[extropy-chat] FWD (TLC-Mission) Re: Atomic Veterans

Terry W. Colvin fortean1 at mindspring.com
Sat Feb 14 17:47:34 UTC 2004

That's ok, I hear that a lot. I'll post a page for you on the site and on
the What's New page. Below are some of the atmospheric tests that took place
at NTS during your duty. One of the videos I have show a great scene of
fellows removing the filters as you described. The Atmospheric confrence
noted on the What's New page has a poster of a B-57 at Christmas Island
(1962) turning to approach the cloud for samples. That scene is in another
video I have.

Below are some addresses where you can get your radiation dose from your
film badge and times and places of your military. Other addresses can give
you lots of info about the missions flown during your time of service.

Some of the Atomic Weathermen were also at Chanute and have some stories
posted in the Wetokian section of my website.
My girlfriend had some of her AF training (maintenance) at Chanute.

9) For Operation Dominic II, the period July 7, 1962, through August 15, 1962:
Event name         Date              Location
Little Feller II 07/07/62              NTS.
Johnie Boy       07/11/62              NTS.
Small Boy        07/14/62              NTS.
Little Feller I  07/17/62              NTS.

(20) For Operation Plowshare, the period July 6, 1962, through
July 7, 1962, covering Project Sedan

U2's were doing the secret overflights of the Soviets and probably others
but had to stop after the Gary Powers shoot down.


Portland Oregon Atomic Veterans
Atomic Veterans History Project
The Wetokian Website
Harold Wainscott's website of the Weathermen at Eniwetok during Ivy, Castle
and Hardtack.
Department of Justice (DOJ) - 
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)
Or call at 1-800-729-RECP---(1-800-729-7327)
For Ionizing Radiation Register info and application go to:
and http://www.appc1.va.gov/irad 
Call the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at (800) 462-3683, and 
ask for your medical and service records.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
NSSN (NTPR Program)
6801 Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA  22310-3398
Request military service records 
No charge for veteran or family member. Be sure to state relationship when

National Personnel Record Center (NPRC),
Organizational Records Section, ATTN: [Branch of Service], 9700 Page
Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Phone number: 314-538-4141 or 314-538-4218

Write to this address to locate members of your military unit or ship who
served with you at the atomic tests. Be sure to include the year and location.

Chief, Human Risk and Technology Branch
Systems Survivability Division
Nuclear Support and Operations Directorate
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
45045 Aviation Drive
Dulles, Virginia 20166-7517

    When you write, tell them the name of the ship or military unit in which
you served, and that you wish to know how many current addresses they have
on file for your unit or ship, and their rules for forwarding correspondence
to those men they have in their files, and how long after you send blind
letters to DTRA for mailing, how much time will it take to send your letters
out.  Also, when you send the letters out it is a good idea to include a
stamped envelope addressed to you.
The address below is the DOE in Las Vegas, where Atomic Veterans and
survivors can write for the "Request For Radiation Exposure History Form 192"  

Callers can also contact the Department of Energy Nevada Operations Office
(DOE/NV) Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Officer (FOIA/PA),
Darwin Morgan at 702-295-3521, for the Form and associated documents.  [for
blank affidavits for surviving relatives or estate executors seeking

You must include: Social Security Number, Military
Service Number and Copy of a Picture ID such as a Drivers License w/picture.

Requesters can write to them at:

The United States Department Of Energy
Nevada Operations Office
P.O. Box 98518
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8518

-- or write to the Dosimetry Division (operated by Bechtel Nevada)
for the Form(s) at:
Dosimetry Research Project
Bechtel Nevada
P.O. Box 98521
Las Vegas, NV 89195-0100  


National Veterans Legal Services Program
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides: free attorneys to
veterans and
their qualifying family members who have an appeal pending at the U.S. Court of
Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court).
Unit records: Historical records for military units may be requested from
the following offices:

     U.S. Army Center for Military History
     Building 35
     103 3rd Avenue
     Fort McNair
     Washington, DC 20319-5058 

     (for Deck Logs 1942-1961)
     Textual Reference Branch, Archives II
     National Archives & Records Admin.
     8601 Adelphi Road
     College Park, MD 20740-6001 

     The Modern Military Branch, National 
     Archives and Records Administration, 
     8601 Adelphi Road 
     College Park, MD 20740-6001 
     Has custody of the deck logs from 1 January 1941 through 1970,

     (for Deck Logs 1962 and later)
     Naval Historical Center (DL)
     Washington Navy Yard
     Washington, DC 20374-0571 

     Air Force:
     Air Force History Support Office
     170 Luke Avenue, Suite 400
     Bolling Air Force Base
     Washington, DC 20332-5113 

     Marine Corps:
     Marine Corps Historical Center
     Washington Navy Yard
     Washington, DC 20374 

For records for both Navy and Marine Corps
Navy Environmental Health Center Detachment
Naval Dosimetry Center
Bethesda, MD  20889-5614


Atomic Veterans:  
Search these government "Openness" databases for information about your
atomic duty. Browse around, learn how to use them. You paid for them.
Hit the "Search Buttons" and type in keywords such as: your ship, unit, shot
name, commander, test series. etc.

HREX Search Engine
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Download the Official History books on some of the tests.
OpenNet Declassified Information Database (V2)
You can find some good info here and order by email. .25 per page.
IHP Marshall Islands Program
You have to know and use .pdf format for this.
This database has excellent Pacific test information.
Information for obtaining Navy Ship Crew Lists
Address for Navy ship histories.
Department of the Navy
Officer in Charge
Naval Sea Systems Command Detachment
Navy Inactive Fleet
Bldg. 8Y. St. Juliens Creek Annex
Portsmouth, Virginia 23702-5002
For Photos of ships:
U.S. Naval Institute:
The Professional Society of the Sea Services 
National Archives at College Park
Still picture Division
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Phone  301 713 6625 x234
Fax 301 713 7436

Give them as much information on the vessel that you can.
An 8x10 cost about $13.95  plus postage.
GIO (Genetically Impaired Offspring) Project & GIO Med History Questionnaire.
For further information please contact.
Dick Conant
2424 Venetian Way SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105-7236
Tp: 505-877-3707  Fx: 505-877-2119  e-m: rucon1 at juno.com
Here is the web address for Dr. John Gofman's work about the effects of low
dose radiation.  http://www.ratical.org/radiation/CNR
More scientists show that government radiation risk studies are too low.
Risk estimates of low-level ionizing radiation -Wolfgang Kohnlein
Dr J.Gould has excellent info at www.radiation.org
Civilians: This database shows your dose of radioactive I-131, received from
the fallout from the tests at Nevada, by state and county.

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