Were you deployed to the Persian Gulf region in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm (1990–1991)?
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I served with the Marine Corps in the 5th Battalion 10th Regiment as a fire direction controlman during the Gulf. We were engaged at al-Khafji, a tank battle in the middle of nowhere, and we helped take the airport. I do not have GWI but have recently signed up to participate as a healthy vet in a controlled study of GWI. Since moving to the Boston area 7 years ago, I also got involved with HomeBase. Once, they treated only Iraq/Afghan Vets but now they offer their serives to all veterans regardless of discharge status. Let's face it, some people get kicked out of the Corps or the other branches because the shit we went through was more than we were able to process. My own history of trauma actually led me in a career path that includes a Masters in Family Therapy and a Master of Divinity. I also currently serve as a call firefighter in my town and as the Chaplain for my department and the Police. I have done a good bit of trauma work with vets and first responders. Today, I mostly teach - at church and at a local college in the counseling department. I am available to anyone locally who wants to connect. You can find me on the web at my church rcckingston.org My schedule is flexible and I'm a pretty good listener if you need to bend an ear.
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Environmental exposure assessments and medical evaluations for veterans who have chronic medically unexplained symptoms that may be related to deployment. The WRIISC has helped 100s of Gulf War veterans get diagnoses and potential treatments.
Easterseals Massachusetts provides essential programs and services to children and adults with disabilities throughout the state. Their mission is to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.
Statewide Advocacy for Veterans' Empowerment (SAVE) acts as a liaison between veterans and their families and the various agencies within the federal and state governments. The fundamental principle of the SAVE program is to advocate for veterans...
Veteran's Employment Representatives develop job and training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Home Base conducts intensive therapeutic workshops for former service members and their families, free of charge. They have world class physicians, therapists, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists to help veterans heal from the invisible wounds of war.
Unique to Massachusetts, this veterans service provides agents from each town to assist with individual claims for disability with the VA and accessing resources available to veterans in need. Check your town's webpage to contact your local agent.
It’s crucial to have a specially trained veterans service officer (VSO) from the organization of your choice to help you win your service-connected disability claim with the VA. The DAV provides info and assistance to veterans to pursue a Gulf War-related claim.
All veterans of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be eligible to receive a one-time financial bonus up to $500 for their service in the Persian Gulf War.
For clinical providers caring for Gulf War Veteran patients.
Information on exposures by health concern, war/operation, and category.
Guide for Veterans to help with disability compensation benefits,
Published by a Gulf War veteran with GWI, the aim of 91outcomes.com is to provide fellow veterans, caregivers, advocates, and loved ones with a credible source of health information on GWI, all in one place, some of which isn't available anywhere else.
Accredited American Legion service officers are specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families.
Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The Benefit is designed to provide financial aid to help offset the cost of long-term care for those who need assistance with the daily activities of living such as bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and transferring. American Veterans Aid, a private company, is dedicated to helping war era veterans and their surviving spouses receive this Benefit which they so deserve.
If you are a Gulf War veteran and later experienced any of the symptoms of GWI, you may be eligible to receive veterans (VA) disability compensation for a medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illness (MUCMI) or an undiagnosed illness, both of which are included under the umbrella term “Gulf War Syndrome.
Dr. Nancy Klimas explains what veterans with Gulf War Illness should be aware of as we fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Facebook group for people affected by Illnesses related to the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Our goal is to help and support each other and to help new members seeking assistance or information regarding Gulf War Illnesses.
This is YOUR page!!! It is a closed group, meaning only members can see posts. You are likely here because you have been affected by Gulf War Illness or know someone who has been. We only ask that you be respectful in your posting and conversations.
This is the Facebook page for the Gulf War Illness Research Consortium centered in Boston, MA and led by Dr. Kimberly Sullivan of Boston University.
The Gulf War Illness Research Program funds state-of-the-art research into treatments for GWI. The research landscape provides a perspective on the current state of our fight against GWI.
We are among the most successful Veterans' Organizations in the United States advocating for veterans affected by Gulf War Illness (GWI). Our work has been critical in establishing the rights, treatments, and benefits which these veterans have access to now.
Our Military Family Assistance Program was developed with the main purpose of alleviating the financial difficulties facing a wounded Hero’s family. We serve all branches of the military and all conflicts. We provide personal and financial services from the onset of the injury or illness, throughout the recovery period, and along the journey from military life to the civilian community.
How do you know if you or a loved one suffer from PTSD or complex PTSD? Resources are available for veterans struggling with PTSD.
Additional Health-Related Resources for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families.
USA Cares’ mission is to provide post-9/11 military veterans, service members, and their families with financial assistance and post service skills training to create a foundation for long-term stability. Our services improve the quality of life for veterans and their families and reduce potential factors that can contribute to veteran suicide.
Certain illnesses and diseases are "presumed" by VA to be related to your military service in designated areas of Southwest Asia and may entitle you to VA disability compensation benefits. For Gulf War Veterans, these presumptive diseases include: -Medically unexplained illnesses (popularly called "Gulf War Syndrome"). -Certain infectious diseases. -Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosed in all Veterans who had 90 days or more continuous active military service. Gulf War Veterans may still seek to establish service connection individually for other, "non-presumptive" diseases and illnesses related to service in the Gulf War.
VA disability compensation (pay) offers a monthly tax-free payment to Veterans who got sick or injured while serving in the military and to Veterans whose service made an existing condition worse. You may qualify for VA disability benefits for physical conditions (like a chronic illness or injury) and mental health conditions (like PTSD) that developed before, during, or after service. Find out how to apply for and manage the Veterans disability benefits you've earned.
VA has implemented an aggressive public health response to protect and care for Veterans, their families, health care providers, and staff in the face of this emerging health risk. Get latest updates, data, and procedure for clinical evaluation.
To honor and serve America’s Veterans and Active-Duty Claimants by providing quality and timely reports through fair and objective evaluations performed by trained professionals in a respectful and hospitable environment. Key members of our team across the nation are Veterans who proudly served our...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization composed of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. Use this tool to find a post local to where you live.