Approximately Special Olympics athletes from Okinawa, including neighboring communities and U.
In addition, more than 4, people are expected to show their support by attending Saturday's festivities, including many senior Government of Japan, Okinawa Prefectural Government, and U. Over 2, volunteers, including interpreters, will demonstrate U. Kadena will welcome 47 students from Meio University, who will home stay with American families on base and volunteer as interpreters at the Games. Remington, Commander, 18th Wing.
The toxic chemicals are allowed to leach into surrounding soil to poison groundwater. The result is one of the greatest water contamination epidemics in human history. Doubt that? The health effects of exposure to these chemicals include frequent miscarriages and other severe pregnancy complications, like long-term fertility issues. They contaminate human breast milk and sicken breast-feeding babies.
PFOS and PFOA contribute to liver damage, kidney cancer, high cholesterol, decreased response to vaccines, an increased risk of thyroid disease, along with testicular cancer, micro-penis, and low sperm count in males. By , the US military fully understood the enormity of the problem.
They knew firefighting foams used at bases worldwide were poisoning streams and well water in surrounding communities, but they were concerned that publicizing the deadly contamination would be extraordinarily expensive, so, they decided to keep it quiet and continued to use the foams — without investigating whether anyone on or off the bases had been sickened. Her series documents untold suffering from young women in the military who drank the water on base. Many women reported multiple miscarriages, others had stillborn children.
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TeamKadena thanks all veterans for their loyal and dedicated service to the U. The Air Force was in its infancy when the Korean War began, but many of its airmen were experienced war veterans. Many women reported multiple miscarriages, others had stillborn children. What crisis prompted them to reach out to you? Louis Sebille, a pilot who became the first Air Force. Rally behind truth! Over 2, volunteers, including interpreters, will demonstrate U.
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