Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Base Background

Location Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, United States
Years of Operation 1918-Present

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base became a military installation in 1918. Prior to that, the site was a Wright Brothers testing site. The base expanded significantly during the World Wars, and the Wright and Patterson bases merged in 1948. Today, the base is home to the 88th Air Force Wing, Aeronautical Systems Center, Air Force Security Assistance Center, and Air Force Material Command.

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 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible to compensation.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.