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Missile Community Cancer Study

The U.S. Air Force takes its responsibility to protect Airmen and Guardians seriously.

General Thomas A. Bussiere, Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, has approved a comprehensive study design by the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine to conduct a formal assessment that addresses specific cancer concerns raised by missile community members across related career fields and also examines the possibility of clusters of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

The "Missile Community Cancer Study" will look at all ICBM Wings, all AFSCs in the ICBM field, and the environment and environmental factors at ICBM installations.

Air Force Global Strike Command leadership, in partnership with Air Force Medical Service, continues to be engaged on this issue and we take our responsibility to protect the force and family very seriously. This website provides materials to help educate and inform about potential symptoms, as well as the appropriate time to engage with medical providers. Links to previous studies and Frequently Asked Questions are also provided.

Protection of force and family continues to be our priority and we will continue to provide updates to this website as pertinent information is identified.

If you have questions or want to share information with us, please contact the Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office.

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