National Association of Atomic Veterans (N.A.A.V.) was founded in August, 1979 by the late Orville E. Kelly (Burlington, Iowa) for the purposes of allowing the U. S. Atomic Veteran Community to speak, with a single voice, to their inability to get a fair hearing related to their developing (radiogenic) health issues that may have been precipitated by their exposure to “ionizing” radiation while participating in a nuclear weapon test detonation, or a “post-test” event, such as the Enewetak Cleanup Veterans.
Atomic Veterans Were Silenced for 50 Years. Now, They’re Talking.
“No hype, no narration, no music, just the accounts of the people who were there.”
“The way your own government treats you, you don’t need a foreign enemy.”
“14,000 men?!?! The government needs to compensate these men. The VA needs to get them whatever they need. I have the highest respect for our Military, but there needs to care for men like these when they experience these horrors… Our Vets deserve the best care possible.”
Atomic Veteran Q Clearances
An Atomic Veteran’s spouse or offspring in a rare “need to know” position for medical necessity could be informed the clearance extended to and included them and that it came with the same substantial fines, consequences, including jail time.