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Subject: NBC TRAINING                                                    

Box ID: BX000012

Unit: XVIII CORPS 

Parent  Organization: ARCENT      

Folder Title: G3 SPECIAL SUBJECT FILES CORPS POLICY LETTERS                                                   

Folder Seq #:         45

Document Number:          6

Document Date: 

Scan Date: 12-APR-1996











     AFZA-GT-OC                                          ICJ August 199L)



     MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

     SUBJECT:  NBC Training    e:t-/,)4v


     l.. Iraqi forces possess an unprecedented capability to conduct
     chemical warfare (CW). They have used this capability
     successfully against Iran as well as segments of their own
     Population. The potential CW threat to XVIII Airborne Corps and
     subordinate units is significant.

     2. To ensure mission accomplishment under a variety of NBC
     .Conditions and to enhance the deterrent posture c3+ Corps -Forces,
     repetitive training on individual and collective chemical tasks
     will be conducted.   Initially, training should focus on ensuring
     all predeployment actions regarding maintenance, upload and
     issue of chemical defense equipment (CDE) were properly
     accomplished.

     3.  Follow on training should orient on essential survival
     skills, particularly warning, masking, decontamination, 9L-If
     aid, and buddy aid. Collective tasks involving detection,
     monitoring, hasty decontamination and MOFIP gear exchange also
     require reinforcement training.   Additionally, unit SOPs should
     be reviewed to ensure adequate NBC guidance exists concerning
     operations in the current area of responsibility.

     4. Lastly, operations in the harsh desert environment can have
     an adverse effect on the protective mask if routine maintenance,
     supervised by section/sqLtad leaders, is not aggressively pursued
     and conducted. Execution a+ the basic actions outlined in this
     memorandum will help ensure our soliers and units remain
     prepared to survive, fight and win in an NBC environment.

     5. POC is LTC BarbeaLt, Corps Chemical Section.





                                     EDISON E. SCHOLES
                                     BO, U.S. Army
                                     Chief of Staff


     DISTRIBUTION:
     Cdr, 82d Abn  Div (Fwd)
     ACofS
        .61
2

        GS
     HQ Cdmt

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File Room = apr96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-14
Box ID = BX000012
Unit = XVIII CORPS
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = G3 SPECIAL SUBJECT FILES CORPS POLICY LETTERS
Folder Seq # = 45
Subject = NBC TRAINING
Document Seq # = 6
Document Date = 01-JAN-1980
Scan Date = 12-APR-1996
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 06-MAY-1996