A quest for benefits over illness linked to former Naval Air Station in Willow Grove

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    The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is in Horsham

    The former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and present day Horsham Air Guard Station is in Horsham

    Wade Woxland served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, including more than three years at the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Willow Grove.

    The military site was designated a federal Superfund site in 1995. When the former naval air crewman was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012, a doctor told Wade and his wife, Nicole, that he likely had been exposed to something that had caused his illness.

    Nicole Woxland joined NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller to discuss her petition to Veterans Affairs for disability benefits.

    Wade Woxland served twenty years in the United States Navy, including more than three years at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Willow Grove. The military site was designated a superfund site in 1995, and when the former naval air crewman was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012, a doctor told Wade and his wife Nicole that he likely had been exposed to something that had caused his illness. Nicole Woxland joined Newsworks Tonight’s Dave Heller to discuss her petition to Veteran Affairs for disability benefits.

    You can hear their conversation below.

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