1992

April

123rd Army Reserve in Indiana reports illness with unexplained signs and symptoms, investigated by researchers at WRAIR

June 15

Findings of WRAIR investigation released, with no common exposures found among reserves to account for signs and symptoms reported

November 4

PL 102-585 passed, mandating creation of VA Persian Gulf Health Registry, modification of PL 102-190 to include all troops in SWA, asking for NAS review, and OTA review

 

1993

May 7

VA Blue Ribbon Panel meeting to discuss "mystery illness"

June 9

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Health Care Issues of Persian Gulf Veterans

July 29

OTA workshop on Persian Gulf Veterans Health

August 31

President Clinton designated VA to be lead agency for all federally funded Persian Gulf research

October 1

Funding for NAS/IOM review is available

October 16

VA formally chartered the Persian Gulf Expert Scientific Committee (formerly the VA Blue Ribbon Panel)

November 9

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs on Health Concerns of Persian Gulf Veterans

November 16

Hearing of House Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Health Concerns of Persian Gulf Veterans

November 16

Hearing of Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Health Concerns of Persian Gulf Veterans

November 23

Persian Gulf Interagency Coordinating Committee meeting

December 10

As requested by Undersecretary John Deutch, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Chemical Weapons was formed

December 20

Persian Gulf Research Coordinating Council meeting

December 21–22

DSB Task Force on Chemical Weapons meeting

December 21

DSB charter expanded to include Gulf War health effects



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