Joint Base Andrews was established in 1943 as Camp Springs Army Air Field. At the time, the base’s mission was to train fighter pilots for active combat. The base was renamed Andrews Field in 1945. Andrews continued pilot training over the following decades, but the base was also well known for transporting prominent military and government leaders. In recent decades, Andrews AFB became Joint Base Andrews, hosting over 50 tenant units. The 11th Wing, Honor Guard, and 89th Airlift Wing are just a few of the units on the base today.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Petroleum||Potential Effects||-||-||Multiple myeloma, Laryngeal cancer|
Other hazardous chemicals were found on the base in addition to Petroleum. If you were stationed at Joint Base Andrews 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.