Location: Whiteman AFB, MO 65309
Years of Operation: 1942-Present
Whiteman AFB opened in 1942 as Sedalia Army Air Field. This site was home to the C-46 and C-47 transport planes. After the military closed the site temporarily, they reopened the base under its current name. It became the main location for the Strategic Air Command. Whiteman AFB is currently home to the 509th Bomb Wing, which is the only B-2 Spirit stealth bomber unit in the world.
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 Whiteman 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.