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Exposure to Agent Orange by Location
If you served on active duty in any of these locations, we’ll automatically assume (or “presume”) that you had exposure to Agent Orange.
- Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam
Presumed exposure on land in Vietnam, on a vessel operating on the inland waterways of Vietnam, or on a vessel operating not more than 12 nautical miles seaward from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia as defined in Public Law 116-23 (Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2019) between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975
- C-123 Airplanes and Agent Orange Residue
Possible exposure of C-123 flight, ground maintenance, and aeromedical crew members to herbicide residue in C-123 planes flown during and after after the Vietnam War
- Korean Demilitarized Zone
Presumed exposure for units determined by VA and DoD to have operated along the demilitarized zone in Korea between Sept. 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971.
- Thailand Military Bases
VA considers disability benefits claims based on exposure to herbicides on a U.S. military base in Thailand or Royal Thai Air Force base between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, on a case-by-case basis.
- Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside Vietnam
Possible exposure due to Department of Defense herbicide tests and storage at military installations in the United States and at locations in other countries.