Beale Air Force Base

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Location Beale Air Force Base, California, United States
Years of Operation 1942-Present

Beale Air Force Base opened in 1942 as Camp Beale. The Army transferred the base to the Air Force in 1948. Since then, the site’s mission has been training and deploying airmen. They also focus on surveillance, reconnaissance, and intelligence delivery. There are currently about 4,500 active duty service members on the property, as well as thousands more family members and civilian employees.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at Beale 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.