FACES OF AGENT ORANGE TOWN HALL MEETING SCHEDULE
Saturday, December 7, 2013
A recently declassified Department of Defense report contains evidence that there was a significant use of herbicides on the fenced-in perimeters of military bases in Thailand to remove foliage that provided cover for enemy forces.
This new information means that Vietnam-era veterans whose service involved duty on or near the perimeters of military bases in Thailand anytime between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, may have been exposed to herbicides and may qualify for VA benefits.
Veterans and areas include:
• U.S. Air Force veterans who served on Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) bases at U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, and Don Muang, near the air base perimeter between aforementioned dates
• U.S. Army veterans who provided perimeter security on RTAF bases in Thailand between aforementioned dates
• U.S. Army veterans who were stationed on some small Army installations in Thailand anytime between aforementioned dates. However, the Army veteran must have been a member of a military police unit or was assigned an MP occupational specialty whose duty placed him or her at or near the base perimeter.
Continue Learning: http://www.communitynewspapergroup.com/oelwein_daily_register/news/article_ded2f824-5c3b-11e3-a79e-0019bb2963f4.html
Friday, December 6, 2013
"Both of our Presidents agreed that extensive co-operation in addressing war legacy issues has allowed us to develop a relationship that looks to the future. Today, we come together again to advance this forward-looking relationship and work toward our shared goal of overcoming the legacy of Agent Orange," he said.
Continue Learning: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/society/90794/us-pays-for-cleanup-of-dioxin-tainted-soil.html
Safeguarding Your VIC
Veterans are warned to keep their VIC safe and secure. Some bar code readers, including those available as applications on cell phones, can scan the bar code on the front of the card, and reveal the Veteran’s social security number. This could make the Veteran subject to identity theft if the card is lost or stolen.
Continue Learning: https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/access/veteran_identification_card.asp