Altus Air Force Base opened in 1932 as a pilot training site. The base was temporarily inactive until the Korean War, as there was a heightened need for pilots. Today, the base is a Strategic Airlift and Air refueling Training School. The site is home to the 97th Air Mobility Wing, and they primarily focus on C-5, C-17, and KC-135 training.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you were stationed at Altus Air Force Base and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.