L/CPL Robert J. Slattery, Det #206, "SCUTTLEBUTT NEWS", Aug 2021 - #3
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VA processing disability claims for certain conditions related to particulate matter

VA is now processing disability claims for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas – if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.This will expand benefits for Veterans who served in:

  • Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, and Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War, from September 19, 2001, to the present, or
  • The Southwest Asia theater of operations from August 2, 1990, to the present

If you have a pending claim for one or more of these conditions, you don’t need to do anything. We’ll send you a decision notice when we complete our review. For more information on the new presumptive conditions, visit our website at Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures - Public Health (va.gov). To apply for benefits, Veterans and survivors may visit VA.gov or call toll-free at 800-827-1000.


Marine his one wish

All Hands

I got a call for some assistance in getting a very special Marine his one wish.

It was to see some of his Brother Marines in full dress Uniform. One more time.

Within a few hour we had 3 Marines came forward to help.

The next day we went to see him in the Hospital.

This is why we do what we do.

Semper Fi

Gunny

SEMPER FI