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VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Registry for Veterans and Service Members

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

Eligible Veterans and service members 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

Check your eligibility and sign up.

What you Need to Know

  • There's no cost to participate
  • You should schedule a free health exam with a VA provider after completing the questionnaire
  • Participation is not required for other VA benefits such as disability compensation
  • Enrollment in VA health care is not required
  • Answers should be based on your recollection of service, not on your military records
  • Family members are not eligible to participate
  • Your participation contributes to research on airborne hazards and health, which helps improve the quality of care for Veterans


Total Participants

In total, 187,630 Veterans and service members completed and submitted the registry questionnaire between April 25, 2014 and October 15, 2019.

Total Participants by State:

Summary of Self-Reported Registry Data

Charts and graphs showing selected data and demographic characteristics of registry participants