Agent Orange Registry Exam

Take Agent Orange Registry Exam to learn about possible health problems 
Vietnam era veterans can learn more about possible health problems related to their military service by participating in an Agent Orange Registry exam.  More than 750,000 veterans have participated in the free evaluation to date.
Participants receive a health exam, including an exposure and medical history, physical exam and laboratory tests if needed. Follow-up evaluations can be conducted if a veteran has a new health concern or a change in their health status. 
Veterans are typically eligible if they: 
   -        Served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975.
   -        Served in smaller river patrol and swift boats that operated on the inland waterways of 
            Vietnam (Brown Water Veterans).
   -        Served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Thailand or other locations where there is 
            documented use, storage or testing of Agent Orange and other tactical herbicides.
Veterans do not need to be enrolled in VA health care to participate. Contact your local VA environmental health coordinator to schedule an exam.    Find out more on the VA website. https://www.publichealth.va.gov/ exposures/ agentorange/benefits/registry-exam.asp
The Coordinator for Kalkaska County and surrounding areas is Marilyn Mullen-Wirtz at the Aleda E Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw.   Her phone number is 989-497-2500, ext. 19341.
(reprinted from the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Newsletter January, 2018)