Location: Altus, OK 73521
Years of Operation: 1943-Present
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)||Increased cholesterol|
Reproductive, developmental, liver, kidney, and immunological issues in laboratory animals. Tumors in animals. (Source)
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.