FLASH: THE VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION HAS COMPLETLY CHANGED THEIR
AGENT ORANGE POLICY.
IT IS NO LONGER NECCESARY TO HAVE LIVED OR WORKED NEAR THE BASE PERIMETER
OR HAVE SERVED AS A BASE
SECURITY POLICEMAN IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR
AGENT ORANGE COMPENSATION. NOW, EACH CASE WILL BE CONSIDERED
ONLY ON THE MERITS OF THAT CASE.
Click Here For Vietnam Veterans
of America History of Agent Orange Use
Click Here For Thailand Agent Orange Information
Click Here For HR2254, Agent Orange Equity Act Information
Click Here For June 8, 2010 Letter To Bradley Mayes, Director, VA
Compensation & Pension Service
Click Here For May 2010
VA Compensation & Pension Service Bulletin Thailand Information
Click Here For 1 January 2016
Agent Orange spraying at Udorn RTAFB Letter
Click Here For September 13, 2010 Letter From Thomas J. Murphy,
Director, VA Compensation & Pension Service
Click Here For April 2011 VA Udorn RTAFB Agent Orange Diabetes Decision
Click Here For January 16, 2019 ABCCC Association Letter To President
Click Here For December 2011 VA Compensation & Pension Service Bulletin
Click Here For November 7, 2011 Oakland, California VA Agent Orange Use In Thailand Decision
Click Here For 1971-1972 Photo of Udorn RTAFB Enlisted Barracks
YOUR ABCCC ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS VOTED TO USE
THIS PAGE TO DISSEMINATE AGENT
ORANGE INFORMATION AND EXPLAIN HOW
ABCCC PERSONNEL WERE EXPOSED TO IT.
TO AGENT ORANGE CAN CAUSE THE FOLLOWING DISEASES:
Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy: A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of exposure to
herbicides and resolve within 2 years after the date it began.
AL Amyloidosis: A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs.
Chloracne (or Similar Acneform Disease): A skin condition that occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks
like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA's rating regulations, chloracne (or other acneform disease
similar to chloracne) must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of exposure to herbicides.
Chronic B-cell Leukemias: A type of cancer which affects white blood cells. VA's regulation
recognizing all chronic B-cell leukemias as related to exposure to herbicides took effect on October 30, 2010.
Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2): A disease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body’s
inability to respond properly to the hormone insulin.
Hodgkin’s Disease: A malignant lymphoma (cancer) characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes,
liver, and spleen, and by progressive anemia.
Ischemic Heart Disease: A disease characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the heart, that leads to chest
pain. VA's regulation recognizing ischemic heart disease as related to exposure to herbicides took effect on
October 30, 2010.
Multiple Myeloma: A cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in bone marrow.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue.
Parkinson’s Disease: A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle movement. VA's
regulation recognizing Parkinson's disease as related to exposure to herbicides took effect on October 30, 2010.
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda: A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin
in sun-exposed areas. Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of exposure
Prostate Cancer: Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among men.
Cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma (other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or Mesothelioma): A group of
different types of cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissues.
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