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US military burn pits built on chemical weapons facilities tied to soldiers' illness

In 2007, shortly after vice-president Joe Biden learned that his eldest son would be deployed to Iraq, the then-presidential hopeful turned to a modest crowd at the Iowa state fair and admitted that he didn’t want Beau to go. “But I tell you what,” he said, his family lined up behind him. “I don’t want my grandson or my granddaughters going back in 15 years and so how we leave makes a big difference.”

Beau arrived in Iraq the following year, and spent the next several months serving as a Jag officer at Camp Victory, just outside of the Baghdad airport, and Joint Base Balad, nearly 40 miles north of Baghdad. Though he returned home safely in September 2009, he woke up one day a few…

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 US military burn pits built on chemical weapons facilities tied to soldiers' illness

Though the US government disputes it, new evidence shows a link between service in Iraq and Afghanistan and cancers and untreatable bronchial illnesses.

Burnpits 360

Burn Pits 360 is dedicated to provide selfless service to our nation's service members, veterans, families and families of the fallen affected by deployment related airborne hazards and environmental toxic exposures through advocacy, research, outreach, and assistance.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Burn Pits, a common way to get rid of waste at military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan, are the Agent Orange of our generation. IAVA and other VSO partners are educating the public and elevating the issue to ensure it becomes a national priority. Our members see Burn Pits as a critical, urgent and growing threat that will impact an entire generation.

VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

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.

The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers

Thousands of American soldiers are returning from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan with severe wounds from chemical war. They are not the victims of ruthless enemy warfare, but of their own military commanders.

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