Location: Hurlburt Field AFB, FL 32544
Years of Operation: 1942-Present
Hurlburt Field Air Force Base opened in the early 1940’s on Eglin Air Force Base reservation. Starting in the 1950’s the site became a missile testing and launch site, later playing a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the late 20th century, special operations training became the main mission of the base. All branches of the military are present at the base. Some of the units currently on the base includes the Air Force Special Operations Command and 1st Special Operations Wing.
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 Hurlburt Field 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.