Naval Air Station Oceana was built in 1943 and expanded over the following decades. Today, the site is the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base. It’s home to 19 fighter squadrons and about 250 advanced aircrafts, including the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. There are over 10 thousand active Navy members on the base, as well as thousands of family members and civilian employees.
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 Naval Air Station Oceana 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.