Resources

Are YOU an Atomic Veteran? – Good explanation about who qualifies as an Atomic Veteran.

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) – Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) is a unique national asset responsible for preserving and protecting the health and performance of U.S. military personnel that operate in potential radiologically contaminated multi-domain conventional or hybrid battle spaces as well as urban environments.

Atomic Archive – This museum is a partnership between the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and the Desert Research Institute. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is located just east of the Las Vegas strip. The goal of the museum is to preserve and foster public accessibility to the history associated with the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and the Nation’s nuclear weapons testing program.

Atomic Cleanup Vets: Enewetak Atoll Atomic Debris Cleanup Mission Survivors – Site supports survivors of the 1977-1980 Enewetak Atoll Atomic Debris Cleanup Mission in the Marshall Islands.

Atomic Veterans of Florida – Site supports Florida Atomic Veterans.

British Nuclear Test Veterans Association – The BNTVA is an organisation which deals with all nuclear test veterans and their families.

Department of Justice Radiation Exposure Compensation –  The Department of Justice (DOJ) also offers a compensation program for which you may be eligible, called the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program (RECA).

Defense Department Announces Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal – The Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal recognizes that the service and sacrifice of the Atomic Veterans directly contributed to our Nation’s continued freedom and prosperity during the period following World War II, and was pivotal to our Nation’s defense during the Cold War era.

Facebook Groups

Honor Alert – Liberty by Honor Alert is a monitored solution that enables people to live independently and reach help trained and compassionate operators via two-way voice 24/7, at home and away.

NAAV poster (pdf format) – Color poster for downloading and printing.

NAAV Resources and Archives – NAAV is interested in developing a list of archives and papers of atomic veterans. If you or someone you know deposited your photos, letters, albums, and notes with a library, archive, or historical society, we would like to know your name, when you served, what tests you participated in, and the name and website and/or address of the institution where your deposited your papers. NAAV will be honored to add your information to this list.

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History – The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. Visitors can explore how nuclear science continues to influence our world.

Navy Nuclear Weapons Association (NNWA) – The Navy Nuclear Weapons Association (NNWA) is a nationwide organization of military and civilian participants in the US Navy Department nuclear weapons program during the years 1946 to present.

Nuclear Voices – Nuclear Voices’ mission is to foster collaboration between nuclear frontline communities and those who work on federal nuclear policy and arms control.

Presumptive Disability Benefits – Information about times of exposures and presumptive illnesses of atomic veterans.

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act – RECA establishes lump sum compensation awards for individuals who contracted specified diseases in three defined populations: Uranium Miners, Millers, and Ore Transporters may be eligible for one-time, lump sum compensation of $100,000; “Onsite Participants” at atmospheric nuclear weapons tests may be eligible for one-time, lump sum compensation of up to $75,000; Individuals who lived downwind of the Nevada Test Site (“Downwinders”) may be eligible for one-time, lump sum compensation of $50,000.

Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) – The Veterans’ Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction (VBDR) was established by the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2003 to: represent the Veterans’ interest, to make sure Veterans claims are handed correctly, fairly, and as expeditiously as possible and assist in communicating information on the Dose Reconstruction Program.

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims – The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims is a national court of record, established under Article I of the Constitution of the United States. The Court has exclusive jurisdiction to provide judicial review of final decisions by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, an entity within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

 

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