By Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban | Published September 30, 2019 | | |
Many military families have suspected for years that individuals who served in the Middle East suffered illnesses linked to burn pit exposure. Unfortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs still has not accepted that a connection exists, so veterans stricken with lung illnesses and other problems potentially associated with incinerated garbage don’t automatically receive compensation to Read MoreRead More
Combat earplugs are supposed to minimize the effects of dangerously loud conditions while allowing military personnel to communicate effectively. To perform this function in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Logistics Agency purchased Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 from 3M. However, many service members who used these earplugs did experience hearing problems during and after battle. Read MoreRead More
During the American military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, pits of burning trash have been common sights near bases and other installations. With little ability to cart garbage away, everyday refuse and large items, such as vehicles, wound up in these “burn pits.” Now, veterans of these conflicts are suffering from aggressive cancers and other Read MoreRead More
In the midst of the controversy surrounding recent revelations regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ long wait times for medical care, another problem has surfaced: The organization is falling short of its commitment to provide adequate medical care for its female veterans. While most female veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are of childbearing Read MoreRead More
You’d think the battle would end when veterans returned home, but thousands of veterans are involved in a different kind of fight. They have to fight for benefits. Not all of their stories win media attention, but here’s one veteran’s that did. CNN talks about an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran named Mike Grabski. He Read MoreRead More
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