Just in case anyone still thinks the gov cares about you or your service
In a nut shell, immediately after 9/11 US leased a base in Uzbekistan for convenience to Afghan. Base was contaminated with radiation and many other toxins and the DoD knew it. Sent US troops there anyway and those who were stationed there have been coming down with cancers in droves. VA is denying anything is out of the ordinary and denying claims. When affected soldiers and airmen approached the VA and DoD for help, the government hired a health company to deflect all their questions.