About the Registry
The Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry is a database of information about Veterans and Service members. Participation in the registry is voluntary and will not affect access to health care or benefits.
How will the registry be used
The registry will help to monitor health conditions affecting eligible Veterans and Service members. We will use the data to improve our programs to help Veterans and Service members with deployment exposure concerns.
Most Veterans and Service members will complete the questionnaire just once. We may reach out to some Veterans and Service members to ask them to participate in studies that could involve additional questionnaires and exams.
VA will maintain the security of all information provided in the registry.
VA will determine eligibility for the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry based on deployment information from the Department of Defense (DoD). To be eligible, you must be a Veteran or Service member who deployed to contingency operations in the Southwest Asia theater of operations at any time on or after August 2, 1990 (as defined in 38 CFR 3.317(e)(2)), or Afghanistan or Djibouti on or after September 11, 2001. These regions include the following countries, bodies of water, and the airspace above these locations:
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
United Arab Emirates
Waters of the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and Red Sea