The Channel Islands Air National Guard Station is currently home to the 146th Airlift Wing and the 562nd Air Force Band. The station’s main missions include providing humanitarian support following disasters, air dropping equipment to combat and in-training troops, completing medical missions, and more. They primarily fly the C-130 Hercules, which is an aircraft used in firefighting. The plan is able to drop 3,000 gallons of water and firefighting substances on fire sites.
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 worked or participated in missions at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station and have 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.