VA Health Study on Vietnam Veterans


Between now and the end of 2016, the VA will be conducting a HEALTH STUDY of Vietnam Era Veterans to include in-country veterans, Blue Water Navy veterans and other Era veterans. It is VERY IMPORTANT that any Blue Water Navy Veteran who receives a questionnaire from this Health Study to RESPOND. Questionnaires are sent to a random selection of each group.

The higher the rate of response, the clearer a picture the VA will get of the percentage and number of Blue Water Navy veterans that are sick from Agent Orange-related diseases! Because our general Blue Water Navy population is low, every response is important to paint this picture for them. PLEASE, if you receive a questionnaire, complete it and return it by the deadline date it states.

Yes, this Health Study is 40 years too late, and it may not ask all the ‘right questions.’ But Blue Water Navy participation in this Study is CRITICAL. So please, sit through the grueling several minutes it will take to fill out the questionnaire and return it.

ALSO, please let me know if you received and returned a Health Study Questionnaire so I can get a general idea of what percentage of our membership received their mailed-out forms! Thank you all for your help with this.

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