Publications & Reports on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses
VA has developed newsletters, brochures, and other materials for Veterans, the public, and health care providers about the health effects of Gulf War service and VA services for Gulf War Veterans.
Newsletters — Gulf War Review
The Gulf War Review provides information especially for Veterans who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and their families.
Brochure and Fact Sheet
Environmental Exposures Programs & Services brochure (447 KB, PDF)
Overview of programs and services available for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during their military service, including Agent Orange, Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pits, Depleted Uranium, Gulf War, Ionizing Radiation, and Toxic Embedded Fragments.
Airborne Hazards & Open Burn Pit Registry Fact Sheet (600 KB, PDF)
Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers who deployed to Southwest Asia after August 2, 1990, or to Afghanistan or Djibouti after September 11, 2001
Use these posters to help inform Veterans about VA benefits and services. Posters are not copyrighted and may be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper using a standard office printer.
Gulf War – Aircraft
Gulf War – Missile
Gulf War – Soldier
Gulf War 20th Anniversary Poster
8.5" x 11" - Gulf War 20th Anniversary (796 KB, PDF)
11" x 17" - Gulf War 20th Anniversary (915 KB, PDF)
Guides for Clinicians
These guides help health care providers care for Veterans with exposure concerns, malaria, and mild traumatic brain injury.
- Environmental Exposure Pocket Card (630 KB, PDF)
- Clinician's Guide to Airborne Hazards (550 KB, PDF)
- Malaria: Pocket Guide for Clinicians (430 KB, PDF)
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Concussion: Pocket Guide for Clinicians (425 KB, PDF)
Clinical Education Guide — Veterans Health Initiative
The Veterans Health Initiative on Caring for Gulf War I Veterans is a study guide that provides clinicians an overview of the Gulf War, VA and Department of Defense health programs, plus common symptoms and diagnoses of these Veterans.
VA issues reports on Gulf War Veterans’ use of VA benefits and research on health effects. Also, VA contracts with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to produce reports reviewing the research on health effects of Gulf War service.
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