care Eligibility <http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp>
VA Inquiry & Routing Information System (IRIS) FAQs
>> Suicide Hotline FAQs
VA Suicide Hotline <http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/va_search.jsp?QT=Suicide+Hotline>
VA Veterans Legal and Benefits Information <http://valaw.org/>
VA Life Insurance Handbook ^ Chapter 3 <http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310>
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans <http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm>
VA MS Research <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp>
VA National Hepatitis C Program <http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/>
VA Office of Research and Development <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/>
VA Prosthetics &Clinical Logistics Ofc <http://www.prosthetics.va.gov/index.asp>
VA Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant Program <http://www.homeloans.va.gov/sah.htm>
for severely disabled vets
VA WMD EMSHG <http://www1.va.gov/emshg/>
VA WRIISC-DC <http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/>
VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address <http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm>
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service <http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm>
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page <http://www.vba.va.gov/>
VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/>
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page <http://www.publichealth.va.gov/>
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans' Health <http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp>
Vocational Rehabilitation <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/>
VONAPP online <http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp>
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html>
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey <http://www.wri.med.va.gov/>
Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site <http://www.gibill.va.gov/>
What VA Social Workers Do <http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3>
WRIISC Patient Eligibility <http://www.illegion.org/va1.html>
Board of Veterans Appeals ("BVA") http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/CARES Commission http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/CARES Draft National Plan http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htmCenter for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc <http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html>
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6/ch07.doc Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
Department of Veterans Affairs
Home Page http://www.va.gov/Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=viewDisability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htmDue Process http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc <http://www.warmsvba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.docDuty to Assist http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.docElectronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdfEnvironmental Agents http://www1.va.gov/environagents/Environmental Agents M10 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO
URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158 See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.docEVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOCFee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htmForms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/General Compensation Provisions http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.htmlGeriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htmGuide to Gulf War Veterans (tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdfGulf War Subject Index http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A <http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=AGulf War Veterans (tm) Illnesses Q&As http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdfHearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.docHomeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htmIonizing Radiation http://www1.vagov/irad/ <http://www1.va.gov/irad/Iraq War Veterans organizations http://www.iraqwarveterans.org/readjustment_deployment.htmIraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/M10 for spouses and children http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.htmlMental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130DOC <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOCMental Health Program Guidelines http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://wwwva.gov/ms/about.asp <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.aspMy Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/NASDVA.COM National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.aspNeurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc <http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.docOMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/Peacetime Disability Compensation
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.htmland, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.htmlPersian Gulf Registry http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003*This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of
March 7, 2005: http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232 * Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006 Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc<http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans%27_Illnesses_Appendices.do c>
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdfPhase I PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004Phase II PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htmPower of Attorney http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.docProject 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/Public Health/SARS http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/Publications Manuals "http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4"> <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4%3C/A>
Publications and Reports <http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4%3C/A> http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm>
Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.htmlRecords Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.htmlREQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS
http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xftResearch Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002
http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.docResearch Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdfResearch and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfmSurvivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html*Title 38*
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*Part 3 Adjudication* Subpart
A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=
*Pensions, Bonuses &
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DISABILITIES* Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=
* 4.16 Total
disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.* PART 4 SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart
A General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=
U.S Court of Appeals
for Veterans Claims http://www.vetapp.gov/Together we served Navy vet site
http://navy.togetherweserved.com/usn/servlet/tws.webapp.WebAppVA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdfVA Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html <http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfshtmlVA Health Care Eligibility http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.aspVA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.htmlVA Life Insurance Handbook Chapter 3
http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfmVA MS Research http://www.va.gov/ms/about.aspVA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/VA Office of Research and Development http://www1.va.gov/resdev/VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.aspVA WMD EMSHG http://www1.va.gov/emshg/VA WRIISC-DC http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htmVet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htmVeterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/Veterans Employment http://www.vetsuccess.gov/indexVeterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http://www.publichealth.va.gov/VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans (tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.aspVocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.docVONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.aspWARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html <http://www.warms.vba.vagov/bookc.html>
Wartime Disability Compensation
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/What VA Social Workers Do http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3WRIISC Patient Eligibility <http://www.illegionorg/va1.html>
Agent Orange Information
This website and locator list is intended to help those who are researching
Agent Orange and the problems it is causing to veterans and their family members due to the spraying during the Vietnam War
and other locations.
AGENT ORANGE Outside of Vietnam, Hawaii:
Social Security Disability Information http:/fwww.ssa.gov/disability/
Three things that will help a veteran with his claim, is to know the process, and how to find info about
your illness or injury.
The first reference below is a web site where you can see the C&P Exam the VA uses, and print
it out... can even show it to your private doctor. Of Course you can also search for info about your illness at www.google.com <http://www.google.com/>
2nd reference below is a web site you can search, review and print out various pages of regulations, etc
about the VA system & claims.
3rd reference is a web site where you can search Veteran Board of Appeals to see how the VA has handled
your illness or injury, and what they were looking for, and what paragraphs in VA regs apply
These 57 Disability Examination Worksheets are in use both by the doctors of VHA (Veterans Health Administration)
who do the disability examinations and by the rating specialists, hearing officers, and Decision Review Officers of VBA (Veterans
who do the disability evaluations.
38 Code of Federal Regulations - REGS
3. an on-line search of BVA's decisions, enter the word or group of words you are looking
for in the
block below. From the resulting list, you can connect directly to individual decision texts or you can return to this page
to conduct additional searches.
Decisions are current through August 31, 2007.
BOOKS / STUDIES on Agent Orange
ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry). 1998. Toxicological
profile for chlorinated
dibenzo-p-dioxins (Update). US Department of Health and
Human Services, Public Health Service. Atlanta, Georgia. 678 p.
ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry). 1997. Interim Policy
Guideline: Dioxin and
Dioxin-like compounds in soil. US Department of Health and
Human Services, Public Health Service. Atlanta, Georgia.
Dioxins and Health. Arnold Schecter (ed.). New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1994.
Dioxin and its Analogues, Joint Report No. 4. Academie Des Sciences - CADAS.
Paris: Technique & Documentation
- Lavoisier, 1995. ISBN: 2-7430-0020-1.
Harvest of Death. J.B. Neilands, G.H. Orians, E.W. Pfeiffer, A. Vennema, and
A.H. Westing. New York,
NY: The Free Press, 1972. Library of Congress Number:
Herbicidal Warfare: The RANCH HAND Project in Vietnam. Paul F. Cecil. New York,
NY: Praeger Publishers,
1986. ISBN: 0-275-92007-0.
My Father, My Son. E. Zumwalt Jr., E. Zumwalt III, and J. Pekkanen. New York,
NY: Macmillan Publishing
Co., 1986. ISBN: 0-02-633630-8.
The Wages of War: When American Soldiers Came Home - From Valley Forge to
Vietnam. R. Severo and L. Milford.
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Inc., 1989.
The Withering Rain. Thomas Whiteside. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.,
1971. Library of Congress
After Tet: The Bloodiest Year in Viet Nam. Ronald H. Spector. The Free Press,
New York. 1993. ISBN: 0-02-930380-X
In Retrospect - The Tragedy and Lessons of Viet Nam. Robert S. McNamara. Random
House, New York. 1995.
Veterans and Agent Orange. Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam
Veterans of Exposure to
Herbicides, Division of Health Promotion and Disease
Prevention, Institute of Medicine. Washington, D.C.: National Academy
1994. ISBN: 0-309-04887-7.
1996 Update: ISBN: 0-309-05487-7.
1998 Update: ISBN: 0-309-06326-4.
VIETNAM: A History. Stanley Karnow. New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1983. ISBN:
Hamburger Hill. Samuel Zaffiri. Presidio Press, Novato, Ca. 1988. New edition
printed 2000. ISBN: 0-89141-289-1.
Herbicides in War - The Long-term Ecological and Human Consequences. A.H.
Westing (ed.). Taylor and Francis,
Philadelphia. 1984. ISBN: 0-85066-265-6.
WHO/EURO. 1998a. WHO Revises the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) for dioxins. World
European Centre for Environment and Health; International
Programme on Chemical Safety. Organohalogen Compounds 38: 295-298.
WHO/EURO. 1998b. Assessment of the Health Risk of Dioxins: Re-evaluation of the
Tolerable Daily Intake
(TDI). World Health Organization, European Centre for
Environment and Health; International Programme on Chemical Safety.
Consultation, May 25-29, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO/EURO. 1991. Consultation on Tolerable Daily Intake from Food of PCDDs and
PCDFs, Bilthoven, Netherlands,
4-7 December 1990. Region Office for Europe
Summary Report. EUR/ICP/PCS 030(S)0369n. World Health Organization Regional
for Europe, Copenhagen.
WHO/EURO. 1989. Levels of PCBs, PCDDS and PCDFs in Breast Milk: Results of
quality control studies and analytical field
studies (Yrjanhaiki, EJ, ed).
Environmental Health Series Report #34.
Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
WHO/EURO. 1988. PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs
in Breast Milk:
Assessment of health risks (Grandjean, P et al., eds.).
Environmental Health Series Report #29. Copenhagen:
Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.
Australian Vietnam Veterans Study
This 1997 study of 50,000 Australian Viet Nam veterans entitled "Mortality of
Vietnam Veterans: The Veteran
Cohort Study" found that the death rate among
veterans between 1980 and 1994 was some seven percent higher than for the
male population. In addition, the study found that the death rate from
cancer was about 20 percent above average, and that
veterans may face an
increased risk of death by suicide. The Australian government received this
since it has been documented that those individuals who
were in Viet Nam had successfully passed rigid medical examinations
"healthy"; those with congenital medical issues were rejected as conscripts.
The report is available from:
Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs
PO Box 21