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Current status of aerial spray equipment and aircrews:

                   The 356 TAG was mobilized on 21 Jan 91 and is deployed in  the AOR

                   The two C-130S which have been modified to use the MASS are deployed with
                   the 356th

                   Three aerial spray qualified aircrews are in the deployment package and
                   are located in the AOR

                   The MASSs have not been deployed to the AOR

                   --- Are being maintained in an "immediately available for shipment" status

                   --- No "requested delivery" or "scheduled departure" dates have been

               Conditions which may require aerial spray operations in the AOR:

               --Fly infestation is a potentially acute problem in the AOR, especially in
                   the spring months

                   --- Fly borne diseases include sandfly fever and various diarrheal

                   Historically, personnel losses to disease in this area of the World equal
                   or exceed those due to combat. operations

                   Aerial spray operations to control the fly population could significantly
                   reduce the exposure of coalition personnel to insect borne disease

                   --- Dibrom 14 is the pesticide normally used to reduce fly population

                   If required, large area aerial spray operations would be accomplished to
                   protect staging bases, lines of communications, and forward operating
                   units, as well as combat support and service units which may be remote
                   from the battle area

                       Disease prevention among the civilian populace would also be a high

               Major Kirk Bentson/HQ USAF/REOO/70230/25 Feb 91

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