“I’m Mad as Hell”: Air Force Members Blame Health Horrors on Toxic Exposure

Two memories stand out to Terrine Crooks from her arrival at George Air Force Base in the summer of 1980. One is the sense of apprehension she felt at seeing for the first time the broad, flat, barren expanse of the base on the skirt-tails of the Mojave Desert. “I was like, ‘oh my God.’ I was a New Hampshire girl who’d left a beautiful green land.” The second, she said, was how she was told by in-processing personnel not to get pregnant [Read More...]

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George AFB’s Organochlorine Pesticides’ Contamination

In 2002, aldrin, chlordane, DDT, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, and lindane were detected in the surface soil at the George AFB Family Housing ... [Read More...]
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George AFB’s Asbestos Contamination

“There are 1,970 buildings on-base (including 1,641 housing units) with a total square footage of floor space of 4,629,926, approximately 10 ... [Read More...]
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George AFB’s Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing Decontamination Centers

With the recent declassification and/or release of documents, through FOIA, by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) and Defense Threat ... [Read More...]
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Is George AFB the Air Force’s Camp Lejeune?

Is the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453, ″ the Air Force’s Camp Lejeune?  Yes! Some people have asked ... [Read More...]
Radioactive Waste Disposal Site at George AFB SEDA

Southeast Disposal Area – Completed Exposure Pathways

Supply Wells Supply Wells The SEDA is physically located about ¼ mile upstream of the Drinking Water Supply Wells for George AFB, Adelanto, ... [Read More...]
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George AFB’s Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste Sites

Potential Contaminants of Concern at the former George Air Force Base, CA, "EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453" Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM), Aviation [Avgas], Benzene, ... [Read More...]
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Industrial Waste – Completed Exposure Pathways

From 1965 to 1 December 1981 (16 years), the Air Force dumped 5,578,400 gallons of industrial waste containing known carcinogens into ... [Read More...]
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George AFB’s Children

  I have received dozens of personal accounts about miscarriages, stillbirths, birth defects, and childhood cancers at George Air Force Base.  Here ... [Read More...]
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George AFB’s Burn Pits and Incinerators

The Burn Pits and Incinerators at George Air Force Base provided a Completed Exposure Pathway (CEP). Burn Pits and Incinerators → known carcinogens and respiratory ... [Read More...]
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George AFB’s Schools – Completed Exposure Pathways

Several people have reported that they, family members, friends, or coworkers from the George AFB schools have cancer. If you worked at ... [Read More...]

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Aquifer Used For Drinking Water Supply, Contaminated Surface / Structure, Indoor Air, Soil, Soil Vapor
Source: CA State Water Resources Control Board

Contaminants of Concern

Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) / Friable Asbestos, Aviation [Avgas], Benzene, Chlordane, Diesel, Explosives (UXO, MEC) [Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) / Munitions and Explosives of Concern (MEC)], Gasoline, Heating Oil / Fuel Oil, MTBE / TBA / Other Fuel Oxygenates, Munitions Debris (MD), Nitrate, Other Insecticides [Aldrin / Dieldrin] / Pesticide / Fumigants / Herbicides, Other Petroleum, Other Solvent Or Non-Petroleum Hydrocarbon, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Radioactive Isotopes, Tetrachloroethylene (PCE), Toluene, Trichloroethylene (TCE), Vinyl Chloride, Waste Oil / Motor / Hydraulic / Lubricating, Xylene

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CA State Water Resources Control Board

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News Feeds

  • DOD Human Research – News

    July 27, 2013
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  • The Atomic Sailors U.S.S. Calhoun County – News

    December 22, 2013
    The Atomic Sailors by William R. Levesque “It was the Navy’s dirtiest job. The crew of the U.S.S. Calhoun County dumped thousands of radioactive barrels into the Atlantic Ocean from 1946 to 1960. The Navy [Read More...]
  • Treasure Island Naval Station – News

    April 15, 2014
    Treasure Island Naval Station was home to US Navy’s Nuclear War Academies The navy’s nuclear war academies used a variety of radionuclides in their training The Navy did not acknowledge that history publicly, and as a result, cleanup [Read More...]
  • Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA – News

    February 5, 2014
    El Toxic Hell Toro – Death Sentence for Marines from Tim King 2 years ago Not Yet Rated El Toxic Hell Toro Part Two: A Death Sentence for Marines and School Kids? (IRVINE, Calif.) – A number of [Read More...]
  • USS Reagan – Fukushima Radiation – News

    November 26, 2014
    Judge: Sailors’ class-action suit can proceed over alleged radiation … Stars and Stripes-Oct 30, 2014 Judge: Sailors’ class-action suit can proceed over alleged radiation … for a variety of ailments from radiation exposure following a [Read More...]
  • McClellan Air Force Base – News

    January 1, 2015
    Pentagon puts budget concerns ahead of Fort McClellan troops’ welfare The Pentagon doesn’t want to spend the money to alert hundreds of thousands of soldiers who served at a once-contaminated Army base that they may [Read More...]
  • Contaminated Military Family Housing – News

    June 20, 2014
    Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe The lawsuit alleges breaches of contract, violation of the landlord-tenant code, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud and unfair and deceptive trade practices. The lawsuit alleges the company [Read More...]
  • Burn Pits and Incinerators – News

    March 4, 2015
    Virtually every military base in the United States used unlined burn pits and incinerators (without an air scrubber to remove toxic chemicals).  Tens of Thousands of Americans were injured by this practice.  George Air Force [Read More...]
  • George Air Force Base, CA – News

    January 22, 2014
    Air Force’s High Desert Legacy: Untold & Unknown Contamination Levels By Daniel Ross – April 23, 2016 “I’m Mad as Hell”: Air Force Members Blame Health Horrors on Toxic Exposure By Daniel Ross – 17 April [Read More...]
  • SEC Charges Victorville and the SCLAA – News

    April 29, 2013
    California City, Underwriter Misled Investors, SEC Says U.S. regulators accused Victorville, California, and underwriters of lying to investors by inflating property values backing $13.3 million of municipal bonds to redevelop a closed air force base [George [Read More...]
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC – News

    January 22, 2014
    The DOD’s Modus Operandi (M.O.) – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC The DOD lied to the public and local, state, and federal regulators and congress; withheld records; covered-up deaths that were the result of [Read More...]

Personal Accounts

  • Lorie Clark

    February 1, 2016
    My name is Lorie Clark, I was stationed at George AFB from 1980-1983. I lived in base housing from 1981-1983. My husband at the time and two daughters lived there. One was born at the [Read More...]
  • Andrea Asa Sonnenberg

    June 4, 2013
    My name is Andrea Asa Sonnenberg, and my father was a career officer in the USAF. For the first 10 years of my life, we lived on base, moving from such diverse areas as Germany, [Read More...]
  • Cheryl J. Wolford-Stamps-Carter

    July 2, 2015
    My sister and I were born on George’s Air Force base in 1955 and 1954 respectively. My father Wolford last name was enlisted. My Mother was Beverly. They were married. She died of liver disease [Read More...]
  • Connie Curry

    July 2, 2015
    I lived at George from 77 to 80 with my family they were young kids at that time. There were always problems with the water. they would shut it off with no notice, then turn [Read More...]
  • Brigitte Leehr

    January 30, 2016
    My name is Brigitte Leehr (Jones), I lived on George AFB from 1976 – 1979.  I was a dependent child and we lived on base housing during those years. We were deployed to Lakenheath England [Read More...]
  • Donna Lenz

    August 14, 2015
    My husband has also had Esophageal and prostate cancer. And we lost a child to anencephaly. He was based here, then onto Phu Cat. He got the toxins from everywhere!
  • Melissa Hensley

    October 8, 2014
    My name is Melissa Hensley my mother was stationed at George AFB in 1980-1983 so was my father. We lived in Victorville. My mom was a jet engine mechanic she was around trichloroethylene (TCE)  so was my [Read More...]
  • C. Wilkinson

    July 1, 2015
    I arrived in Fall of 1984 and I had heard from people that they were telling women not to get pregnant. So when I got pregnant in 1985 I was told by the doctor at [Read More...]
  • D. G.

    January 31, 2016
    My name is D. G., I lived at George AFB as a child of an active duty soldier. I lived there from 83 to 91, at 238 Oregon St. I/m 36 years of age and suffer [Read More...]
  • Bridgette Smith

    August 17, 2014
    My name is Bridgette Smith, and my father was stationed at George AFB from 1983- 1991. We moved to Wyoming Ct, off of the flight line, when I was 5 and moved off base when [Read More...]
  • Lisa McCrea

    February 28, 2016
    My name is  Lisa McCrea, I arrived at GAFB a normal, healthy woman in 1987 but, certainly didn’t leave that way. I suffered a horrible miscarriage with my first pregnancy and nearly died at 4 [Read More...]
  • Larry P. Campos

    July 2, 2015
    I was stationed at George Air Force Base from 1969 thru 1973, with a tour of South East Asia in between. I was a crew chief on F4 Phantoms. In 2005, I was diagnosed with [Read More...]
  • George AFB’s Children

    November 6, 2012
      I have received dozens of personal accounts about miscarriages, stillbirths, birth defects, and childhood cancers at George Air Force Base.  Here are some excerpts from these accounts: “When I arrived at the base [George [Read More...]

Articals

  • Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (KSAAP) – Pesticides

    December 31, 2014
    “It is the EPA’s decision that the pesticides are no longer protected under “intended use” when the structures are demolished or are to be demolished. Because of this, the chemical’s “intended use” is no longer applicable, and [Read More...]
  • Victorville Federal Correctional Complex

    October 21, 2012
    If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to fear. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) requires the Air Force to make full disclosure of known and suspected contaminants when the [Read More...]
  • What can I do to get help for others and myself?

    August 18, 2014

    I was stationed at George AFB and I think that my health problems are connected to the toxic contamination at George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453.″ Request a complete and unredacted copy, printout, or export of your military personnel; inpatient, outpatient, dental, and mental health medical records from the National Personnel Records Center […] [Read More…]

  • George Air Force Base Intro

    November 13, 2012
    Did the Department of Defense (DOD) misrepresent the nature and extent of the environmental contamination at the former George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453″?  Yes.  In doing so, the DOD wasted in excess [Read More...]
  • Mojave River Basin

    October 21, 2012
    Because George Air Force Base is in the Mojave Desert, protection of the water supply is of critical concern. Unfortunately,George AFB’s contamination has seriously damaged the fragile aquifer system of the Mojave River Ground-Water Basin [Read More...]
  • John R. Sabol, J.D., P.E.

    December 14, 2011
    John Richard Sabol, J.D., P.E. (21 December 1932 – 3 August 2000) was the Chief Environmental & Contracting Programming / Community Planner / Construction Engineer for George Air Force Base, CA from June 1976 to February [Read More...]
  • DoD’s Breach of Trust

    May 30, 2013
    Because the Department of Defense (DoD) has not acknowledged the true nature and extent of the environmental contamination at the former George AFB, and its Completed Exposure Pathways (CEP): Doctors cannot treat the toxic exposures [Read More...]
  • Ocean Dumping of Radioactive Waste

    December 23, 2013
    Burial of Radioactive Waste in the USAF Page 26, section (2), refers to burial of radioactive waste at sea in 2 locations. 1. 72° 43” west longitude: 38° 40” north latitude, 2. 123° 6” west longitude: 37° 40” north [Read More...]
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    November 30, 2014
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  • Names and Commands

    October 21, 2012
    Established as the Air Corps Advanced Flying School: 23 June 1941 Construction Began: 12 July 1941 Occupied: 25 October 1941 Renamed Victorville Army Flying School: 6 February 1942 Renamed Victorville Army Air Field: 23 April [Read More...]
  • Due Diligence

    October 20, 2012
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