Many veterans who deployed after 1990 can join the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Burn Pit Registry, which is a way to document their concerns about exposures to burn pits and other airborne hazards. The registry is linked to more current and complete DoD deployment records. This reduces or eliminates possible delays in joining the registry resulting from the performance of manual checks of deployment histories for pre-9/11 veterans by VA to confirm a veteran's eligibility to join the registry. The Burn Pit Registry is also a way for Veterans to be evaluated for any concerns that they might have related to exposures. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.