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THE NEWS PAGE


Visit Our PUBLIC SUPPORT PAGE
To Directly Connect your Legislators

in support of HR-543

An FAQ Section is on that Page
to explain the Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Legislation
and to provide some Blue Water Navy Background

17 Feb 10


The VA May Pay for Non-VA-Hospital costs
in an EMERGENCY

Updated 6 OCT 2016




*   *   CURRENT EVENTS   *   *
*   *   AND NEWS OF THE DAY   *   *




Comments on our meeting
with VA Secretary Shulkin

May 10, 2017


Claims for Exposure
in Da Nang Harbor

UPDATED Apr 25, 2017


VA Subcommittee Hearing
on 7 veteran bills including
our HR-299 Blue Water Navy Bill

Apr 5, 2017


Blue Water Navy Meetings and Hearings
scheduled for April/May, 2017

Mar 28, 2017


CUSTOM EMBROIDERED
BLUE WATER NAVY
FLEECE JACKETS

now available in the Ship's Store!


Claims for Exposure
in Da Nang Harbor

Jan 22, 2017


Statement on the appointment of Dr. David Shulkin
as Secretary of the VA

Jan 11, 2017


BLUE WATER NAVY LEGISLATION
Introduced by Rep. Valadao as
HR-299

Jan 5, 2017


NEW Information from VA on
Medication Co-Pay Rules

Jan 3, 2017


News Channel 8, WFLA
An excellent, in-depth report
on veteran problems and the VA

Jan 1, 2017

Christmas Message and
End of Year Report, 2016

Dec 24, 2016


BWNVVA Membership Cards
are in the mail!


Senator Leahy (VT) SINKS Blue Water Navy!
We Almost Had It! for 2016!
Does this mean immigrant status trumps veteran status?

Dec 11, 2016


Latest News from
John Wells
In Washington

Nov 20, 2016


Appoint JOHN WELLS
as Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Information here
and here

Nov 17, 2016

Update information on "John Wells for Secretary of the VA"

24 Nov, 2016


PROPUBLICA takes on
ALVIN YOUNG
Eight Times Agent Orange’s Biggest Defender Has Been Wrong or Misleading
Dr. Orange: The Secret Nemesis of Sick Vets
Related Video with Wes Carter

Oct 26, 2016

UPDATE

The entire 19-article series of ProPublica's Expose
on Agent Orange

Nov 5, 2016


John Wells
Report From Capital Hill

Oct 2, 2016


Why a Concurrent Resolution?

Sept 30, 2016


Information on the latest
Vietnam Era Veteran Health Study

now underway by the VA Health Administration

Sept 15, 2016


Suggestions for Boots-On-Ground Claims
For Blue Water Navy Sailors

August 12, 2016


Federal District Court
Rules Against
Blue Water Navy

July 29, 2016


Update of Blue Water Navy Issues
For July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016


ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENARIO
You Did This Once; Now Do It Again!

June 20, 2016


Report On The Rally

May 25, 2016


In Case It Rains
At The Rally

May 14


NEW VA HEALTH STUDY
of Vietnam Veterans

NEEDS YOUR HELP!

May 10, 2016


News Release for the
May 18 "Rally In Suport"

of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.
We Need Your Help!

May 5, 2016


Looking for our Lost Members!
Please check the list of names for members who don't have
a working email address on file!
If it is you or someone you know,
Help us get updated!

May 5, 2016


Blue Water Navy Story
makes it to Florida TV

Apr 30, 2016


Veterans Court Rules VA Has Been
Short-changing Veterans
On Emergency Medical Expense Reimbursement

Apr 11, 2016


RALLY IN SUPPORT OF
THE BLUE WATER NAVY VETERANS
on May 18, 2016

Apr 6, 2016


Vietnam Veteran
Commorative Guitar

now available for orders

Mar 25, 2016


Blue Water Navy has collected Resolutions in Support
of our legislation from 14 States

plus other Gov't Entities

Mar 16, 2016


VA PROPOSES TO SOLVE
ITS OWN PROBLEMS

Feb 24, 2016


New Ships List
Direct from the
Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA)

Feb 19, 2016


The Executive Director's Personal
Response to the
New VA Rules of Blue Water Navy
Claims Adjudication

Feb 7, 2016


NEW VA REGULATIONS
For the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans !
M21-1 change entries here and here

Feb 7, 2016


Blue Water Navy Releases Statement
on the status of the current litigation
against the Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Jan 24


Camp Lejeune Update
Decemter, 2015

Jan 23


Senate Support Letter
sent to Sec. McDonald

Join in this letter campaign
with a personal note
to Secretary McDonald

See TV News Story on this issue

Jan 23


SHAD REPORT 2016
(Shipboard Hazard and Defense)
New Release

Jan 12


IMPORTANT!
CORRECTION to my Suggestions
for filing your claim

Jan 7


Status Update
For 2016

Jan 1


SUGGESTIONS FOR FILING
BLUE WATER NAVY EXPOSURE CLAIMS
Parts 1 and 2

Final Edition

Dec. 31


P A V E
Physician Advocates for Veterans

Please take a look at this!

Dec. 31


STATUS UPDATE FOR
Dec. 13, 2015

Dec. 13


VA Updates Inland Water Ship's List

Nov. 25


NOVEMBER STATUS UPDATE
FOR BLUE WATER NAVY EFFORTS

Nov. 16



WHAT SHOULD I DO RIGHT NOW
ABOUT MY BLUE WATER NAVY
AGENT ORANGE-BASED DISABILITY CLAIM?

Oct. 27


JOHN WELLS TEAMS UP WITH MATT HILL

To better serve U.S. veterans in need of assistance,
a top nationwide law firm has brought on board a lawyer
who was instrumental in changing Agent Orange Laws.

Oct. 20


TOXIC EXPOSURE ACT HEARING

News Release from Senator Gillibrand

Testimony of John Wells

Video of entire hearing

Sept. 29, 2015


Link to the audio Webinar on

The Current Status Of the Blue Water Navy Situation
with John Wells and Matt Hill

Sept. 14, 2015


How Do I find My Deck Logs?

What Should I Do About Blue Water Navy Disability Claims?

Sept. 14, 2015


Three Additional Ships
found on the Inland Water Service
Ship's List today

Sept 4, 2015


23 changes found on the Ship's List today

Sept 2, 2015


A Broader Interpretation of
Gray v. McDonald

August 30, 2015


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Recent BVA Hearings!

At least two Blue Water Navy veterans were denied claims in whole or in part due to reliance by the Board of Veterans Appeals on the draft M21-1 regulation, identified as a training aid, that was prematurely and improperly furnished to the BVA. This morning, an e-mail went out to all Veterans Law Judges telling them to not rely on that "training aid." The problem is that we do not know how many other veterans were improperly denied. We have asked the BVA to review their recent cases and vacate any decisions that improperly relied upon this training aid. They have not agreed to do so. It is important that if you are aware of any BWN veterans who have had their cases denied by the BVA within the last 45 days, based on this "training aid" to file a request for reconsideration or an appeal to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Any veteran or VSO that needs more information should contact Military-Veterans Advocacy at johnlawesq@msn.com

August 21, 2015


Retired Navy Commander John B. Wells
Attorney for BWNVVA and
Executive Director of Military-Veterans Advocacy, Inc.
Speaks Out about the Impact of Gray v. McDonald Ruling

August 12, 2015


How You Can Help Our Cause
During the August Congressional Recess

August 11, 2015


What should you do if you
want to immediately file a Blue Water Navy claim
for herbicide exposure?

July 23, 2015


Here is a great update article on Agent Orange benefits
by the ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot

Please fill out their Vietnam Veteran Questionnaire here or here
if you have not already done so!

July 20, 2015


New Legislative Push for
Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

Hr-969 and S-681

July 5, 2015


Map of Congressional support
for HR-969

as of July 3, 2015

July 4, 2015


Attorney John Wells appears on
NewsMax TV to discuss
the Blue Water Navy situation

June 25, 2015


The Blue Water Navy Analysis of the
The IOM Report on the C-123 Aircraft
that exposed Air Force Reservists to Dioxin
years after the Vietnam War

June 8, 2015


Link to the
Hill and Ponton Law Firm analysis
of the Gray v. McDonald Ruling

June 6, 2015


Written Testimony Submission
to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

for May 13, 2015 Hearing

June 4, 2015


CAVC Rules on Gray v. McDonald

Apr 24 2015

How does this affect Blue Water Navy Exposure Claims?
UPDATE May 16, 2015
ATTENTION CARRIER SAILORS

April 26 2015
May 16, 2015


New Blue Water Navy Brochure
available for download and dissemination.
Can be printed off for Ship Re-unions and other gatherings!

Apr 7 2015


S-681 Introduced in Senate
with bi-partisan sponsors

Mar 10 2015


ORAL ARGUMENTS audio-tape of the CAVC
Gray v. McDonald
Is Da Nang Harbor Inland Water?

heard on February 25, 2015

Feb 28 2015


Blue Water Navy Legislation
Introduced as HR-969

Feb 13 2015


A Report on
the Dec. 4th Hearing
In the Federal District Court

in Washington, DC.

Dec 20 2014


NOV 25 SHIP'S LIST UPDATE
Released by the VBA

25 November 2014

BREAKOUT - Changes to list only

27 Nov 2014


A Thanksgiving Letter From the Director!

25 November 2014


There is a lot going on right now. I wish I had more time to put stuff up here on this site!

I have put together this package to help people understand the situation the Blue Water Navy is in.
Use it if you think it might help someone understand.
All the Senators and Representatives ought to get several copies for their review.

Download it here.

19 November 2014


ATTENTION!!

On December 4, 2014, there will be a hearing on the Blue Water Navy vs. Dept. of Veterans Affairs lawsuit at 10:00AM.
This will be held in the Federal Court House Building at 333 Constitution Ave N.W., Court Room #2, in Washington, DC.

We would like to fill the courtroom with veterans wearing a shirt identifying them as a veteran. No hats allowed. We will have some extra T-shirts for those who don't have a veteran-related shirt to wear.
Any veteran who can arrange to be there will be greatly appreciated. All other interested parties welcomed.

4 Oct 2014


Map of House support for HR543 July 27, 2014

Updated Map showing House Support for HR-543
as of 27 July 2014.
Our incredible Support Team continues to gather supporters!
241 Co-Sponsors.

27 July 2014


BLUE WATER NAVY POSTER
shows potential Agent Orange exposure levels
of the veterans of the Vietnam War.

21 July 2014


Map of House support for HR-543 June 27, 2014

Updated Map showing House Support for HR-543
as of 27 June 2014.
224 Co-Sponsors.

27 June 2014


NEW SHIRTS
In the Ship's Store!

27 June 2014


John Rossie, Executive Director of
The Blue Water Navy Association

is interviesed on the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast

13 June 2014


More on Admiral Ed Straw (ret.) from USA TODAY

and a review of an earlier appearance by Adm. Ed Straw on Fox TV
with LCDR (ret) Montel Williams.

13 June 2014


Radio Interview of Bob Ford
regarding opinions on a new course
for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs

12 June 2014


Montel Williams and Adm. Ed Straw (USN, ret.)
bring Blue Water Navy news
into America's Living Rooms!

2 June 2014


Map of House support for HR-543 June 2, 2014

Updated Map showing House Support for HR-543
as of 2 June 2014.
206 Co-Sponsors.

2 June 2014


Map of Support for HR-543
Map showing House Support for HR-543
as of 10 April 2014.

10 Apr 2014


Our Legal Counsel John Wells
on Fox News, May 18, 2014

10 May 2014


CLICK HERE (long load time)
BLUE WATER NAVY ASSOC. TO SPONSOR
THIRD ANNUAL HUDSON VALLEY
STAND-DOWN

3 April 14


NEW ITEM IN THE SHIP'S STORE
Bumper Sticker #2
New Bumper Sticker for All Veterans
from All Conflicts!

3 April 14


MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION
and NEW MEMBERS

To All Members and Prospective Members
Periodically we ask our members to resubmit their contact information so we can be sure
to reach them with important information concerning news of interest to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association.
Would you please fill out this automated membership application before May 15 so we can keep your data current?
Please use the form HERE.

If you are just doing verification, you only need to fill in the “required” fields marked with *.
If you are a new member and would like to join, please complete the entire form.

4 Apr 14


Instructions and Documents
for getting a Resolution in Support
of HR-543 submitted and passed

18 Feb 14


NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SHIP'S LIST
for Blue Water Navy Exposure
Spreadsheet of new additions ONLY
Here is the VA's Website for The Entire Ship List .

29 Jan 14


AVAILABLE DECK LOGS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES
The National Archives College Park, MD continues to add scans of Deck Logs for public access.
This updated list now has 165 ships and 6,321 Deck Logs as of January 9, 2014.
scanned and available for viewing and downloading.

15 Jan 14


THE BLUE WATER NAVY ASSOCIATION
files Federal Law Suit
against Department of Veterans Affairs
Press Release Here
Details of Filing Here

2 August 13

Compilation of Court Documents

16 Jan 14


The Rules For Blue Water Navy Presumption of Exposure
The current VA rules for heribicide exposure of
navy ships and crews, when listed on a "Ship's List" release.

2 August 13


AVAILABLE DECK LOGS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES
The National Archives College Park, MD continues to add scans of Deck Logs for public access.
This updated list now has 131 ships and 4634 Deck Logs as of July 10, 2013
scanned and available for viewing and downloading.

416 logs from 12 ships were added this past month.

24 July 13


UPDATED LIST OF NAVY SHIPS

On July 9, the Department of Veterans Affairs
released an UPDATED LIST of Navy ships that are now
fully or partially eligible for the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange.

More than 60 ships were added to the previous list.

Here is THE ENTIRE LIST in Excel spreadsheet

26 July 13


A Re-Analysis of Blue Water Navy Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure
A second Call for Censure of the DVA with additional details on the
lies and deceipt aimed at the Blue Water Navy

12 June 13


Blue Water Navy Association and Military-Veterans Advocacy, Inc.
send DVA a Demand Letter for Blue Water Navy Presumption of Exposure

1 May 13


John Well (CDR USN, ret.), our Legislative Advisor and Legal Counsel,
was interviewed on Fox and Friends on April 2 and again on April 6 about veteran problems.

8 Apr 13


Agent Orange Exposure Legislation for
Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans introduced in the House - HR-543

11 Feb 13


Blue Water Navy Association calls for
Public Censure of the DVA

7 Jan 13


FOR 2013
A STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT


DESPITE the unlamented expiration of the terms of nine percent of the absolutely ineffective and non-productive members of US House of Representatives in the 112th Congress (91% of whom we Americans sent back to Washington despite their inability to protect veterans and their families or even agree to protect Americans from higher taxes); and, with it the demise of the legislation that would have once again (as Congress originally intended in P. L. 102-4, 1991) included those of us who are Blue Water veterans of the Vietnam War and their families;
WE PLEDGE to work once again to give voice to those who are not typically heard in advocating for a re-introduction of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act; to speak our undeniable truths to the Washington power brokers; to continue providing independent and diverse points of view re-enforced by valid and widely accepted research and science; and to tell to anyone willing to listen the multitude of poignant stories arising out of the result of our military service that no one else is telling; and to pressure the US House of Representatives in the 113th Congress to set aside partisan politics and do the right thing by enacting the soon-to-be introduced Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013.

- Paul Sutton, A Marine Who Was There

6 Jan 13

He is, of course, joined by the entire volunteer
staff of the Blue Water Navy Association


NEWS FROM 2012

House Veterans Affairs Committee
confronts the VA

28 Nov 12


Information on the November 2012
New List of ships that have been found at least partially eligible
for the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange along with other information from the VA.

15 Nov 2012


Here is information about locating aircraft carriers
that operated within the Vietnam Territorial Sea
as currently referred to in the Blue Water Navy Legislation.

3 Nov 2012


FREE items for veterans on Veterans Day (and other days)

27 Oct 2012


A VA Health Care Notice
has been posted regarding the drinking water at Camp Lejeune

26 Aug 2011


VA Publishes Final Rules for
Changes in its Internal
Core Values and Characteristics

18 July 2012


Visit Our PUBLIC SUPPORT PAGE
To Directly Connect with your Legislators

in support of S-1629 and HR-3612

An FAQ Section was Developed on that Page
to explain the Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Legislation
and to provide some Blue Water Navy Background

4 Jan 2012


Blue Water Navy Association
sponsored a Stand-Down in upstate New York
on August 3rd, 2012
Read the After Action Report

Update: 8 Aug 2012


A Visual Plotting of How the Bills are Gaining Support In Congress!

A Map of Support from the House of Representatives.

22 Apr 2012


A Report Titled DIOXIN ON THE CARRIERS explains how
the crews of aircraft carriers offshore Vietnam were contaminated by herbicide.

22 Feb 2012


NEW JANUARY 2012 LIST RELEASE
VA Updates the Inland Water Service Ship List

Breakout List of New Names is Provided

19 Jan 2012


The National Archives Goes Digital
Scanning and Posting Vietnam Era Deck Logs

15 Jan 2012


Thailand Vets with Base Perimeter Exposure to Agent Orange
Granted Retro-Pay to First Date of Claim

4 Jan 2012


House Bill HR-3612 introduced by Bi-Partisan Support
Titled "Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2011"

19 Dec 2011


Veteran Organizations Support Blue Water Navy Bill S-1629

16 Nov 2011


Senators Gillibrand and Graham introduce
The Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011

30 Sept 2011


How Offshore Vietnam Veterans Can File a Claim for Exposure to
Dioxin-based Herbicides

14 Sept 2011


The DVA now has a list on the Internet
for all the "Blue Water" ships granted some degree of presumption of exposure

NEW INFORMATION ADDED

2 Sept 2011

AMENDED 19 Sept 2011



Three-Part News Series on Veteran Problems

7 June 2011 UPDATE


CLL Now Considered NHL for 3.313 Claims

Update June 1


IOM Report on Blue Water Navy and Agent Orange Exposure

Update May 20, 2011


Senate Veterans Affairs Committee offers FAQs for
Inland Waters, Korean DMZ, and Thailand Air Base AO Exposures

See "Beyond Boots on Ground" Section at bottom of this link

4 March 2011


VA Releases List Of Blue Water Ships Now Considered "Brown Water"
Entire Crew Granted In-Country Status And Given
Full Presumption of Exposure To Herbicides

UPDATED LIST of Ships May 2011 Is Here

May 16, 2011

What to Do If Your Ship Is Listed and
What to Do If Your Ship Is NOT Listed

Feb 14, 2011



THE COST
of The Agent Orange Equity Act

Rev. 21 Feb 2011


Dealing with DVA's Financial Deceit

29 Oct 10


The Da Nang Harbor Report

A detailed report proving that the crew of any ship that entered Da Nang Harbor
was directly exposed to herbicides and their contaminants.
Warning - Large File

Aug 23, 2010

How To Use the Da Nang Harbor Report

Oct 29, 2010


VA Policy on rating Blue Water Navy claims

20 Sept 2010


VA Releases New PTSD Claims Fact Sheet

12 July 2010


VA Announces Automated System Soon Ready

July 7, 2010


A List of all 713 Ships that served offshore Vietnam between 1962 and 1975

June 30, 2010


This provides a Combined List of All Ships on the Presumption of Exposure List
per the two releases for ships under Policy 211
and TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO if you were on one of these ships

June 29, 2010


New Form and Procedural Change
Announced by VA

April 23, 2010


March 30 Letter from Senator Akaka to VA Secretary Shinseki
expressing concerns with the errors in Blue Water Navy claims

following their release from the Haas Stay

April 5, 2010


Orders to Guam should be rejected

April 4, 2010


Comp & Pen releases it's first list of
Blue Water Navy ships that served in Vietnam's brown water

Jan 21, 2010



Rep. Bob Filner's December 23rd
Video Interview

Jan. 3, 2010



Senator Gillibrand's Article in the Times Union, Albany, NY
VIETNAM VETERANS DESERVE BETTER

Dec. 7, 2009


House Support passes 200 Cosponsors Mark


New Procedures are in place for Claiming Inland Waterway Service


BVA Rulings Acknowledges Agent Orange Contamination at Ft. Gordon, GA


Secretary Shinseki Agrees to National Database of Ships
that Sailed on Inland Waters


Board of Veterans' Appeals Ruling Nov 2:
Da Nang Harbor is Inland Waterway


Blue Water Navy Association Completes
Boots-On-Ground Project


Gillibrand Introduces S-1939 Agent Orange Act of 2009

Oct 27, 2009

Gillibrand To Help Vietnam Vets Harmed By Agent Orange

Senator Gillibrand seeks change in Agent Orange policy

Gillibrand To Help Vietnam Vets Harmed By Agent Orange

Oct 23, 2009

Fox News Covers Blue Water Navy Vet & Senator Gillibrand

Oct 22, 2009


Senator Gillibrand To Introduce
the Senate Version of
The Agent Orange Act of 2009

Oct 13, 2009


Partial List of Ships Identified in Vietnam Inland Waterways by C&P

Oct 2, 2009


VA's role in the Brady Handgun Violence Prevent Act

Sept 29, 2009


A Chink in the Armor?
Jury finds agency, DuPont negligent in land case

Aug 28, 2009


The VA Compensation & Pension Service Bulletin - August, 2009

Aug 24, 2009


Why the Agent Orange Act of 2009 is so badly needed

Aug 22 - John Paul Rossie


The Veterans Death Book

Aug 21 - Wall Street Journal


Veterans appeal in Class Action Lawsuit against the VA

Aug 10, 2009


Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2008

July 24

In the latest release of the AO Review series, the IOM accepts the conclusions of the
Royal Australian Navy Study and concedes that offshore sailors may have been
exposed to dioxin in their drinking water


Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at age 93

July 6, 2009


Components of Agent Orange are Listed by US Senate
as Chemical / Biological Warfare Agents in 1969


Bill Levesque writes about plight of Navy,
other veterans, still needing Agent Orange benefits

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The Editor of the St. Petersburg Times joins in telling
the problems of the Vietnam veterans caused by the VA

June 9 & 10


An estimate of Navy vets to be impacted
by presumptive coverage for Agent Orange

7 June 09


US Navy KNEW about dioxin in the waters offshore Vietnam
and about condensation system failure to screen it out

5 June 09


VA Benefits Sends Out Inaccurate Memo for Claim Raters.

25 May 09


BWN Activity Report
What have we been up to?


VA Bulletin Corrects Misunderstandings about 3.313


Legal Notice about Veterans Data Theft Settlement


Congressman Filner Explains His New Legislation


Get Mad with Larry Stimeling
and DO SOMETHING


USS Rupertus Accepted as being on Inland Waters


Veterans Exposed to Carcinogens


An Open Letter to Veterans From
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki
- March 13, 2009


Support for Blue Water Navy and other
Vietnam Veterans given at House Committee Hearing


BWNVVA introduces the
Agent Orange Care Giver Recognition Pin


Congressman Cliff Stearns Wants Answers, Too
Cliff Stearns to Admiral Dunne Letter


Bart Stichman's Statement to the
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs - February 3, 2009


Federal Judge Calls Feres Doctrine "Unfair and Irrational"

Read this excellent article on
Larry Scott's VAWatchDog.org


The Blue Water Navy Association, the Quilt of Tears, and the "In Memory" Ceremony


Filner Pledges to Fight for Budgets Worthy of Our Veterans


January 29 Bulletin
American Legion Support for Blue Water Navy


Surge needed
on vets claims, lawmakers say


Smoger & Associates
file two separate Certiorari Reply Briefs

Stephenson, et al. v. Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto Company, et al.

Isaacson, et al. v. Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto Company, et al.


Blue Water Navy Association Questions VA stance
on NHL-CLL distinctions


Senate Veteran Affairs Committee Questions
VA stance on Inland Waters


Latest Compensation and Pension Bulletin Addresses
Removal of Eligibility of Ports and Harbors
as Areas for Contamination by Herbicides


All claims held by Haas Stay are now released
for immediate adjudication.

VA Memo Regarding This


Information Packet for filing disability claims
for Agent Orange if you had service on
the Inland Waterways of Vietnam


Wisconsin County VSO Alert:
Agent Orange Enrollment into Category 6 May End


Accurate Radiation Treatments are possible


NHL claims are freed from the illegal hold related to Haas Case
But some Regional Office refuse to comply


A CALL TO ACTION!!
ACT NOW! Get the VA changed!
Stop the Shredding of our Documents!


American Legion Fights for Blue Water Navy sailors


Marines at Air Station El Toro not told of toxic exposure


OTHER FILINGS WITH THE SUPREME COURT
A Petition for Certiorari to the US Supreme Court in the case of Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin et al v. Dow Chemical Co. et al. was filed October 6, 2008. This is a 43-page document that can be downloaded here.

In a separate action, through the offices of Gerson Smoger and Associates, Writs of Certiorari were filed for two individuals also related to Agent Orange claims:
one Writ for Isaacson; and
one Writ for Stephenson.


Jewish War Veterans Pass Resolution in support of Blue Water Navy


Message from Congressman Bob Filner


Current Senate Inactivity


Updates on Haas


An Interview With Congressman Bob Filner
15 Sept 08


Blue Water Navy In The News

ABC News has aired a story on the plight of the Blue Water Navy.

HERE


Please visit this site and leave a comment. With feedback showing interest in this, it is possible that
this segment could run on ABC National Distribution..... and they may be willing to do further investigation.
Send your comments to general.manager@abc11mail.com and ABC corporate feedback


Filner Goes One Step Further

New Agent Orange Act to cover all veterans exposed to Agent Orange,
regardless of place or time



A Filner response and statement dated August 20, 2008


INFORMATION ON HR-6562
Congressman Filner unveils New Legislative Proposal 6562
The Initial Agent Orange Equity Act

Update from Army Times

FRA Legislative Contact Site



What are the steps in creating legislation?




Department of Veterans Affairs Intends to Strip
John McCain of Vietnam Veteran Title

NVLSP and BWN Are Fighting Hard
to Save John McCain's Vietnam War Veteran Status



Support Travel Reimbursement for veterans seen for medical care.



Bob Filner Letter of Support to Bill Fryday



Blue Water Navy still covered for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma



Agent Orange in the water and on the wind
Reports of thousands of gallons of
Agent Orange dumped into the Gulf of Tonkin



Navy announces Treasure Island Toxic Hazards - Dioxins



A Letter of Support from Congressman Bob Filner



National Academy of Science pays for
Agent Orange tests in the Philippines -1972



Veterans not entitled to mental health care, U.S. lawyers argue on Feb 5


VA Admits: No Scientific Reason to Exclude Blue Water Navy


Research shows how Dioxin (TCDD) Works


HR 5892 addresses keeping a claim open upon the death of the veteran


Blue Water Navy submits The Agent Orange Fair Compensation Act
to the Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs


The Guam Contamination Reports
More Vietnam veterans confirm Agent Orange use in Guam


BLUE WATER NAVY IN THE NEWS
Are Veterans Targeted for Triage? - by Professor Eugene Narrett


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