Air Force Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Residue on Planes

We’ve written about presumed service-connection for certain conditions suffered by veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. But new evidence reported by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine suggests that somewhere between 1500-2100 Air Force veterans (including flight, medical and ground maintenance crew members) may also be included in this group due to residue on the planes that could have been contaminated as recently as 1986.

VA representatives are now encouraging individuals who served in the Air Force/Air Force Reserves between 1969-1986 to determine if they had any service-connected conditions that may have been the result of Agent Orange, particularly if they served in the following locations:

  • Lockbourne/Rickenbacker Air Force Base in Ohio (906th and 907th Tactical Air Groups or 355th and 356th Tactical Airlift Squadron)
  • Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts (731st Tactical Air Squadron and 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron)
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, International Airport ( 758th Airlift Squadron)

If you suffer from the effects of Agent Orange or another service-connected disability, having an experienced West Virginia Veterans Disability Attorney on your side can help you obtain the veterans’ disability benefits you deserve.

Call Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, toll-free at 877-526-3455 or use our online contact form to set up your free initial consultation.

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