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Education Offerings at DC WRIISC

What Classes Are Offered?

Our goal is to make sure Veterans who have deployment related health concerns receive the most up to date information and education about their post-deployment health concerns. We offer group classes that are led by a DC WRIISC nurse educator. These classes cover a variety of topics including:

  • Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn Military Exposure Concerns
  • Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Military Exposure Concerns
  • Vietnam War and Agent Orange Military Exposure Concerns

We also offer individual deployment health sessions for Veterans who wish to meet individually with a health care provider to discuss their concerns.

What Is Covered In These Classes?

  • Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Military Exposure Concerns Class: Provides an overview of the history and potential exposures during these conflicts. Discusses potential health effects, VA health care resources, and other VA resources.
  • Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm Military Exposure Concerns Class: Provides an overview of the history and potential exposures during these conflicts. Discusses potential health effects, VA health care resources, and other VA resources.
  • Vietnam War and Agent Orange Military Exposure Concerns Class: Provides an overview of the history and potential exposures during this conflict. Discusses Agent Orange including what it is and where and when it was used. Discusses potential health effects, VA health care resources, and other VA resources.
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Am I Eligible For These Classes?

Any Veteran who has a deployment-related health concern is eligible to attend these classes. Health care providers, families, significant others, and students also are welcome to attend.

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When Are The Classes?

Classes are typically held on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The monthly schedule for each of these classes does change. Please contact our Administrative Office at (202) 745-8249 to receive the most current schedule.

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Where Are The Classes?

All of our classes are held at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center. Veterans are asked to report to room 3B 203 to register prior to the class.

Community service organization groups and Veterans service representatives often ask DC WRIISC staff to do these education classes at other locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. If you are a health care provider or community service organization representative and are interested in this option, please call our Administrative Office at 1-202-745-8249 or toll-free 1-800-722-8340 to discuss this with DC WRIISC staff.

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Who Can I Contact For More Information?

For more information or to make a reservation for any of these classes, please call our Administrative Office at 1-202-745-8249 or toll-free 1-800-722-8340.