If you do use VA medical facilities, NEVER tell them anything when asked if you have nightmares or other possible mental issues or you may loose your right to purchase a hand gun or any gun that requires background checks. This has no right to relate to veterans or anyone else. Allow normal channels to do their job. Even though I use the VA, and they do a good job, you still don't tell more than you need too. CYA is always a good motto when dealing with any government agency.