Location: Sheppard AFB, TX 76311
Years of Operation: 1941-Present
Sheppard Air Force Base opened in 1941 as an Air Corps training site. Tens of thousands of pilots and mechanics trained at the base during World War II. The location continued air training through the conflicts of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Today, the base is home to the 82nd Training Wing and 80th Flying Training Wing.
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 Sheppard 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.