A Military Times report, currently under review by the Army states that:

Emerging evidence presented in a May Center for New American Security report suggests that extensive use of shoulder-fired weapons like the Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle, the M72 LAW or the AT4 exposes service members to “overpressure” of the brain, the effect when a blast wave traveling faster than the speed of sound causes a ripple of the skull, generating additional pressure on the brain.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/05/01/shoulder-fired-weapons-can-cause-traumatic-brain-injuries-study-finds/

 

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DoD acknowledged in a March briefing to the House Armed Services Committee, that water is contaminated with suspected carcinogens on at least 126 US military reservations. The $44,000 report (link below) is specific to the contaminants Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and  Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).  Many reports place the number of bases, open or decommissioned, with contaminated water or sites at 400 or more.

Military Times Story:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/04/26/dod-126-bases-report-water-contaminants-harmful-to-infant-development-tied-to-cancers/

Link to the briefing entitled: Addressing Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA):
https://partner-mco-archive.s3.amazonaws.com/client_files/1524589484.pdf

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