More than 2.2 million U.S. service members served during Operation Desert Storm and an estimated 694,550 deployed to the Gulf. An estimated 1.7 million Veterans from that era are still alive. During January 2021, VA is profiling these Veterans in a series of stories for Desert Storm’s 30th anniversary. The stories, which will include print and video stories, will feature Veteran experiences from a wide range of perspectives.

Veterans can also learn about VA research and VA’s Gulf War Registry Health Exam. This program alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposures during their military service.

People can view content at a special Desert Storm website at

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