Grissom Air Reserve Base

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Location Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana, United States
Years of Operation 1942-Present

Grissom Air Reserve Base opened in 1942 as Bunker Hill Naval Air Station. At the time, the base served as a training site for the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines. Grissom briefly closed after World War II and reopened at the start of the Korean conflict. The base mainly focused on bomber training. It was renamed in 1968, and the training focus shifted to tankers. Grissom officially became an Air Force Reserve location in 1994 and is currently home to the 434th Air Refueling 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 Grissom Air Reserve Base, you may be eligible for compensation for illnesses connected to toxic exposure.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.