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Home Q & A Agent Orange What research is VA and other Federal agencies conducting on Agent Orange?
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    VA continues to conduct research to learn more about the possible adverse health effects of military service in Vietnam. The Environmental Epidemiology Service is the primary office for Vietnam/Agent Orange-related research within VA. In addition, the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, a non-governmental organization, has reviewed and continues to evaluate all relevant scientific literature and to provide advice to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on health effects of herbicides exposure.
    Answered by David - 31 12 1969
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The issuance or replacement of military service medals, awards and decorations must be requested in writing.

Requests should be submitted in writing to the appropriate military service branch division of the NPRC. Standard form (SF 180), available through the VA, is recommended to submit your request. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. For more information, or for the mailing address of the military branch office to submit your request to, call 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272) or visit the NPRC website at