The USS Kalamazoo (AOG-30) was a Mettawee-class gasoline tanker laid down on July 7, 1944, and launched on August 30, the same year. It was commissioned on October 14, 1944, under Lt. W. Pierson’s command with the hull number AOG-30 and it served in the U.S. Navy for two years until it was decommissioned on May 18, 1946. During its activities, the ship carried a complement of 62 people on board and had its main missions in Borneo, San Pedro, Panama Canal, Norfolk, Leyte, Aruba, New Guinea, and Morotai. After decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List and sold to Colombia where it was renamed ARC Blas de Lezo (BT-62). If you believe you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Kalamazoo (AOG-30), you may be eligible for compensation from VA claims. In addition to filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs, asbestos trust funds also represent a great source of financial compensation but they also entail a series of eligibility requirements, as well as a strict time limit in order to be approved by the board of trustees.