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Post-Vietnam Dioxin Exposure in Agent Orange-Contaminated C-123 Aircraft

C-123K: Agent Orange Crew Exposure 1972-1982. Possible exposure of crew members to herbicide residue in C-123 planes flown after the Vietnam War
HMD's scientific report on C-123 contaminated aircraft
HMD's scientific report on C-123 contaminated aircraft found that Reservists who served as flight crew (pilot, navigator, flight engineer, and loadmaster), ground maintenance crew, and aero-medical personnel had regular contact with the aircraft, and would have experienced some exposure to chemicals from herbicide residue. The report determined that it is possible that this exposure contributed to some adverse health effects. learn more

Post-Vietnam Dioxin Exposure in Agent Orange-Contaminated C-123 Aircraft (2015)

  • Agent Orange- C-123K Chapter from History Just Won't End

    We're not on this blog to debate Agent Orange in Vietnam. Not part of our brief. But we are here to state that our duty to America placed us aboard the C-123K/UC-123K at a time that the Air Force knew contamination remained. Learn more
  • C-123K: Agent Orange Crew Exposure 1972-1982 Blog

  • MILITARY UPDATE: Complaint alleges Agent Orange risks ignored

    In a complaint to the Air Force inspector general, a retired officer alleges health officials have known since at least 1994 of Agent Orange contamination aboard C-123 aircraft flown by reserve squadrons for a decade after the Vietnam War, and failed to warn of the health risks.

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  • Response To July 23rd Posting Regarding Agent Orange And Old Planes at Davis Monthan Air Force Base

    1993 seems to be the first time when tests were ordered on Patches, the Air Force Museum’s famous C-123, was tested before positioning inside the museum. It tested positive for dioxin…in the words of the Air Force test it was “heavily contaminated”.

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  • Westover Vets Fight For Agent Orange Benefits

    Now, Carter and Bailey are spearheading an effort to get the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize that the crews who manned the “spray planes” stateside from 1972 to 1982 were exposed to lingering Agent Orange contamination and should receive compensation for their illnesses, as their fellow veterans who served in Vietnam do.

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    Great news! Last week we received from the Deputy Director of the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry a terrific letter of support. In it, the ATSDR rebuts head-on the VA's earlier claim about our aircrews flying a contaminated aircraft without becoming exposed. Thus, the authoritative federal agency responsible for toxic substances like dioxin has told the VA that we served aboard contaminated airplanes and likely were exposed to 200 times the lowest danger threshold for cancer.

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