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WAR RESOURCE CENTER REPORT
A Conference of Gulf War Vets
BY STEVE ROBINSON, NGWRC
The National Gulf War Resource Center will hold its Eighth
Annual Gulf War Illnesses
Conference April 30 to May 2. In keeping with Vietnam Veterans
of America's motto, "Never again will one generation of
veterans abandon another,'' NGWRC requests that all VVA
chapters reach out to Gulf War veterans and other interested
parties to inform them of our upcoming conference. VVA has
been an integral part of NGWRC's successes over the years.
Without VVA support, the legislative accomplishments we have
made in Congress for Gulf War veterans would not have been
This year's conference presenters will include 1991 Gulf War
veterans, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom
veterans, Vietnam veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs
officials, anthrax vaccine experts, Department of Defense
experts, VA Research Advisory Committee members, and
independent researchers. These presenters will discuss recent
high-profile breakthroughs involving Gulf War veterans'
illnesses and important issues surrounding current operations
Lessons learned from the 1991 Gulf War and the experiences of
Gulf War veterans have shaped the Force Health Protection
measures that were employed for Operation Iraqi Freedom. This
year's conference will focus on the most current scientific
knowledge on illnesses from the 1991 Gulf War and the failure
to apply lessons learned during Operations Iraqi Freedom and
Enduring Freedom. The intent of this discussion is to educate
veterans, the public, panelists, media, and Congress. Our
findings will shape the NGWRC legislative agenda for the
The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn, Arlington,
Va., from April 30 to May 2.
Conference agenda and registration information can be found at
www.ngwrc.org For more
information, contact Steve Robinson or Brett Howe at
301-585-4000, ext. 162 or ext. 119.
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