NOTICE: UPDATED 12/9/2013
I’ve added links, templates and contact information on my resource page. I will continue to add info there so be sure to go to it for any updates.
I found this post in my Google + stream this morning; take a gander at what this veteran said…
UPDATE: In order to make it easier for everyone to send the appropriate information to your states representative and help anyone who may not know quite what to say, I have corroborated with veterans to come up with a template form. You can link to my Google docs here or use the embedded version below. All you need to do is copy and paste in an email, add the date, your name and anything else you may feel is important. The edit option has been disabled on the document itself, so any additions will have to be done in your email. I thought this would be a way to help you help them. It makes the entire process quick and painless. I’ve also added a few more links. Thank you so much for your help. 🙂
I’m adding more links below.
Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – http://veterans.house.gov/contact-us
Members for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – http://veterans.house.gov/about/membership
Members of Congress – http://www.house.gov/representatives/
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs – http://www.veterans.senate.gov/
Here they only have 2 options to contact the “Chairman or Ranking member”.
Senate Committee Members – http://www.veterans.senate.gov/committee-members.cfm
Senators of the 113th Congress contact information – http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
For years, Pentagon officials have insisted that the open-air burn pits incinerating tons of garbage and other waste on U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan could not be causing long-term health problems for our troops. But an unclassified memo (.pdf) dated more than a year ago and recently leaked to Spencer Ackerman over at Wired’s Danger Room indicates that the Army knew very well that the air quality, at least at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, could have dire health consequences for anyone living and working there between 2002 and 2010. (May 22, 2012)
READ TIM’S STORY HERE.