May 9, 2021

This week’s guest during our one hour radio broadcast with host Jim Fausone:

  • Mike Lechlitner, an Army veteran and DOD contractor

Veteran and DOD Contractor Speaks Out

K2 in Uzbekistan was a Soviet Air Force base with a long history of environmental contamination. The DOD leased 40 acres of the base from October 2001-2005 and an estimated 15,000 military members were stationed at Karshi-Khanabad (K2) on the way into Afghanistan. The base was immediately recognized as having contamination and DOD was slow to recognize the problems and limit exposure.

Now 20 years later, public pressure has Congress looking at the issue and veterans’ health being impacted by the exposure to golden oils in the soils, black goo, chemical weapons, ordinance explosions, yellow cake and depleted uranium from Soviet use and American burn pits.

Mike Lechlitner, an Army veteran and DOD contractor, discusses his experiences at K2 and efforts to get Congress to recognize the problems and provide presumptive disease recognition to veterans.

K2 Karshi Khanabad Stronghold Freedom Foundation

The above image was provided by Stronghold Freedom Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to bring awareness to the long-term effects of exposure to the toxicants present at the base. For more complete information and to support the mission visit their website at

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