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GlobalHawk

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Are combat troops the only ones able to claim combat related stressors?

Our base was constantly under attack with rocket and mortar, does that count as terrorist attack?

I was armed with body armor and several weapons for my protection and others.

The VA doc already diagnosed me with PTSD and I can only trace back to my deployment to Iraq for any traumatic events.

I was a volunteer who wanted to serve, so I had to train for a different MOS thats on my DD-214. I need advice.

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Are combat troops the only ones able to claim combat related stressors?

Our base was constantly under attack with rocket and mortar, does that count as terrorist attack?

I was armed with body armor and several weapons for my protection and others.

The VA doc already diagnosed me with PTSD and I can only trace back to my deployment to Iraq for any traumatic events.

I was a volunteer who wanted to serve, so I had to train for a different MOS thats on my DD-214. I need advice.

You must have been "in fear of your life due to enemy or terrorist activity". If your MOS or your service records or your DD214 puts you in a place where that could have happened, then that is all you need.

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My DD-214 only has the Iraqi Campaign Ribbon with service star and the amount of time I spent there.

It doesn't express what I did while down range.

Is ther specific format for these stressor letters?

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GlobalHawk,

Here's a fillable form for regular PTSD.

(Just for the record there is a different form for PTSD due to Personal trauma, assault, etc)

I would fill out, sign and submit this versus writing a letter.

JMHO

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-21-0781-ARE.PDF

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NO There are many things in the CFR.

Around 2002 the VA started to say you had to have a some thing like a bronze star with V, PH and some other but you do not. they was miss applying the CFR. Had some done on a CUE from this.

Biggest one for the GW vets that stayed in the port was the rocket attacks and going into mopp-4 all of the time. Fear of factor is number one.

Rape--- need report, statements from others.

getting the S*^t ki\ out of you in a robbery

Are combat troops the only ones able to claim combat related stressors?

Our base was constantly under attack with rocket and mortar, does that count as terrorist attack?

I was armed with body armor and several weapons for my protection and others.

The VA doc already diagnosed me with PTSD and I can only trace back to my deployment to Iraq for any traumatic events.

I was a volunteer who wanted to serve, so I had to train for a different MOS thats on my DD-214. I need advice.

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Read chapter 4 of the NGWRC health care guide

http://www.ngwrc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=22

My DD-214 only has the Iraqi Campaign Ribbon with service star and the amount of time I spent there.

It doesn't express what I did while down range.

Is ther specific format for these stressor letters?

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