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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

  • VA established this free registry in 2014 to help better understand the potential health effects of exposure to airborne hazards during military service. By joining the registry, you can provide information via a health questionnaire that will help the VA provide better care to all Veterans. There is an optional health evaluation performed by a VA or military health provider after you complete the questionnaire. You are eligible to participate in this registry if you served in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield (ODS), New Dawn (OND), or Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF). To learn more about the registry, please visit the VA’s public health site.

 Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals and Materials

  • Visit the VA website to learn more about illnesses and other conditions that may be caused by contact with harmful chemicals or other hazardous materials while serving in the military.  

Three Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions Added

  • If you have an illness caused by exposure to Agent Orange during military service mainly during the Vietnam War, visit the VA website here to find out if you are eligible for disability compensation and how to apply. To schedule an Agent Orange Registry exam nearest you, contact your local Environmental Health Coordinator to set up an exam nearest to you.  

Gulf War Registry Health Exam for Veterans

  • Veterans who served in the Gulf during Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn are eligible for the Gulf War Registry exam. You do not need to be enrolled in VA health care to take part. Please contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting a Gulf War Registry exam. Veterans who are eligible for the Gulf War Registry exam may also join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, which includes additional data related to airborne hazards.