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Veterans Benefits/Agent Orange:



VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
VAntage Point


Exhibit unveiled to honor Vietnam Veterans
11/14/2015 03:19 PM EST

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a new exhibit, “Vietnam Veterans Reflections” was unveiled at the VA Central Office in advance of Veterans Day 2015.

The post Exhibit unveiled to honor Vietnam Veterans appeared first on VAntage Point.

 


 

VECI Report: (Sept. 2015)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the expansion of a program aimed at increasing education and employment opportunities to America’s Veterans to an additional to 25 new communities. The Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI) brings together local and national partners to coordinate services for Veterans, service members and military families.

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

 


 

Has someone you love been diagnosed?

Get details from their website

 


 

Support the Senate and House Bills Military Toxic Research and Exposure Act 2015.

Please go to our Government Affairs page and read the latest information on this bill. It is very important!

 

 


MAY 13, 2015:

As a result of the IOM testimony AVVA delivered in Jan. 2013, AVVA is referenced in the recent U.S. Government report: Congressional Research Service November 2014: Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Read the Document here

 


 

2015 TOXIC EXPOSURE AWARENESS POSTER

 

This poster can be saved to your computer, for printing, by 'right clicking' the image, and selecting 'save image as' from the window that opens. You can also obtain a copy for print of an 8.5x11 size, or a copy for print of an 11x17 inch size.


 

WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD'S HEALTH HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY YOUR EXPOSURE TO TOXINS DURING YOUR MILITARY SERVICE?

Read the checklist here

 


 

SURVIVOR BENEFITS

AVVA has developed a Survivor Benefits Brochure in order to help inform our members of various basic facts that they may need to know, should the time come. If you would like to order these brochures for your Chapter or State, please contact the Benefits Committee Chair, Nancy Switzer to have them shipped to you. Check out the brochure here: DIC Brochure.


 

GENERAL BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Military Active and Retired Handbooks

Information for Widows, Widowers and Vets

 

 


 


U.S. SHIPS EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE:

(posted January 2014)

If you served aboard a ship during the Vietnam War, please go to the link below and see if your ship is approved by the VA to have been directly affected by Agent Orange. If you find your ship, contact a local accredited Service Officer to find out about the claims process

List of Ships by Name. (List and exposure information updated Fall of 2015 by VA).

 


 

(posted 1/27/14)

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen,

The article pertaining to the new Interactive Online Survivor Benefits
Report (IOSBR) is now published and may be accessed at:
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/casualty . Request your assistance in
getting the word out to our survivors about this new tool as appropriate.

Thank you.

Very Respectfully,
Lisa

Lisiane M.Y. Valentine
Program Manager
Casualty, Mortuary, Military
Funeral Honors
ODASD MC&FP


 

AGENT ORANGE RELATED

 

Exposure to Agent Orange by Location

Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam
Exposure on land in Vietnam or on a ship operating on the inland waterways of Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975.


Blue Water Veterans


Possible exposure on open sea ships off the shore of Vietnam during the Vietnam War U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships in Vietnam List of ships and boats with operations in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 Korean Demilitarized Zone. Exposure along the demilitarized zone in Korea between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971.


Thailand Military Bases

Possible exposure on or near the perimeters of military bases between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.


Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside Vietnam

Possible exposure due to herbicide tests and storage at military bases in the United States and locations in other countries. Agent Orange Residue on Airplanes Used in the Vietnam War. Possible exposure of crew members to herbicide residue in C-123 planes flown after the Vietnam War.

READ MORE ON SPECIFIC EXPOSURES AND BURNS:

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/


 

OTHER AGENT ORANGE RELATED INFORMATION

VVA Agent Orange Committee Page

Faces of Agent Orange Facebook Page

Agent Orange Zone

Agent Orange and Birth Defects

AO Birth Defects Registry

Compensation Information