The VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry allow eligible Veterans and Service members to document their exposures and report health concerns through an online questionnaire.

Eligible Veterans and Service members include those who served in:

  • Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn
  • Djibouti, Africa on or after September 11, 2001
  • Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm
  • Southwest Asia Theater of operations on or after August 2, 1990

Total Participants

In total, 61,338 Veterans and Service members completed and submitted the registry questionnaire between April 25, 2014 and February 28, 2016.

Check your eligibility and sign up. It takes about 40 minutes to complete the questionnaire. You can do it in one sitting or save it and come back later.

You can print and use your completed questionnaire to discuss concerns with your provider. VA providers can also access an online copy of your questionnaire.

Important points about the Burn Pit Registry:

  • No cost to participate
  • Not a disability compensation questionnaire or required for other VA benefits
  • Enrollment in VA’s health care system not necessary
  • Based on Veterans’/Service members’ recollection of service, not on their military records
  • Veterans’/Service members’ family members are not eligible to participate

Learn more in the Fall 2015 issue of Post-9/11 Vet.

Findings

Data from the burn pit registry are available in the following reports:

  • Report (1.68 MB, PDF) highlighting health conditions and physical limitations experienced by Veterans and Active Duty Service members who filled out the registry survey between April 25, 2014 and December 31, 2014.
  • Report (1.48 MB, PDF) on the health effects of exposures, including burn pits and other environmental hazards, experienced by Veterans and Active Duty Service members who filled out the registry survey between April 25, 2014 and September 30, 2014.

If you have health concerns, talk to your health care provider or local VA Environmental Health Coordinator.