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U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships in Vietnam

Servicemen in a boat on an inland waterway of Vietnam

VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based on military records.

This evolving list helps Veterans who served aboard ships, including "Blue Water Veterans," find out if they may qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure.

Veterans must meet VA's criteria for service in Vietnam, which includes aboard boats on the inland waterways or brief visits ashore, to be presumed to have been exposed to herbicides.

Veterans who qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure are not required to show they were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides when seeking VA compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure.

Need help determining qualifying service?

VA will help determine qualifying service in Vietnam after you file a claim for compensation benefits. To contact VA:

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Agent Orange and Ships
800-749-8387 (Press 3)

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800-829-4833