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Agent Orange on Guam confirmed

During the Vietnam war era, Guam was used as storage facility for Agent Orange, a kind of chemical herbicide used in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. A CBS News report on June 12, 2005, said Agent Orange was sprayed on Guam from 1955 to 1960s, and in the Panama Canal Zone from 1960s to 1970s. Learn more
  • ANOTHER veteran who was stationed at Andersen Air Force Base from 1962 to 1965 won his claim for disability benefits based on medical findings which showed that his illness was the result of his exposure to Agent Orange. The decision issued by the Department of Veterans on April 16 was the fourth case won by veterans who were deployed to Guam in the 1960s. All four cases confirmed dioxin contamination at AAFB. Learn more
  • “A Veteran who served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975, is presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange,” said Mesa. “U.S. Veteran’s Affairs had identified twelve illnesses to be service-connected during this time period, including prostate cancer, which automatically entitles Veterans with full benefits associated with any tests or procedures related to prostate cancer,” added Mesa. “Considering the high rate of prostate cancer on Guam, I feel it is important for our Veteran community and all members of our community, to become more aware of early detection methods and information available to them about prostate cancer,” added Mesa.
  • The $13 million cleanup project beginning at Urunao is drawing a lot of attention. Around 1945, the U.S. Air Force had used the cliffside as a dumping ground for all sorts of non-biodegradable materials. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Guam EPA and Andersen Air Force Base are moving to right the wrongdoings of the past. Learn more
  • In denying Stanton’s claim, the appeals court said the veteran failed to establish service connection to herbicide exposure, noting that he did not serve in Vietnam. Vietnam is the only place covered by current law that compensates veterans for dioxin and radiation exposure based on the “boots on the ground” principle. Learn more
  • This profile provides you with information on EPA's cleanup progress at this Superfund site. This information includes: Site Location, Cleanup Progress Summary, Cleanup Impact Summary, Contamination, and Cleanup Progress. Learn more
  • This site is for people to share their accounts of Agent Orange, TCE, Radiation, or any other contamination on Guam. Veterans, Civilians and Contractors are all welcome. Thank You! Learn more
  • Cash’s family didn’t make the connection at the time. “I was just a sick little boy who needed many blood transfusions to survive,” Cash said. He has since made the connection between his health problems and the use of Agent Orange on Guam. Learn more

Agent Orange-The Story of Two Soldiers

Sadly many veterans are still affected by and haunted by their service during the Vietnam Era.
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Point Paper on Agent Orange Guam

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Veteran seeks probe into Agent Orange use in Guam

A RETIRED airman is seeking a congressional inquiry into the use of Agent Orange in Guam,
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