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skypilot_1 02-20-2019 05:21 PM

Last-ditch effort to pass Blue Water Navy bill fails in Senate
 
https://www.stripes.com/news/veteran...enate-1.560126

Old-Biscuit 02-20-2019 11:38 PM

Best I NOT comment as it would be 'political'


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akeagle 02-20-2019 11:43 PM

Disappointing. And I'm not Navy.

Traildust 02-21-2019 04:35 PM

I am not surprised at all. There are some of us who were exposed to other chemicals that were just as bad like methyl ethyl ketone, dry cleaning solvent and all make of fuels and oils. I guess some of it came with the job but one I was exposed to back then was a smoke abatement compound that I am still trying to get the Navy to admit that it ever even existed. We were warned that it was toxic but then it was put in the fuel of the old A7-A/B and if you were a mech like I was you got soaked in JP a lot.
Bill

a1albert 02-21-2019 11:22 PM

This old news, the bill was reintroduce in congress for this year. Federal Court case Procopio vs VA the court ruled in favor of Procopio and stated the the VA must include the Blue Water Navy that were within 12 NM of the coast of South Vietnam as the Agent Orange act was originally written. The Va May take this to the supreme court but has not done that as yet.

skypilot_1 02-22-2019 08:05 AM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.d3d29df20758

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-...ew=closed#tabs

JohnH12 02-22-2019 12:59 PM

Their stated #1 reason for not passing it is the cost but that would be nowhere near the cost of healthcare for some others that would be too not-pc to mention here.

a1albert 02-22-2019 11:34 PM

https://cck-law.com/news/federal-cir...ater-navy-vets

Old-Biscuit 02-23-2019 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by a1albert (Post 4648383)


Thank-you for that link (Jan 2019) which is Fed Court Ruling after Congress lack of action (Dec 2018)


Now Congress will have to act....
Fed Court Decision ties their hands.

a1albert 02-26-2019 09:20 PM

https://www.military.com/daily-news/...box=1551203991

skypilot_1 06-26-2019 07:55 PM

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.
 
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Originally Posted by skypilot_1 (Post 4644779)

After years of fighting to correct an injustice for disabled Vietnam veterans, DAV takes great pride in announcing that the president has signed in to law H.R. 299-the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

Passage of this law is a pivotal victory for Vietnam veterans who have not only suffered for decades from illnesses and diseases linked to exposure to Agent Orange, but who also felt that their service and suffering had long gone unacknowledged by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

akeagle 06-27-2019 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by skypilot_1 (Post 4838053)
After years of fighting to correct an injustice for disabled Vietnam veterans, DAV takes great pride in announcing that the president has signed in to law H.R. 299-the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

Passage of this law is a pivotal victory for Vietnam veterans who have not only suffered for decades from illnesses and diseases linked to exposure to Agent Orange, but who also felt that their service and suffering had long gone unacknowledged by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Hurray!!! Score one for the vets!

Melvo 06-27-2019 03:32 PM

WSJ story today said they are still trying to sort out who and how they will be affected.

JohnH12 06-28-2019 06:37 AM

So how do I find out if the USS Ranger operated in the listed areas during our '70 ~ '71 cruise?
Seems useless to go through the frustration of filing a claim, waiting for months if not longer, just to be denied because the logs don't show operations within the listed areas.


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