VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

VA established the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry (AHOBPR) in 2014 to help put data to work for Veterans through research about potential health effects of airborne hazard exposures.

By joining the registry, you can provide information to help us better understand whether long-term health conditions may be related to these exposures. Even if you have not experienced any symptoms or illnesses you believe are related to exposures during military service, your participation in the registry could help VA provide better care to all Veterans.

If involved in any of the Operations listed below, it is still advisable to register even if NO symptoms or think you weren’t exposed, even on active duty now. Also, register even though you may not have applied for VA healthcare or a VA claim.


Veterans of the following Operations are eligible to apply

operation desert storm

operation desert shield

operation new dawn

operation iraqi freedom

operation enduring freedom

VA Presumptives for burn pit or particulate matter exposure, includes:

a) Asthma

b) Rhinitis

c) Sinusitis

 Conditions Associated with exposure include:

a) Asthma

b) Emphysema

c) Chromic Bronshitis

d) COPD- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder

Contact our CVSOs at the VACWC office to get your claim started.

Call Us Today: (815) 516-2850 | Please bring a copy of the DD-214 form.

Please have the following information ready:

Where you were treated for presumptives listed or treated for:

a) STRs- Service Treatment Records (sick call visits)

b) VA treated

c) Private Care after end of active duty

Please provide the names and address of each private medical treatment facility.

Thank you for your time and your service!