“The veterans who served at Fort McClellan deserve answers – we must investigate the link between the toxic exposure at the base and significant health problems those veterans are experiencing,”

Congressman Paul D. Tonko (NY-20)

Meet the many faces of the group members involved with Operation Stand Together.  Veterans, family members, and sympathetic supporters are encouraged to submit a "selfie" or group photo, depicting them wearing an OST t-shirt, holding a sign, hanging up a poster, handing out brochures, or even receiving a fundraising check from a local business or organization. We will be honored to share your photo in the slideshow above.  Thank you!



MAY 20, 2017




12:00PM          Military Branch Anthems

12:05PM          Presentation of Colors*                                               District 4, Department of Virginia American                                                                                                                                                        Legion Honor Guard

12:10PM          National Anthem*                                                         Jimmie Edwards, American Legion (Virginia) 

                                                                                                                 Pledge of Allegiance

12:15PM          Welcome Remarks                                                        Event Organizer

12:20PM          Invocation*                                                                    Stephen Griswold, Event Chaplain

12:25PM          Congressional Remarks                                               Congressman Jack Bergman (R-MI-1)
                                                                                                                 Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI-5)

12:45PM          Remarks (Enewetak Atoll)                                             Harry Daniel
                                                                                                                  Keith Kiefer    

1:00PM             Remarks (Blue Water Navy)                                         John Wells, Esq., CMDR, USN, Retired

1:15PM             Remarks (Family Housing, Hawaii)                              Dr. Walter Chun

1:30PM             Remarks (Kunia Tunnel – FSK)                                    Tara Lemieux

1:40PM             Remarks (Wurtsmith AFB)                                           Scott Flannery, LTCOL, USA, Retired

2:05PM             “Uncertain Future” song                                              Dana Elliott recording

2:10PM             Remarks (Monsanto/Agent Orange)                          Tami Canal
                                                                                                                 Kelly L. Derricks

2:25PM             Remarks (Monsanto/Anniston, AL)                            Dr. David Carpenter

2:45PM             Remarks (Fort McClellan, AL)                                      Diane Zumatto

2:55PM             Remarks (Fort McClellan, AL)                                      Sal Caiozzo
                                                                                                                 Lisa Jo Sarro

3:10PM             Remarks (Burn Pits)                                                     Dan Sullivan

3:25PM             Remarks (Camp Lejeune, NC)                                     Bill Lee Klingenberg

3:35PM             Remarks (Camp Lejeune, NC)                                     “Jerry” Ensminger, MSgt, USMC, Retired
                                                                                                                 Mike Partain

4:00PM             Keynote Address                                                          Erin Brockovich

4:30PM             Closing Remarks                                                         

4:40PM             Benediction*                                                                Stephen Griswold, Chaplain

4:45PM             Taps*                                                                             District 4 Honor Guard

4:50PM             Retirement of Colors*                                                 District 4 Honor Guard

5:00PM             Event Concludes

* - Please stand, if able to do so.

Professional Sound provided by Jonathan Cintron Sound.

Videography services donated by Mr. & Mrs. Scott Flannery, LTCOL, USA, Retired and provided by Professional Image, Washington, DC.  

Mission Statement

OPERATION STAND TOGETHER represents the collective interests of United States military veterans and their families, who seek to raise awareness to chronic, life-long illnesses and disabling conditions directly resulting from nuclear, biological, and chemical toxin exposures during their active duty service. To that end, we welcome members from all branches of service, as well as their family members. By raising awareness and respectfully voicing our experiences and concerns in an organized, patriotic, and democratic manner, our goal is to significantly improve the lives of those affected through national recognition, legislative reform, healthcare assistance, and disability compensation for those in need.​​

"In my judgment, there's no question this is the most contaminated site in the U.S."

Dr. David Carpenter, SUNY, Albany; regarding Anniston, Alabama during

a CBS 60 Minutes episode

Unite various groups to Educate the general public, fellow Veterans and federal government.

Motivate lawmakers to Legislate for healthcare care assistance and well-deserved benefits. 


"Strong evidence that environmental exposure can cause autoimmune disease comes from epidemiologic studies showing the association between a diversity of environmental exposures and an assortment of autoimmune diseases."

Kenneth M. Pollard, PhD, 

The Scripps Institute