ABSTRACT

Presumptive Service Connection: Former Servicemembers of Camp Stronghold Freedom at Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Airbase [April 21, 2021]   [open pdf - 617KB]

From the Document: "In recent years, exposure to potentially toxic hazards, like open-air burn pits, has gained congressional attention. In the 117th Congress, the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees have indicated ongoing interest in examining the association of illnesses with exposure to certain toxic hazards during military service. It is possible that Congress may debate legislative proposals to establish 'presumptive service connection' for veterans potentially exposed to toxic hazards while conducting military operations or while stationed at specific military installations. One in particular includes those formerly stationed at Camp Stronghold Freedom and who have since developed certain health issues or disabilities."

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CRS In Focus, IF11813
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Date:
2021-04-21
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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