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The Veterans Affairs Department reduced the number of pending disability claims by 267,000 over the last year. Veterans are also waiting 119 days less than they did a year ago for their claims to be processed.
Last year the Defense Department spent almost $4 million looking for Agent Orange in South Korea. However, the department didn't find anything. The investigation began after former soldier Steve House claimed he buried Agent Orange there more than 30 years ago.
Vietnam veterans with B-cell leukemias, Parkinson's diseases and ischemic heart disease no longer have to prove their illness is the result of their military service.
A definitive answer about a possible cancer cluster near Fort Detrick failed to emerge following the latest in a series of health department meetings on Monday, despite expectations from those who turned out for the gathering.
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Fort Detrick officials want to reassure the public that 17 pounds of Agent Orange tested between 1944 and 1968 are not a health risk.
Army researchers at Fort Detrick tested methods of spraying the dangerous herbicide Agent Orange at various locations outside the fort, a four-year-old report reveals.
VA issues second contract for Agent Orange claims
Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to access quality health care and qualify for disability compensation. The VA's Brad Mayes explains.
Gary Abram receives compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for his military service-connected exposure to Agent Orange, a defoliant used in Vietnam that has since been linked to numerous health problems.
Within a 2-mile radius, more than 400 families have been affected by cancer.