If you, a friend, or loved one, has been injured or died as a result of the contamination at George Air Force Base, please consider submitting your information for publication in our health registry. It is important that you roughly follow the format that others have used so that reporters can quickly orient themselves. You can use your full name, initials, or a pseudonym if you are worried about retaliation.
I know that it is very hard to put all of this pain and suffering on paper. However, if you would share your (their) story, it would help so many. There are hundreds of us that spent years wondering why did we get sick (and/or our loved ones get sick or die) at or shortly after leaving George? Your statement does not have to be perfect and it will help others to connect the dots as to what happened to them, their family, and friends.
My name is _________. I (OR your parent) was stationed at George AFB from _________ to _________, assigned to the _________ Squadron. My (OR my parent) Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) was _________. I (OR my parent) worked in the _________ shop/building. I lived in the base housing, barracks, dorms, Adelanto OR on Shay Road, from _________ to _________. If you (OR your parent) worked with or exposed to hazardous chemicals, describe your (their) exposure(s). Describe, in as much detail as you are comfortable with, the health problems that you and your family members developed at or after being at George AFB.
Please include the following information in your statement.
- Did the Air Force tell you not to get pregnant?
Who told you? What did they say? Where were you when they told you? When (what year)? Why (what was the reason given you shouldn’t get pregnant)?
- Describe the health problems that your coworkers and neighbors have or have had.
- Did your pets have health problems/die?
- Did you live in the older (WWII) housing, barracks, or dorms?
- Did your housing unit have an evaporative cooler (swamp cooler)?
- Did you swim in the base pool?
- Did you have a flower or vegetable garden?
- Describe the drinking water quality.
- Did the Air Force notify you that the water was unsafe or tell you “do not to drink the water”? Do you have a copy of the letter?
- Describe any environmental concerns that you witnessed.
- Were you able to get your (or your child’s) COMPLETE military file, including medical records, autopsy report, or death certificate, from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)?
- Were you able to get your spouse’s or child’s death certificate, from San Bernardino County?
- Did the Air Force file your spouse’s or child’s death certificate with San Bernardino County?
- Did the DOD, Air Force, or the Dept. of Veterans Affairs notify you of your possible toxic exposure at George AFB?
Please include the following statement:
I, _______, give Frank Vera permission to include my statement in the George AFB’s Health Registry.
Would you be willing to talk to a reporter? Please include your contact information.
Use form on this page to submit your information.