Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside Vietnam
Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam were tested or stored elsewhere, including some military bases in the United States.
The Department of Defense gave VA a list of dates and locations of herbicide tests and storage. View dates and locations:
View all as PDF: Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside of Vietnam (Department of Defense List) (224 KB, PDF) and Additional Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside of Vietnam (77 KB, PDF)
Learn about the criteria used to assess locations where tactical herbicides were tested, used and stored outside of Vietnam.
DoD updates its list of locations as new information becomes available. If you have questions or information about locations where tactical herbicides were used, tested, or stored, please contact the DoD Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB) by e-mail, fax, or mail:
Fax: (301) 295-7473
Address: Armed Forces Pest Management Board
U.S. Army Garrison Forest Glen
2460 Linden Lane, Building 172
Silver Spring, MD 20910
You must provide documentation that meets the criteria in order for the AFPMB to consider a new location where tactical herbicides were used, tested, or stored. Please note that the AFPMB and DoD do not review or evaluate claims for service-related disability.
Locations added by the PACT Act
With the passage of the PACT Act, signed by President Biden on August 8, 2022, VA added these 5 legislated locations where presumptions of Agent Orange exposure will apply:
- Any U.S. or Royal Thai military base in Thailand from January 9, 1962, through June 30, 1976
- Laos from December 1, 1965, through September 30, 1969
- Cambodia at Mimot or Krek, Kampong Cham Province from April 16, 1969, through April 30, 1969
- Guam or American Samoa or in the territorial waters off of Guam or American Samoa from January 9, 1962, through July 30, 1980
- Johnston Atoll or on a ship that called at Johnston Atoll from January 1, 1972, through September 30, 1977
Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during service may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including an Agent Orange Registry health exam, health care, and disability compensation for diseases associated with exposure. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.
Learn more about benefits related to Agent Orange exposure.
Need help determining exposure?
VA will help determine exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service after you file a claim for compensation benefits.
Veterans may be eligible for a free Agent Orange Registry health exam. You don't have to file a disability compensation claim to receive the exam. Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting an Agent Orange Registry health exam.
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