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AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE:

Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide used by the U.S. military for control of vegetation. It was named for the orange band around the storage barrel. The military sprayed Agent Orange and other tactical herbicides during the Vietnam War. Veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange include Veterans who served in different locations, including Vietnam, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, on Thai Air Force bases, at other locations, and who flew on or worked on C-123 Aircraft. 

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Locations and Time Frames: 

Cancers Associated: 

Between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975

you must have served for any length of time in at least one of these locations: 

- Republic of Vietnam

- Aboard a U.S. military vessel that operated in the inland waterways of Vietnam 

- On a vessel operating not more than 12 nautical miles seaward from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia 

Any U.S. or Royal Thai military base in Thailand from January 9, 1962, through June 30, 1976, or  

Laos from December 1, 1965, through September 30, 1969, 

Cambodia at Mimot or Krek, Kampong Cham Province from April 16, 1969, through April 30, 1969,

 

Guam or American Samoa or in the territorial waters off Guam or American Samoa from January 9, 1962, through July 31, 1980, or 

Johnston Atoll or on a ship that called at Johnston Atoll from January 1, 1972, through September 30, 1977 

Or at least one of these must be true for you: 

You served in or near the Korean DMZ for any length of time between September 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971

You served on active duty in a regular Air Force unit location where a C-123 aircraft with traces of Agent Orange was assigned, and had repeated contact with this aircraft due to your flight, ground, or medical duties

You were involved in transporting, testing, storing, or other uses of Agent Orange during your military service

You were assigned as a Reservist to certain flight, ground, or medical crew duties at one of the locations listed here 

Eligible Reserve locations, time periods, and units include: 

 

Lockbourne/Rickenbacker Air Force Base in Ohio, 1969 to 1986 (906th and 907th Tactical Air Groups or 355th and 356th Tactical Airlift Squadrons) 

Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, 1972 to 1982 (731st Tactical Air Squadron and 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

 

 901st Organizational Maintenance Squadron) 

Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania, 1972 to 1982 (758th Airlift Squadron) 

- Bladder cancer

- Chronic B-cell leukemia

- Hodgkin’s disease

- Multiple myeloma

- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

- Prostate cancer

- Respiratory cancers (including lung cancer)

- Some soft tissue sarcomas

Note: We don’t include osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or mesothelioma on our list of presumptive conditions

- AL amyloidosis

- Chloracne (or other types of acneiform disease like it)

Note: Under our rating regulations, this condition must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of herbicide exposure.

- Diabetes mellitus type 2 High blood pressure (hypertension)

- Hypothyroidism

Ischemic heart disease

- Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)

- Parkinsonism Parkinson’s disease Peripheral neuropathy, early onset

Note: Under our rating regulations, this condition must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of herbicide exposure.

- Porphyria cutanea tarda

Note: Under our rating regulations, this condition must be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of herbicide exposure.

 

While this is the presumptive list if you have any type of Cancer or other Illness you believe is associated with exposure to Agent Orange call or visit our office so we can help you find supporting information to file a claim.

Other Illnesses:

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