Personal watercrafts can be highly dangerous vehicles, even for trained professionals. In 2008, the U.S. Coast Guard counted 4,789 boating accidents involving 709 deaths, 3,331 injuries and $54 million in property damage. Watercraft accidents accounted for 23% of that total. The U.S. Coast Guard noted that the top causes of accidents were operator related: carelessness, inattention, no proper lookout, inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol use.

Many Vietnam War veterans suffering from the effects of exposure to Agent Orange during their period of service, are unable to get VA benefits because they were stationed in Korea and not Vietnam, during the war. The government's position in this regard is intolerable. Recently published in Veterans Today U.S. Veterans stationed in Korea during the late 1960's have confirmed that Agent Orange was stored at and transferred to the DMZ and Vietnman from Korea. Randy Watson, who was stationed at Ascom Depot, Company B, a supply and transport company stated that barrels of Agent Orange were stored at his camp. He told reporters, "We shipped supplies all over Korea and the far east. We would also take supplies by convoy to the DMZ area and to southern Korea". On another U.S. veteran website, an anonymous man who served at Ascom Depot's Company B from 1968 to 1970, gave more detailed testimony about Agent Orange. He said there were "toxicity warning signs" and barrels of the defoliant were kept in storehouses and in the basement of Company B barracks. Company servicemen transferred barrels to the DMZ, or soldiers came from DMZ to take barrels there.

Women returning from service in Afghanistan and Iraq have been faced with difficulty in obtaining support for PTSD from the VA. Because women technically serve in combat support roles, its harder for them to substantiate claims of PTSD. When claiming PTSD, veterans must point to a trigger or series of triggers.