VA publishes the following reports on Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans four times a year. We released the latest reports in January 2015.
Gulf War and OEF/OIF/OND Veterans are seen at VA for a variety of reasons, but the top diagnoses are diseases of the musculoskeletal and connective system, such as disorders of the back, joints, or soft tissues. View a comparison of VA health care use by Gulf War and OEF/OIF/OND Veterans Oct. 1, 2001 – Sept. 30, 2013.
VA health care use by women Veterans of OEF/OIF/OND is rising. In 2012, 7.5 times as many OEF/OIF/OND women Veterans used VA health care than in 2002.
These reports describe only Veterans who have used VA health care. The Office of Public Health also conducts studies on health issues affecting Veterans to better serve their needs.