Health Risk Assessment, Surveillance & Management

 Karshi-Khanabad Airbase Exposures

Last Updated: July 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2020)-Today, Rep. Stephen F. Lynch, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, and Republican Committee Member Rep. Mark Green released newly declassified Department of Defense (DOD) documents, which detail multiple hazards and toxins that U.S. Servicemembers were exposed to while deployed to Camp Stronghold Freedom at Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Air Base in Uzbekistan between 2001 and 2005.


 DOD provided the classified 2001, 2002, and 2004 K2 environmental hazard surveys and health risk assessments to the Subcommittee in March 2020.  Chairman Lynch and Rep. Green subsequently requested that DOD declassify the assessments to help inform the health care decisions of veterans and Servicemembers who deployed to K2.


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