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VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Registry for Veterans and Servicemembers

VA's Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry allows eligible Veterans and Servicemembers to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire.

Eligible Veterans and Servicemembers include those who served in:

  • Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn
  • Djibouti, Africa on or after September 11, 2001
  • Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm
  • Southwest Asia theater of operations on or after August 2, 1990

Total Participants

In total, 103,060 Veterans and Servicemembers completed and submitted the registry questionnaire between April 25, 2014 and March 6, 2017.

Check your eligibility and sign up. It takes about 40 minutes to complete the questionnaire. You can do it in one sitting or save it and come back later.

You can print and use your completed questionnaire to discuss concerns with your provider. VA providers can also access an online copy of your questionnaire.

Important points about the Burn Pit Registry:

  • No cost to participate
  • Not a disability compensation questionnaire or required for other VA benefits
  • Enrollment in VA’s health care system not necessary
  • Based on Veterans’/Servicemembers’ recollection of service, not on their military records
  • Veterans’/Servicemembers’ family members are not eligible to participate

Learn more in the Fall 2016 issue of Post-9/11 Vet.


Data from the burn pit registry are available in the following reports:

  • Report (1.68 MB, PDF) highlighting health conditions and physical limitations experienced by Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers who filled out the registry survey between April 25, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
  • Report (1.48 MB, PDF) on the health effects of exposures, including burn pits and other environmental hazards, experienced by Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers who filled out the registry survey between April 25, 2014 and September 30, 2014.

If you have health concerns, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator.