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 AFB] in Oct 81, they told us during our inbrief that there was a high infant mortality rate and females should consider NOT getting pregnant while assigned there.” G. A.
- “I was told during in brief they had high infant mortality rate and females should not get pregnant”
- “I was asked to donate my infant’s body for scientific research by an airforce OB/GYN, Dr. …“
- “I was asked to donate her body ‘to science’ so they could study this rare case of …“
- “I was a healthy 19 year old with 2 failed pregnancies when he told me I might want to consider not having children for 1 or 2 years …“
- “The two who were born at GAFB, both had babies born with birth defects.“
- “A family friend’s two youngest daughters were born at George, and when they grew up and had kids, both of their firstborn children had the same serious birth defect.“
- “My daughter also had all of her intestines on the outside, stomach and part of her liver too.“
- “I was there from 81-85. Could never have children.“
- “My ex-wife and I tried to get pregnant while I was there from 86-90, but it didn’t work“
- “Lost a set of twins and my daughter had birth defects when she was born. Ran into our babysitters parents at Lackland. She was there and died from cancer….she was 16.“
- Did the Department of Veterans Affairs tell you that there was a potential problem at George? “NO“.
- Did the Department of Defense or Air Force tell you that there was a potential problem at George? “NO“.
- “The military suddenly couldn’t find my medical records“
- “The AF couldn’t find my child’s medical records“
- “San Bernardino County couldn’t find my child’s death certificate“
- “The AF did not file my child’s death certificate with San Bernardino County“
George AFB’s potentially high infant mortality, birth-defects, and/or high childhood cancer rate were not reported to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) for the Health Assessment of George AFB.
This page was updated on: 10/05/2014