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Report on Data – VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry – FULL

Read the full report below. Between April 25, 2014 and September 30, 2014, 19,082 Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers filled out the registry survey. Most (96%) said they were near a burn pit (close enough to see the smoke) at... Read More

‘VA Factsheet’ about Initial Findings for VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

This new ‘VA Factsheet’ summarizes the information entered into the VA AHOBP Registry from April 25, 2014, to September 30, 2014 ( ~ the first six months), by Veterans and Active Duty Service members, as well as key findings. AHOBP_Registry_Highlights_April_2015 Read More

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Our Mission

The SSC was founded in memory of Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, who died from illnesses that began after he was exposed to toxic fumes and dust in post 9/11 Iraq.

While he was sick, he was not aware that his exposures could have caused his illnesses, or even how serious they were.

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Post-Deployment Illness

One in three soldiers returns from the Middle East sick. They are sick with what is sometimes called exposure injuries, chronic multi-symptom illness, or Gulf War Syndrome, but what are all the same thing: Chronic, long-term illness as a result of deployment to the Middle East.

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How You Can Help

Funds raised have an immediate impact. They facilitate direct grants to seed new research, provide greater staff and resources for the Center's advocacy and outreach, and help the SSC to break the cycle of veterans suffering without support after they return from deployment.

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