K2 is now officially recognized in US Federal law! Sec. 751 of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct an epidemiological study of the effects of toxic exposure to all K2 veterans. This is a tremendous step forward and all of you made it happen. There's much more to do, but we are on our way!

Read Section 751 on GovTrack

Sec. 751.

Study on exposure to toxic substances at Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan

(a) Study

(1) In general

The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study on exposure to toxic substances by members of the Armed Forces deployed to Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, at any time during the period beginning on October 1, 2001, and ending on December 31, 2005.

(2) Matters included

The study under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) An assessment regarding the conditions of Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, during the period beginning on October 1, 2001, and ending on December 31, 2005, including an identification of any toxic substances contaminating the Air Base during such period.
(B) An epidemiological study of the health consequences of members of the Armed Forces deployed to the Air Base at any time during such period.
(C) An assessment of any association between exposure to toxic substances identified under subparagraph (A) and the health consequences studied under subparagraph (B).
(b) Report
Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the results of the study under subsection (a).

5 Comments

  1. Leona K Thomas on December 4, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Awesome. Great job by amazing people

    • Edward Sieczka on January 22, 2021 at 5:06 am

      Let’s see if this gets done within 180 days.

  2. Lindsey welsch on December 4, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Great job all!

    • sarah on December 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      We could never have gotten where we are without Scott! Thank you for loaning him to us for a bit!

  3. Brigette Gallagher on January 5, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Thank you all!

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