Location: Gwinn, MI 49841
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.
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 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.