Agent Orange Sites

Location

Apalachicola National Forest near Sophoppy, FL

Dates

5/3/1967-5/8/1967

Agents

basic desiccants and Orange/Blue

Project Description

During the period of 12/1966 - 10/1967, a comprehensive short-term evaluation was conducted by personnel from Fort Detrick's Plant Science Lab in coordination with contract research on formulations by chemical industry and field tests by USDA and U of HI

DoD Involvement

Yes

Fort Gordon, GA

7/15/1967- 7/17/1967

in-house desiccants mixtures and formulations, Orange and Blue

During the period of 12/1966 - 10/1967, a comprehensive short-term evaluation was conducted by personnel from Fort Detrick's Plant Science Lab in coordination with contract research on formulations by chemical industry and field tests by USDA and U of HI

Yes

Fort Chaffee, AK

5/16/1967-5/18/1967, 7/22/1967-7/23/1967, 8/23/1967- 8/24/1967

basic, in-house, improved desiccants and Orange, Blue

During the period of 12/1966 - 10/1967, a comprehensive short-term evaluation was conducted by personnel from Fort Derrick's Plant Science Lab in coordination with contract research on formulations by chemical industry and field tests by USDA and U of HI

Yes

Base Gagetown near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

6/20/1967- 6/24/1967

basic desiccants and Orange, Blue, various

During the period of 12/1966 - 10/1967, a comprehensive short-term evaluation was conducted by personnel from Fort Detrick's Plant Science Lab in coordination with contract research on formulations by chemical industry and field tests by USDA and U of HI

Yes

Las Marias, Puerto Rico

2/1967- 12/1967

various, including Orange

During the period of 12/1966 - 10/1967, a comprehensive short-term evaluation was conducted by personnel from Fort Detrick's Plant Science Lab in coordination with contract research on formulations by chemical industry and field tests by USDA and U of HI

Yes

Kauai Branch Station near Kapaa, Kawai, HI

6/1967, 10/1967, 2/1968, 12/1967

Blue,diquat,paraquat, Orange, PCP, Picloram, White, HCA, 2,4,5T, Endothall

During the period of 12/1966 - 10/1967, a comprehensive short-term evaluation was conducted by personnel from Fort Detrick's Plant Science Lab in coordination with contract research on formulations by chemical industry and field tests by USDA and U of HI

Yes

Thailand

1964-1965

Purple, Orange, Others

Sponsored by ARPA; ARPA Order 423, Between the mentioned dates, there was a large-scale test program to determine effectiveness of mentioned agents in defoliation of upland forest or jungle vegetation representative of SEA.

Yes

VA - Birth Defects Assistance - Payments for Children with Spina Bifida whose Parents Served in Vietnam or Korea

Managing AgencyVeterans Benefits Administration (VBA)http://www.vba.va.gov

Program Description

Spina bifida patients who are natural children of Vietnam and Korea Veterans may be eligible for a monthly monetary allowance.

Please note: If you want to apply for either of the other spina bifida benefits (health care assistance or vocational training), you must start by applying for the monthly allowance.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be the biological child of a male or female Veteran who served in Vietnam or on the Korean demilitarized zone during specific time periods.

Your birth father or mother must have:

  • Served in Vietnam during the period from January 9, 1962, through May 7, 1975, OR

  • Served in or near the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) during the period from September 1, 1967, through August 31, 1971 and have been exposed to herbicides.

VA has no requirements regarding the character of the parent's discharge or the length of his or her service.

The affected child must:

  • Be diagnosed with a form of spina bifida other than spina bifida occulta.;

  • Have been conceived after the date on which the Veteran first served in the Republic of Vietnam or in the DMZ in Korea.

    Please note: In addition to the monthly monetary allowance, someone with spina bifida may also be eligible for health care specific to the disability, and vocational training if reasonably feasible. If you want to apply for these additional benefits, you must start by applying for the monthly allowance.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process

To complete an application, use VA Form 21-0304, "Benefits for Certain Children with Disabilities born of Vietnam and Korea Veterans."

You can download the form at:
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/form_detail.asp?FormNo=21-0304.

Alternatively, VA can send you the form if you call 1-800-827-1000.

Program Contact Information

If you have questions:
 

  • Visit https://iris.custhelp.com/ to search Frequently Asked Questions or ask a question on-line.

  • Call 1-800-827-1000.

  • Call 1-800-829-4833, if you are hearing impaired.

To apply for additional VA benefits and view your benefit status, open an eBenefits Premium account. eBenefits is a one-stop source for information on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and services. With a free Premium level eBenefits account, Veterans and Servicemembers can conduct self-service transactions such as checking claim status information, GI Bill enrollment, and obtaining copies of civil service preference letters, DD214, and other personal information. For further information and to register for a free Premium level account, visit http://www.ebenefits.va.gov.

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