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Post-9/11 Vet Newsletter - Fall 2014

Post-9/11 Vet. Information for Veterans who served in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn
 

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Burn Pit Registry Launches
At military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan, trash and human waste were often burned in open air pits known as "burn pits." Some Veterans have health problems they believe to be linked to exposure to burn pit smoke and other airborne hazards such as sand and dust storms, oil well fires, and air pollution...

Feeling Overwhelmed and Don't Know Where to Turn? The Veterans Crisis Line Can Help
Whether Veterans recently returned home or completed their service years ago, their experiences remain a part of their lives and can have unexpected impacts. Close friends and family who know a Veteran best may be the first to recognize emotional distress...

VA Health Care: An Excellent Option
The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law or Obamacare, was created to expand access to coverage, control health care costs, and improve health care quality. While March 31, 2014, was the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, eligible Veterans can enroll in VA health care at any time...

Respiratory Diseases: Deployed Veterans vs. Non-Deployed Veterans
A 2009 - 2011 population-based health survey of 60,000 Veterans asked about the history of doctor-diagnosed respiratory disease. Analyses included smoking history, deployment status, and year of diagnosis. If you have health concerns, contact your health care provider...

 

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