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Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) developed the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry page on the VA website to help service members and veterans document potential exposure to airborne hazards while deployed overseas.

The registry is a secure database of health information voluntarily provided by service members and veterans that helps VA collect, analyze, and publish data on health conditions that may be related to environmental exposures experienced during deployment. After completing the registry questionnaire, participants may schedule an appointment to discuss exposures and health concerns with a provider. Participation in the registry will not affect access to health care or benefits, and it is not related to the VA disability compensation claims process.


VA determines eligibility for the registry based on deployment information from the Department of Defense (DOD). Service members and veterans who deployed to the Southwest Asia theater of operations or Egypt on or after Aug. 2, 1990, or in Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, or Uzbekistan on or after Sept. 11, 2001, are eligible to sign up for the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

These regions include the following countries, bodies of water, and the airspace above these locations: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and the waters of the Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea.  

How to Participate

  1. Obtain a Premium DS Logon Level 2 account. To obtain or upgrade your DS Logon account, visit the DMDC Identity Management websiteOpens to the DMDC Identity Management website. If you're having trouble, you can access the DS Logon Frequently Asked Questions Directly from that website.
  2. Go to the registry websiteAbout the Registry page on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website and use your DS Logon to access the registry. Once logged in, verify your eligible deployment history. See the user guide for instructions to submit edits to your eligible deployment history.
  3. Complete and submit the online questionnaire, then save and print your completed questionnaire for your records.
  4. If interested, schedule an appointment to discuss exposures and health concerns with a provider.

Note: Please bring a printed copy of your completed questionnaire to avoid electronic access issues when you attend a medical evaluation and/or your next routine health assessment, such as a Periodic Health Assessment or Post-Deployment Health Assessment. Bringing your completed questionnaire can help your provider obtain a comprehensive picture of your health and potential health concerns.

To learn more about the registry or sign up, visit the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit RegistryAirborne Hazards and Open Pit Registry page on the VA website

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Last Updated: May 07, 2024
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