Keesler Air Force Base opened in 1941, and training operations began just months after opening. Initially, the base focused on bombing, gunnery, and aerial training. They also trained radio operators for wartime communications. Today, the base focuses on computer, electronic, and weather training. It’s home to the 81st Training Wing, 403rd Wing, 2nd Air Force, and 85th Engineering Installation Squadron.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Potential Effects||-||-||Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer|
If you were stationed at Keesler 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.