Location: Columbus AFB, MS 39710
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
Columbus Air Force Base was established in 1941 as an army air field. At the time, the base focused on bomber and fighter pilot training. This site was renamed Columbus Army Flying School a year after opening, and about 195 pilots graduated per month during World War II. Flight training activities continued through the conflicts of the twentieth century. Today, the base is home to the 14th Flying Training Wing, Mission Support Group, Medical Group, and Operations Group.
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 Columbus 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.