Get help for others and myself?

I think that our health problems the result of my exposure to the toxic contamination at George Air Force Base, CA, “EPA Superfund ID: CA2570024453.″

I was stationed at George AFB and I am sick
  1. Request a copy, of your military records from the National Personnel Records Center.
    If you do not word your request for your records exactly as shown below, they will only produce the records that they choose to copy.

    • “I, ______, am requesting a complete and unredacted copy, printout, or export, of ANY AND ALL OF MY MILITARY RECORDS. THIS SHOULD INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, a copy of my: military personnel file, DD214, discharge paperwork, orders, duty restrictions, discipline records, prescriptions, lab work, X-rays, MRIs, CAT scans, inpatient medical records, outpatient medical records, dental medical records, and mental health medical records. Please include ALL miscellaneous documents in the OMPF.”
  2. Contact a VA attorney or a service officer, and file a claim for your toxic exposure. The Vietnam Veterans of America are the only service organization to file lawsuits and win on behalf of large blocks of veterans.
  3. Have your legal representative invoke the “VA’s Duty to Assist” under the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 (VCAA) in establishing a toxic injury. This provision in the VCAA can be used to force the VA to obtain the records. “VA’s Responsibilities include: Obtaining relevant records from any Federal agency. This may include records from the military, EPA, and ATSDR.”
  4. Contact the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), and have them do a workup and a toxic exposure evaluation (AOEC Clinic Directory).
  5. IF the AOEC does find a potential connection between your health problems and an exposure at Military Family Housing, it is VERY important that you contact an attorney immediately because there is a limited time-frame to take legal action. I would recommend using the Martindale-Hubbell Find Lawyers and Law Firms look for a law firm in your state with an AV rating.
  6. Contact the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Regional Office where you live, and contact the ATSDR Western Branch – Region 9 where the Military Family Housing is located.
  7. Contact the U.S. Congress and the White House, visit their offices, write letters, and call and ask for assistance.
  8. Contact your local press.
  9. Write Letters to the Editor of the your local paper.
  10. Post your story @ GeorgeAFB.Info.
  11. Submit your story to social network sites about at Military Family Housing, such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. If you find other groups, please let me know and I will include them in the list.
  12. Contact all of those whom you served with, and tell them about the contamination at DOD Base Family Housing and about your health problems, and ask them if they are having similar problems. Ask them to contact others.
  13. If you can afford it, post ads in your local paper that might reach those affected.

If you are married, have your spouse work with you. Think of it as a tag team. You will get burnt-out, so have your spouse fight while you take a break. Have your spouse call and write; they usually get better results. PS: The VA is afraid of angry wives.

Above all, be patient, polite, and persistent.

File a VA claim for a deceased military spouse

  1. Request a complete and unredacted copy of your deceased spouse’s military personnel, health, and medical records from the National Personnel Records Center.
  2. Contact a VA attorney or a service officer and file a claim for your toxic exposure. The Vietnam Veterans of America are the only service organization to file lawsuits and win on behalf large blocks of veterans.
  3. Have your legal representative invoke the “VA’s Duty to Assist” under the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 (VCAA) in establishing a toxic injury. This provision in the VCCAA can be used to force the VA to obtain the records. “VA’s Responsibilities include Obtaining relevant records from any Federal agency. This may include records from the military, EPA, and ATSDR.”
  4. Contact the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC), and have them do a workup and a toxic exposure evaluation (AOEC Clinic Directory).
  5. IF the AOEC does find a potential connection between your health problems and an exposure at the George AFB, it is VERY important that you contact an attorney immediately because there is a limited time-frame to take legal action. I would recommend using the Martindale-Hubbell Find Lawyers and Law Firms look for a law firm in your state with an AV rating.
  6. Contact the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Regional Office where you live, and contact the ATSDR Western Branch – Region 9 where George AFB is located.
  7. Contact the U.S. Congress and the White House, visit their offices, write letters, and call and ask for assistance.
  8. Contact your local press.
  9. Write Letters to the Editor of the Victorville Daily Press.
  10. Submit your story and give GeorgeAFB.Info permission to publish it on the website.
  11. Submit your story to social network sites about George AFB, such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. If you find other groups, please let me know and I will include them in the list
    1. Facebook – George AFB
    2. Facebook – I lived on George Air Force Base
    3. Facebook – George AFB – Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)
    4. Military.com Forums – People stationed at George AFB CA from 1985-1991
    5. Yahoo – George AFB
  12. Contact all of those whom you served with, and tell them about the contamination at George AFB and your health problems, and ask them if they are having similar problems. Ask them to contact others.
  13. If you can afford it, post ads in the Victorville Daily Press or other papers that might reach those affected.

An adult non-military family member (military dependent) is sick or deceased

  1. Contact an attorney
  2. Contact the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) and have them do a workup and a toxic exposure evaluation. AOEC Clinic Directory
  3. IF the AOEC does find a potential connection between your health problems and an exposure at the George AFB, it is VERY important that you contact an attorney immediately because there is a limited time-frame to take legal action. I would recommend using the Martindale-Hubbell Find Lawyers and Law Firms look for a law firm in your state with an AV rating.
  4. Contact the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Regional Office where you live and contact the ATSDR Western Branch – Region 9 where George AFB is located.
  5. Contact the U.S. Congress and the White House, visit their offices, write letters, and call and ask for assistance.
  6. Contact your local press.
  7. Write Letters to the Editor of the Victorville Daily Press.
  8. Submit your story and give GeorgeAFB.Info permission to publish it on the website.
  9. Submit your story to social network sites about George AFB, such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. If you find other groups, please let me know and I will include them in the list.
    1. Facebook – George AFB
    2. Facebook – I lived on George Air Force Base
    3. Facebook – George AFB – Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)
    4. Military.com Forums – People stationed at George AFB CA from 1985-1991
    5. Yahoo – George AFB
  10. Contact all of those whom you served with, and tell them about the contamination at George AFB and your health problems, and ask them if they are having similar problems. Ask them to contact others.
  11. If you can afford it, post ads in the Victorville Daily Press or other papers that might reach those affected.

My child is sick or deceased

  1. Contact an attorney
  2. Contact the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) and have them do a workup and a toxic exposure evaluation. Find PEHSU Experts
  3. IF the PEHSU does find a potential connection between your child’s health problems and an exposure at the George AFB, it is VERY important that you contact an attorney immediately because there is a limited time-frame to take legal action. I would recommend using the Martindale-Hubbell Find Lawyers and Law Firms look for a law firm in your state with an AV rating.
  4. Contact the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Regional Office where you live and contact the ATSDR Western Branch – Region 9 where George AFB is located.
  5. Contact the U.S. Congress and the White House, visit their offices, write letters, and call and ask for assistance.
  6. Contact your local press.
  7. Write Letters to the Editor of the Victorville Daily Press.
  8. Submit your story and give GeorgeAFB.Info permission to publish it on the website.
  9. Submit your story to social network sites about George AFB, such as Facebook and Yahoo Groups. If you find other groups, please let me know and I will include them in the list.
    1. Facebook – George AFB
    2. Facebook – I lived on George Air Force Base
    3. Facebook – George AFB – Hazardous Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW)
    4. Military.com Forums – People stationed at George AFB CA from 1985-1991
    5. Yahoo – George AFB
  10. Contact all of those whom you served with, and tell them about the contamination at George AFB and your health problems, and ask them if they are having similar problems. Ask them to contact others.
  11. If you can afford it, post ads in the Victorville Daily Press or other papers that might reach those affected.

I am not a doctor or attorney, and cannot give medical advice or legal advice.

If you, a friend, or loved one has been injured or died as a result of the contamination at a DOD Superfund Site please follow the steps that are outlined at Get Help.

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2 Comments

    • I am not a doctor or attorney, and cannot give medical advice or legal advice.

      If you have no health problems now, I wouldn’t worry.

      If you are sick or you think you may have been injured, please follow the steps that are outlined @ http://georgeafb.info/can-get-help-others/ and follow the directions in the section “I was stationed at George AFB and I am sick” to get evaluated for a toxic exposure by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) nearest you.
      See: http://www.aoec.org/directory.htm The AOEC does offer low-cost or no-cost workups.

      IF the AOEC does find a potential connection between your health problems and an exposure at the George AFB schools, it is VERY important that you contact an attorney immediately because there is a limited timeframe to take legal action. I would recommend using the Martindale-Hubbell Find Lawyers and Law Firms @ http://www.martindale.com/Find-Lawyers-and-Law-Firms.aspx to look for a law firm in your state with an AV rating.

      I know that the Army / Air Force liberally used extremely toxic organochlorine pesticides at ALL of the older buildings.

      The Air Force found 500x safe levels of both aldrin and dieldrin and 15x the safe level of chlordane at the Base Family Housing.
      See: http://georgeafb.info/george-afbs-persistent-organic-pollutants-pop/

      The Air Force has refused to test for these extremely toxic organochlorine pesticides at the Base Schools, Family Housing, Barracks, and Dorms at George AFB.
      See: http://georgeafb.info/george-afbs-schools/

      Please forward this email to your friends from the schools and post the information on Facebook.

      If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

      If you are concerned about the organochlorine pesticides the most current information is at http://www.basefamilyhousing.info/

      Frank Vera

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