Laughlin Air Force Base

Base Background

Location Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, United States
Years of Operation 1942-Present

Laughlin Air Force Base opened in 1942 as Laughlin Army Air Field. The site closed after World War II and reopened at the start of the Cold War. This base is currently home to the 47th Flying Training Wing. They focus on airmen, pilot, and leadership training for the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard.

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 Laughlin 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.