For VA benefit purposes, Gulf War service is active military duty in any of the following areas in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations at any time during the first Gulf War starting August 2, 1990 through the Iraq War. This includes Veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2010) and Operation New Dawn (2010-2011).
VA offers eligible Veterans a free Gulf War Registry health exam to find possible long-term health problems related to Gulf War service.
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Last updated January 2, 2014