The Gulfport Naval Construction Battalion Center was established in 1942 as a Seabees base. The Seabees are civilian construction workers, and this unit began military service around the country and internationally during World War II. Starting in 1944, the base focused on training electricians, engineers, diesel workers, radio workers, and quartermasters. Today, the Amphibious Construction Fleet Units and Maritime Prepositioning Force are among the resident units. This site is home to over 4,500 Navy Seabees.
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 Gulfport Naval Construction Battalion Center 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.