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VA's tactical herbicide and Agent Orange location list - New updates

Agent Orange Newsletter: Information for Vietnam-era Veterans and their families.
 

Tactical herbicides such as Agent Orange had limited usage, testing, or storage in several other countries besides Vietnam, such as the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Thailand, and United States. VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) have partnered together to investigate where and when Agent Orange and other tactical herbicides were present, and to update the list of locations online as new information becomes available. 

A two-year investigation (2018- 2019) by DoD found no use, storage or transport of Agent Orange or other tactical herbicides in Guam, Okinawa, Panama, or a number of other countries where there had been speculation of use. Also, the investigation found less use in Thailand and the DMZ then previously reported. The investigation did confirm use or tests in additional sites and dates in other locations.

During 2020-2021, VA and DoD updated the list of locations based on new information to several locations in the U.S. and oversees, including Thailand, Korea, and Alabama. In one case, at Gulfport, Mississippi, new information received from a Veteran led to changes for that site on the list. Both VA and DoD welcome new information on locations for the historical testing or use of tactical herbicides.

If your location and time frame is on the list and you were previously denied disability based on herbicide exposure compensation, you can file a supplemental claim

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 by e-mail, fax, or mail:

E-mail: osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.afpmb-tactical-herbicides@mail.mil
or
osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.afpmb@mail.mil

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

 

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