Location: Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648
Years of Operation: 1943-Present
Mountain Home Air Force Base was built in 1942 and became operational in 1943. The U.S. Army Corps occupied the base, focusing on combat training. Various bombardment groups trained at the base, until the site was temporarily deactivated and transferred to the Air Force in 1948. Mountain Home AFB housed two of the world’s largest radar systems during the 80’s, continuing to train bomber and fighter units as well. The base is currently home to the 366th Fighter Wing.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Jet Fuel||Nervous system damage, nausea, anxiety, memory loss, irritability, depression|
|Benzene||Bone marrow damage, anemia, leukemia|
If you were stationed at Mountain Home 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.