The National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV) was founded in August 1979 by the late Orville E. Kelly of Burlington, Iowa. Its purpose is to provide the U. S. Atomic Veteran community to speak, with a single voice, to their inability to get a fair hearing related to their developing radiogenic health issues that may have been precipitated by their exposure to “ionizing” radiation while participating in a nuclear weapon test detonation, or a “post-test” event. 

From the beginning, and to date, we continue to pursue our dedication to this important cause.

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