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Open letter to the troops: Take the damn vaccine, please
Diseases are evil.
Trump weighs executive order for ill veterans who served at toxic ‘black goo’ base
The order would help those vets by adding Uzbekistan to the VA’s registry of locations with known burn pit exposure.
Lawmakers are investigating the cancer diagnoses of veterans of toxic Uzbekistan base
A House committee is investigating cancer diagnoses in more than 400 veterans who served in Uzbekistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
How Jon Stewart is leading the fight for veterans suffering from burn pit exposure
“Really, ‘thank you’ means getting off your ass and getting involved and helping them. We’re better than this.”
New legislation would expand VA healthcare for service members exposed to burn pits, toxic substances
On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs unanimously passed legislation to reform how the Department of Veterans Affairs provides care to service members who face toxic exposure.
How the VA is failing to track veterans burn pit claims
Just 10,588 burn-pit claims have been filed since Sept. 11, 2001, Veterans Affairs said in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from a veterans advocacy group
Jon Stewart joins fight to help veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits
''After all that you've given, the last thing you should be doing is fighting the very country that you gave so much to. It makes no sense.'
More veterans are getting cancer, and some suspect it’s due to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan
The rate of treatments for urinary cancers — which include bladder, kidney and ureter cancers — increased 61 percent from fiscal year 2000 to fiscal year 2018.
Supreme Court Rejects US Service Members’ Appeal Over Burn Pits Illnesses
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by U.S. troops sickened by smoke from open-air pits used to burn waste in Iraq and Afghanistan to revive a lawsuit against defense contractors KBR Inc and Halliburton
Petraeus To Congress: It’s Time To Get Serious About Burn Pits
Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus urged Congress in an interview with Fox News on Monday to make good on its...
Veterans Deserve Answers On Their Exposure To Burn Pits
It was known as “Operation Ranch Hand” while the Vietnam War simmered, then boiled. From the skies and the roadways,...
Burn Pits Saddled Him With 2 Double-Lung Transplants. Now He Wants To Ensure No One Suffers How He Has
Editor’s Note: This article by Richard Sisk originally appeared onMilitary.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran...
Here’s What You Need To Know About A New Ruling Linking Burn Pits And Lung Disease
A recent court decision by an administrative law judge for the Department of Labor found burn-pit exposure was linked to...
Veterans Who Say Burn Pit Exposure Made Them Sick Wait For Judge’s Decision On Lawsuit
Hundreds of veterans and their families who have spent eight years in federal court trying to prove that burn pits...
‘There Was No Escaping It’: Iraq Vets Are Becoming Terminally Ill And Burn Pits May Be To Blame
The Iraq War killed former Minnesota Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Amie Muller. It just took a decade to do...
Mourners Say Goodbye To Veteran Who Sounded Alarm Over Burn Pits
National Guard veteran Amie Muller believed deployments to Iraq caused the cancer that killed her. She worked and lived next...
DoD Isn’t Doing Enough To Understand Burn Pit Exposure Effects, Report Says
The Pentagon needs to study the long-term health effects of exposure to the chemicals inhaled from burn pits at its...
When It Comes to Burn Pits, Veterans Might Be On Their Own
By now you’ve probably heard of former Marine and Army Sergeant Joseph Hickman’s new incendiary book, “The Burn Pits: The...