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About Burn Pit Registry

The VA Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry: The 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 the VA better understand whether long-term health conditions may be related to these exposures.

Eligibility:

You are eligible to participate if you served in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield (ODS), New Dawn (OND), or Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF), including deployment to countries in the Southwest Asia theater of operations any time after 8/2/1990 or Afghanistan or Djibouti after 9/11/2001.

We encourage you to join even if:

  • You don’t think you were exposed to specific airborne hazards.
  • You are not experiencing symptoms or illnesses you think are related to your exposures.
  • You have not filed a VA claim for compensation and benefits or applied for VA health care **.
  • You are still an active-duty service member or have returned to active service.

* Includes deployment to countries in the Southwest Asia theater of operations any time after August 2, 1990 or Afghanistan or Djibouti after September 11, 2001.

** Participation in the registry cannot negatively impact your VA claim or ability to get health care from VA.

What Does the Registry Involve?

The registry includes an online questionnaire and an optional health evaluation.

Part I: Health Questionnaire

  • The questionnaire can take up to an hour to complete depending on your number of deployments.
  • You can save your progress and come back to complete the questionnaire later if needed.
  • Questions include information about your deployments, health history, lifestyle, and other factors.

Part II: Health Evaluation

  • The optional evaluation will be performed by a VA or military health provider.
  • The evaluation is completely voluntary and is separate from compensation and benefits exams.
  • Notes from your evaluation will be used to support research.

How Do I Get Started?

  • Use your Premium DS Logon Level 2*account to log in, check your eligibility, and complete the online questionnaire.
  • Save or print your questionnaire responses for your records. You can also come back to access your responses at any time.
  • Contact your local VA environmental health coordinator to schedule your optional medical evaluation at your convenience.

* If you already have a VA eBenefits or MyHealtheVet premium account, you can use the same credentials for the registry. If you need a DS Logon account, click here.

** If you are active-duty service member, visit the military health website for information about scheduling your registry exam.

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