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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.

Subscribe to email updates and notices of published newsletters.

Cover of Gulf War Newsletter March 2014

Latest Issue (March 2014) | PDF (233 KB, PDF)

View newsletters archive.

Brochure and Fact Sheet

Environmental Health Registry Programs for Veterans

Environmental Health Registry Programs Brochure (495 KB, PDF)
Overview of five VA registries that track the health of Veterans exposed to environmental hazards during service: Ionizing Radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War, Depleted Uranium, and Toxic Embedded Fragments

Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Fact Sheet cover

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.

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Gulf War – Aircraft
(2.3 MB, PDF)

Gulf War – Missile
(2.9 MB, PDF)

Gulf War – Soldier
(2.4 MB, PDF)

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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.

Clinical Education Guide — Veterans Health Initiative

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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.

Reports on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

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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.

View reports.

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