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Publications on OEF/OIF/OND Exposures

VA developed the following materials for Veterans, the public and health care providers about possible long-term health problems related to service during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND).

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The newsletters provide information for OEF/OIF/OND Veterans about VA programs to respond to health concerns.

Cover of Post-9/11 Vet newsletter, 2018

Post-9/11 Vet - Fall 2017 (1.3 MB, PDF)
Burn Pit Registry; Exposure to Chemical Warfare Agents; Study on the Health of OEF/OIF Veterans...

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Brochure and Fact Sheet

Environmental Health Registry Programs for Veterans

Environmental Health Registry Programs Brochure (226 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 (403 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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OEF/OIF – Soldiers
(1.9 MB, PDF)

OEF/OIF – Crew
(2.1 MB, PDF)

OEF/OIF – Desert
(1.7 MB, PDF)

Guides for Clinicians

These guides help health care providers care for Veterans with exposure concerns, malaria, and mild traumatic brain injury.

Clinical Education Guides – Veterans Health Initiative

These independent study guides offer a background for VA health care providers on the unique health issues and concerns of Veterans of the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom:

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Environmental health coordinators directory.
Four ways to find military exposures


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