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VGULFWAR
Served in Persian Gulf War theater

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This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.

Description

VGULFWAR indicates whether the focal person served on active duty in the first Persian Gulf War Theater, also called Operation Desert Storm. This conflict lasted from August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991. Service periods for veterans are reported in the basic CPS survey component.

(See the variable description for VETSTAT for more information on who is considered a veteran by the U.S. Census Bureau.)

This variable is part of the Veterans Supplement

Comparability

This variable is comparable over time.

In 2003 and earlier, Veteran's supplement respondents were 18 and older; in 2005 and later, respondents to the supplement were 17 and older.

Universe

  • Veterans who indicated a portion of their service had been since August 2, 1990

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995 - - - - - - - X - - - -
1997 - - - - - - - - X - - -
1999 - - - - - - - - X - - -

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