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Veterans Post: Blue Water Sailors and Agent Orange


Last updated 11/4/2020 at 11:37am

Blue Water Sailors, heads up. The Department of Veterans Affairs has now made it easier for you to file a claim for Agent Orange exposure. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (PL 116-23) extends coverage to those who weren’t inland but were shipboard. The difficulty has been gathering all the records and logs required to prove your location.

Now the National Archives and Records Administration has digitized declassified Navy and Coast Guard deck logs (aka ship or captain’s logs) from 1956-1978 and put them online to make it easier for veterans to val...

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