This base originally opened in 1942 as Homestead Army Airfield. Following World War II, the base returned to civilian use and became the Dade County Airport. It then reopened in 1953 as Homestead Air Force Base. The base was severely damaged by a hurricane in 1992, and it later reopened in 1994 as an Air Force Reserve location. Currently, this facility is home to 482nd Fighter Wing and 10th Air Force.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Heavy metals (misc.)||Potential Effects||Pneumonitis hypersensitivity||-||Multiple myeloma|
If you were stationed at Homestead Air Reserve 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.