"Veterans Todays" posts this testimony before VA Committee on Oversight and Investigation, July 27, 2010: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/07/28/twenty-five-action-items-to-assist-gulf-war-veterans/ The testimony was submitted by Denise Nichols, Maj, USAFR(ret), RN(ret health), MSN, Gulf War Veteran, and Vice Chairman National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition. Here are some of the action items concerning CFS: It occurs to me that #22 could backfire for veterans if they got it, depending on which CFS/ME/Fibromyalgia "experts" they got. I seem to remember that a few years ago William Reeves was working with the VA on fatigue studies (of course, my memory isn't very reliable these days). I agree that veterans with Gulf War Illness need to be included in XMRV studies. I wonder if there's anything we could do to promote this? It seems like it would be one way for the ME/CFS to honor and help our war veterans. Maybe it could be as simple as trying to remember to include GWI when we are talking about the spectrum of neuroimmune diseases like fibromyalgia and MCS.