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Welcome to the Desert-Storm.com Community Forums!

Post by troutster » Sun Mar 30, 2003 2:11 am

Hello!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Desert-Storm.com Community Forums.

The Forums have been down for quite some time, but are now back. Please enjoy them and lets start discussing! I assume it will be a slow start back, but I'm sure things will get humming again. The old posts are gone :( , but I have no doubt we will have a whole slew of new messages soon!

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Thanks, and if everyone sticks to these rules, and plays nice, the forums will again be a great resource!

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Losing Oversite and funding for GW illness-injury

Post by dcmedic » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:41 pm

Dear gulf war era veterans/supports

What is it that we want from DoD and VA?
Most of all to have our issues addressed!
The goal was to explain serious medical conditions affecting thousands
of GW vets whose sympthoms have been dismissed and ridiculed for
lack of understanding them.

One group which has pointed out where and how the exams and
program failures ocurred is "Desert Storm Battle Registry"
http://www.gulflink.org
who has done investigative reporting on deployment exposures
and health/compensation delay, denials, and mis directions.

If it is health care or compensation issues,
we need the DAV, Am Vets, American Legion
or National Gulf War Recource Center to include
our remarks into the Committee meetings of
DHSD, Environmental Agents, IOM on Gulf War Health.

The information on these meetings are being hidden,
but these organization not posting notices/minutes to
their websites in a timely manner. Six months after the
fact, make particapation impossible.

The VA-Rac has delayed creatation of Gulf War Illness
Study Center for 2 years. The NSO represenatives who
sit on these Committees have been silent. Many veterans
don't know of the opportunites that the have lost.
"See GAO-05-903T Defense Health Care: Occupational and
Environmental Health Surveillance Needs Improvement."


Do you want the DOD (Ft Detreick) to control all deployment
health studies and protocals of care? Or would you like HHS
and Presidental Commissions to keep oversite powers to
Persian Gulf Registry, WRIISC, Veterans Disability Benefits Commission,
or Environmental Agents Registry (for OIF/OEF) ?

I demand sunshine and open dialoge on the care and compensation
for all veterans services. Close door committee meetings, with
NSO groups who do not post what is going on - is not what
veterans who have developed Leshmansis, DU exposure, MCS
Anthrax reaction illnesses; Early on set MS or ALS, Mild Brain Injuries
- who are currently fighting for service connection wanted.

If we dont want lose the progress that has been made and wish to
change policies for the better (PL 105-386 - title 38 ss 1117/1118 AUG 05)
Ref: 38 CFR 3.309 it is time to write your Congressman again and
tell them that PL 102-585 was created to monitored Gulf war Veterans
Health by agencies other that VA or DoD - like HHS. [2] We should not
lose $245 million of PL 105-368 for INDEPENDENT treatment center
due to inaction by
Military Health Veterans Coordination Board;
VA-Rearch Advisory Committee; DHSD
Deployment Health Support Directorate;
National Veterans Service Organizations;
National Gulf War Resource Center.

Your response is requested. Many of our programs is due to end in 2006!
Venus Hammack (ED) Desert Storm Justice Foundation
jagmedic@pgev.org
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Re: Welcome to the Desert-Storm.com Community Forums!

Post by ltbreadmaker » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:36 am

Hello! like to all my fellow GW vets and a salute to all those still on active duty! Retired Sailor here, and gulf war vet, served on board USS Fife during Desert Storm. Now 20yrs later after trying to run an hiding from the events,I am trying to come to terms with it all! Recently submitted claims for gulf war illness and ptsd. I look forward to hearing from other GW vets and current active members about their own trials an testimonies since being involved in Desert Storm
Thank you for letting me join and sharing
Lawrence Tracy
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Re: Welcome to the Desert-Storm.com Community Forums!

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:30 am

Welcome to the forums, we've been waiting for you too. Glad you made it hear. Please browse the forum and read up on some of the other vets claim process and the recent claims other some others. I have yet to file but need to.
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Re: Welcome to the Desert-Storm.com Community Forums!

Post by ltbreadmaker » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:38 am

Thanks Dagger X-ray! I do look forward to meeting more members and reading their testimonies!
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Post by Animal » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:50 pm

Welcome to the forum
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Post by Animal » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:54 pm

you know you lost it a long time ago when you welcome someone 3 years later. lol
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Post by Redmaxx » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:46 am

LOL
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Post by Dispacther » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:33 pm

Better late than never .
Ft McClealan AL 09/83-11/83,
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Ft Stewart GA 02/84-06/86
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Post by Sgt/Viers » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:15 pm

Just wanted to say hello. I am Sgt. Viers, I served in 3rd Bn. 9th Marines WPNS Company Heavy Guns Platoon Task Force Papa Bear. My platoon along with Tow Gunners and STA Platoon were the Reconnaissance Element for Task Force Papa Bear. Task Force Papa Bear consisted of 3rd Bn. 9th Marines and Reserve Battalion 1st Bn. 1st Marines. Our main objective was to breach the Iraqi Defensive Positions and to take control of Kuwait International Airport. And we did. My Platoon Commander was 1st/Lt. F. Donovan, who is now Col. F. Donovan last time I checked. Sgt. Tanner was my Platoon Sergeant. I was the Vehicle commander of Whiskey-5 our call sign was Wolf Pack. S/Sgt. Barrett was the Platoon Leader of STA he is now… "SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS." My Driver was Cpl Kammers and my Gunner was L/Cpl Fowler. I served with some of the best Marines in combat that any NCO or Leader could ask for. I hope they are all doing well. It's been a lot of years and our lives have taken us to different places in life I am sure. Hopefully with a little luck I'll be able to re-connect with all or some of them. Semper Fi! U.S.M.C. Camp Living Room Commanding! LOL!
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Post by Dispacther » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:24 am

Welcome Sgt. always great to hear from a brother/sister .
Ft McClealan AL 09/83-11/83,
Ft Gordon GA 11/83-02/84
Ft Stewart GA 02/84-06/86
Binge drinking college student 06/86-10/88
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:06 pm

Welcome to the forums Sgt. Viers. Always glad to hear from another one of our brother &/or sister verterans; nice to see more of us still alive and kicking. Please feel free to post your pics and share your memories as well as anything current you'd like. The forums are somewhat slow since the explosion of Facebook but there are still a few of us that lurk and check in here.
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(9/90 - 12/91) 2nd Bde 1st Infantry Division - Desert Shield / Desert Storm Combat VET
(9/88 - 9/90) C-17th Signal Battalion of 22nd Signal Brigade - Sachsenhausen Bar Scene VET
(4/88 - 9/88) AIT Fort Gordon, Ga
(12/87 - 3/88) Basic Training Fort Jackson, SC
"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
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