Location: Cannon AFB, NM 88103
Years of Operation: 1909-Present
Cannon Air Force Base was established in 1909 as an airport. It became a municipal airport in the 1920’s until the military began using the site in the early 1940’s. The base first hosted the P-51 Mustang and Tactical Air Command in 1951, and it became Cannon Air Force Base several years later. Currently, this site is home to the 27th Special Operations Wing. The unit focuses on airpower operations.
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 Cannon 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.