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Project Summary

Title: Use of Roster of Veterans Who Served in Persian Gulf Area
Synopsis: The study aims to develop a database listing all of the 697,00 US service members who served in the Persian Gulf area during Operations Desert Shield/Storm.
Overall Project Objective: To properly address the issue of possible exposure to environmental hazards, all individuals who served in the Persian Gulf region need to be identified.
Status/Results to Date: The personnel database is now operational (about 750,000 individuals). Troop movement software is now operational. Documenting troop movements from Combat Records and from individuals who served in the Gulf is continuing. This database has been made available to VA's Environmental Epidemiology Service (EES), giving VA access to demographic data on troops stationed in the Persian Gulf. The risk assessment data are obtained, and oil field emissions modeling data are synthesized. The initial troop roster and troop unit locations were available July 1996.
Project:VA-3
Agency:Department Of Veterans' Affairs
Location:VAMC Washington
P.I. Name:Han K Kang, Dr.
Research Type:Epidemiology
Research Focus:Symptoms & General Health
Focus Category:General Health & Physical Symptoms
Status:Complete
Study Start Date:July 01,1994
Estimated Completion Date:December 31,1998
Specific Aims: To prepare a computer file of over 697,000 troops assigned to the Persian Gulf area during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Methodology: Armed Services Center for Research of Unit Records is in the process of computerizing troop unit locations in the Persian Gulf Theater.
Most Recent Publications:
None to date.