About NAAV

NAAV  was founded in August, 1979 by the late Orville E. Kelly of Burlington, Iowa. The mission of the NAAV is to allow 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 purpose to this dedicated cause.

Learn more about the history of the nuclear testing program, who qualifies as an Atomic Veteran and more.

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