News from Our Partners: VA Expands Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Eligibility

  • Afghanistan 
  • Bahrain 
  • Djibouti 
  • Egypt 
  • Gulf of Aden 
  • Gulf of Oman 
  • Iraq 
  • Kuwait 
  • Oman 
  • Qatar 
  • Syria 
  • United Arab Emirates 
  • Uzbekistan 
  • Waters of the Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Red Sea 

Additionally, VA has adjusted the registry’s functionality to enable participants to return to the registry portal at any time after initial submission to add deployments. This enables you to create a more complete picture of your deployment and exposure history and can provide additional context for providers during medical evaluations. 

To check whether you’ve already joined the registry, or if you would like to make additional entries in your profile, visit and click “Get Started” to log in using your DS Logon Level 2 account. 

If you are eligible based on your deployment history, join the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry and encourage your fellow retirees to join, too. Participation is a key component in taking control of your own health and supporting DoD and VA research efforts. In fact, registry data supported VA’s recent decisions to establish service connection for certain conditions as a result of presumed exposure to fine particulate matter. To view a full list of these conditions, please visit, and to learn what the PACT Act means for veterans’ benefits, visit

Please note participation in the registry will not affect your access to health care or benefits, and it is not related to the VA disability compensation claims process. To learn more about the registry, please visit Here you will find a brief video, Fact Sheet, FAQs, and other informational materials.  

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