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VE-HEROeS: Studying the Health of Vietnam Veterans

Agent Orange Newsletter: Information for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families.
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VA is inviting approximately 54,000 Americans to join the Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study (VE-HEROeS), a national study on the health and well-being of Vietnam Veterans, Blue Water Navy Veterans, and Veterans who served elsewhere during the Vietnam Era (1961–1975). Researchers will compare the health of these Veterans to similarly aged Americans without military experience.

Those participating in the VE-HEROeS study will be asked to fill out a questionnaire focusing on a broad range of topics, including their general health, memory, health care use, military service, and the health of their children.

Researchers have scientifically selected a random sample of individuals for participation in the study, and are not able to accept volunteers. If you receive an invitation, please participate! You will be making a difference in the long term health and care for you and all Veterans.

To read more about the study, please visit

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