Benard Rostker, special assistant for Gulf War illnesses
announced today that the Worldwide Web site, GulfLINK has a new
interactive electronic mail (e-mail) capability.
The new e-mail
feature allows Gulf War veterans and the public to communicate
directly over the internet with the Office of the Special
Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses.
This is one more way that we can reach out to Gulf War
veterans, said Rostker.
This new e-mail capability is an
important feedback mechanism for us to communicate with Gulf War
veterans and for veterans to ask us questions and provide
valuable feedback on such things as our case narratives -- the
first being the demolitions operation at Khamisiyah, which is
already published on the GulfLINK site. This new feature is a
further reflection of an open process which allows Gulf War
veterans and all concerned individuals an opportunity to review
the investigative efforts underway.
The GulfLINK internet site was established in August 1995 to
provide immediate on-line access to medical, operational, and
intelligence documents from the Gulf War that might help us
better understand the nature of the illnesses being experienced
by many veterans.
The e-mail capability can be accessed through the internet
at the following address: http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/.
this site, the GulfLINK home page, click on our e-mail address,
In addition to the GulfLINK internet site, several toll-free
numbers are available to Gulf War veterans to report information
or to receive a medical evaluation.
The Gulf War incident
hotline number 1-800-472-6719 can be used to report information
related to experiences from the war.
Individuals still on active
duty experiencing health problems that they feel are attributed
to their service in the Gulf are encourage to call the
Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program (CCEP) at 1-800-796-
Individuals that have separated from the service who have
health concerns can contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at