Look, if you served in the Gulf during Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn are eligible for the Gulf War Registry exam.
This exam is free to eligible Veterans, you don’t have to be enrolled in the VA health care system, its not based on your military record, but on what you remember, and you can get additional registry exams, if new problems develop.
If your service took you to the Gulf region during any of those Operations, you should check this out.
VA’s Gulf War Registry Health Exam alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposures during their military service. The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively.
Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting a Gulf War Registry health exam.