Location: Barksdale AFB, LA 71110
Years of Operation: 1932-Present
Barksdale Air Force Base opened in 1932 as Barksdale Field. This site was originally an airfield. Control of the base switched from the Army Air Force Training Command to the Air Training Command, and eventually the Strategic Air Command in the 40’s. Currently, the base is owned by the U.S. Air Force and operated by the Air Force Global Strike Command. This site trains Airmen and B-52’s for active combat.
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 Barksdale 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.