“If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you
sooner or later.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
sooner or later.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
A CALL TO ACTION
There is an effort to get not only those exposed at PPG events, but from radiological disasters globally, a "Medical Awareness Sheet" that survivors and offspring of Atomic Vets. We need a concise document for healthcare providers for insertion into all medical charts for information, awareness and continuity of care. It will raise your doctors awareness at times of diagnosis and may impact treatment options. If you wish to contribute to the process of the document draft and creation , please reach out to the contact information in the footer. Some talent is coming forth to make this a productive effort. Development began recently - Aug 2015
Should Radiation Exposed Veteran's from Enewetak Atoll Be Able To Receive Benefits for Disabilities and Awards Relating to Radiation Exposure that causes Cancer and Other Diseases Due to their Military Service when the U.S. Government Knew of the Hazards, and Kept the Truth from these Veteran's?
Then Deniy Their Benefits?
Who sent the request for action?
The question was posed in our mutual Facebook Groups groups that we should prepare a Medical Fact Sheet, advisory or awareness document similar to what the 2nd Gen Agent Orange group recently adopted. It was met with resolve to try to get this process started....
Who is beginning to answer the call...
Children of Atomic Vets
Some of us are working to get all the children covered for health issues caused by our own and our parent's military exposure. We are not separate groups. The origins of radiologic contamination, where the contaminated soil comes from, brings in other children who have
been affected. - Adrienne Shane Esposito
National Association of Atomic Veterans
NAAV was founded in August, 1979 by the late Orville E. Kelly for the purposes of allowing the U. S. Atomic Veteran Community to speak, with a single voice, to their inability to get a fair hearing related to their developing (radiogenic) health issues that may have been precipitated by their exposure to “ionizing” radiation while participating in a nuclear weapon test detonation, or a “post-test” event. From the beginning, and to date, we continue to pursue our purpose to this dedicated cause.
Atomic Veterans Recognition Group
NAAV was founded in August, 1979 by the late Orville E. Kelly ( of Burlington, Iowa ) for the purposes of allowing the U. S. Atomic Veteran Community to speak, with a single voice, to their inability to get a fair hearing related to their developing ( radiogenic ) health issues that may have been precipitated by their exposure to “ionizing” radiation while participating in a nuclear weapon test detonation, or a “post-test” event. From the beginning, and to date, we continue to pursue our purpose to this dedicated cause.
Since we are essentially continuation of the "Materials Effects" part of the testing research, maybe they can fit us in the budge there somehow, to continue monitoring or supporting our needs to understand the ongoing issues they have created for us.
Lies of a Nation - Kelly Derricks
The document model for healthcare providers to Atomic Vets and their offspring is based on the document Agent Orange victems and their offspring now have availalbe to them through.
On October 2, 2013, COVVHA President and Co-Founder, Kelly L. Derricks, attended VVA's National Town Hall Meeting Held at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.
Veteran's exposed to radiation that have contracted several cancers, diseases and many health issues. Their families and offspring are also victims. We are grossly ignored by our government. We are off the list for service related disabilities, and have been awarded a Humanitarian medal, but we have to prove that we were there. 42 Nuclear weapons were tested on the Islands & will never be safe. Foreign Nationals and the Residents there have been compensated, but not the U.S. Troops.
A Rule by the Veterans Affairs Department in 2002. The action was a "Final Rule." In my humble opinion, it is not the complete list, but is presented as The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) document that is amending its adjudication regulations concerning presumptive service connection for certain diseases for veterans who participated in radiation-risk activities during active service or while members of reserve components during active duty for training or inactive duty training.
This amendment adds cancers of the bone, brain, colon, lung, and ovary to the list of diseases which may be presumptively service connected and amends the definition of the term “radiation-risk activity.”
The intended effect of this amendment is to ensure that veterans who may have been exposed to radiation during military service do not have a higher burden of proof than civilians exposed to ionizing radiation who may be entitled to compensation for these cancers under comparable Federal statutes.
The mission of the Cold War Veterans Association is to fight for the rights of Cold War Veterans; To educate people as to why the Cold War was fought and won and why vigilance must be maintained; and to provide a fraternal community for men and women whose patriotism binds them together. Our goal is to ensure access to quality VA health care for honorably discharged Cold War Veterans, eliminate discriminatory treatment of Cold War Veterans by governmental entities and fellow Veterans' Service Organizations, and sustain the continued growth of the Cold War Veterans Association.
The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II
A Collection of Primary Sources The World Wide Web includes significant documentary resources on
these events. The Truman Library has published a helpful collection of archival documents, some of which are included in the present collection, see. Access The Truman Library >