Eglin Air Force Base opened in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base, which was an Army Air Corps training facility. This site later became a proving ground and munitions center, taking up 640 square miles of land. The base was transferred to the Air Force following World War II. Personnel on the base focused on missile technology and testing. Currently, this site is home to numerous units including the 96th Test Wing, 53rd Wing, and 20th Space Control Squadron.
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 were stationed at Eglin Air Force Base and 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.