Aviation ordnancemen

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

Aviation ordnanceman is a military rating present in the U.S. Navy. People who serve as aviation ordnancemen have to perform duties such as handling and servicing weapons and ammunition carried on aircraft, inspecting, maintaining and repairing the aircraft’s mechanical and electrical ordnance system, as well as stowing, assembling and loading aviation ammunition which includes aerial mines, torpedoes, bombs, missiles and rockets. While asbestos exposure was moderate in aviation ordnancemen, they are not exempt from the risk of developing a serious disease over time.

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The main duty aviation ordnancemen had to perform during the last century was receiving, inspecting, packaging, storing, handling and processing airborne weapons, air-launched torpedoes, aerial mines, pyrotechnics and ammunition for shipment. They were also in charge of maintaining, testing, assembling, loading, downloading and arming airborne weapons, aircraft gun systems, targets, sonobuoys and pyrotechnics for aircraft carriage. Wearing a red shirt was the tell-tale sign that a person was serving under the rating of aviation ordnanceman. Their occupation entailed numerous risks since they were responsible for dealing with a wide range of weapons.

There are 3 categories of aviation ordnancemen: organizational, intermediate and depot. They are all aircraft weapons specialists, responsible for duties such as servicing bomb, missile, and rocket releasing and launching devices, servicing aircraft guns, assembling and testing missiles and supervising the operation of aviation ordnance shops, armories, and storage facilities.

Relevant job titles

  • aerospace technician core
  • aircraft structure assembler
  • maintenance worker
  • logistician
  • bookkeeping and accounting clerk
  • inspector, tester, sampler, and weigher


Filing a claim with asbestos trust funds does not disqualify you from disability compensation from the VA.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in aviation ordnancemen

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

How can we help aviation ordnancemen who were exposed to asbestos?

If you are a former aviation ordnanceman and suffer from a disease as a result of asbestos exposure, our legal experts are here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. With 30 years of professional experience, our team has been successfully pursuing asbestos exposure cases involving veterans injured by military asbestos exposure. The only documents we will need from you are your military and medical records, which will be used as evidence of asbestos exposure and related diagnosis. Afterwards, we will gladly take over and attend to all the necessary paperwork in order to file a claim with asbestos trust funds and the VA. You will eventually recover the compensation you are entitled to for your physical and emotional distress.