K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base

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Location K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan, 49841, United States
Years of Operation 1949-1995

K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base opened in 1949 as a municipal airport. The Air Force took over the site in 1956, and units like the 473rd Fighter Group and 56th Fighter Group moved onto the base in the following years. The base officially closed in 1995 following the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act. Environmental activities occurred on the base following this closure.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force 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.