Dyess Air Force Base

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Location Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, United States
Years of Operation 1942-Present

Dyess Air Force Base opened in 1942 as Tye Army Airfield. The site briefly became a Texas Army National Guard Training site but was later inaugurated as an air base in the early 50’s. Today, the base is home to the 7th Bomb Wing.

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 Dyess 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.