Location: Glen Arm, MD
Years of Operation: 1983-Present
The Maryland National Guard has used the Gunpowder Military Reservation site as a training facility since the early 80’s. Officials recently renamed the facility as the H. Steven Blum Military Reservation. This location includes 253 acres of training facilities which includes a weapons range, obstacle course, and live-fire shoot house. There is also a prisoner-of-war training site on the reservation. Currently the 20th Special Forces Group and other units are present on the base.
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 the gunpowder Military Reservation 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.