VA_Training_Letter_10-03.pdf NOTE: Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Administration Washington, D.C. 20420 April 26, 2010 Director (00/21) All VA Regional Offices In Reply Refer To: 211AA Training Letter 10-03 SUBJ: Environmental Hazards in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Military Installations Purpose This training letter will serve three main purposes. First, it will inform regional office employees on specific environmental hazard incidents that present potential health risks to service members and Veterans. Second, it provides guidance on handling claims for disabilities potentially resulting from exposure to environmental hazards while on active duty. Third, it provides "fact sheets" that may serve as valuable resources for VA examiners when they conduct Compensation and Pension (C&P) examinations associated with such exposure. The information and guidelines provided will ensure claims are processed in an objective and compassionate manner across all regional offices.