A service member stands inside a concrete bunker.
120220-A-LK610-007.JPG Photo By: Army Sgt. Trey Harvey

Nangarhar province, Afghanistan - Army Spc. Patrick Dodson provides flight line guard security in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, Feb. 20, 2012. On combat deployments, service members may be exposed to toxins, such as those from burn pits. The Defense Department is looking for better ways to track these exposures.


This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at http://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations.html , which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

Back to Gallery
Small Business Applicants

Start Your Funding Journey

Review the differences between SBIR and STTR, see current funding opportunities, and find guidance on how to apply.

Learn More

Current SBIR and STTR Awardees

Grow Your Business

Move your cutting-edge technology one step closer to market via technical and business assistance programs and hands-on support from industry experts.

Learn More

Academic Innovators

Explore the Nationwide Network

Find out if your institution is part of NIH’s academic network and how public-private partnerships pave the way for promising scientific discoveries.

Learn More