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File: 062096_apr_decls25_0001.txt
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Total Pages: 6

Subject: OPERATION DESERT SHIELD MEDICAL AND CHEMICAL THREAT             

Box ID: BX000041

Unit: XVIII CORPS 

Parent  Organization: ARCENT      

Folder Title: AFTER ACTION REPORTS                                                                            

Folder Seq #:         35

Document Number:          7

Document Date: 

Scan Date: 14-MAY-1996






                              DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
                        HEADQUARTERS, XVIII AIRBORNE CORPS AND FORT BRAGG
                             FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA 28307-5M


              "EPLY TO
              ,TTTENTION OF:


        (IFZA-MD



        MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIDUTION

        SUBJECT: OPERATlOt4 DESERT G@41ELD MEDICAL AND CVIEMICAL THREAI'



        I. yot, are beina provided the following pieces of equipment-
        Most are intended to prevent you from dying an from becoming
        severely, perhaps permanently ill from diseases prevalent where
        you are going. While these may not look as important to you as
        yoq-t,r weapon, proper, consistent use will truly, for, real, help
        you return home well. They work.


            2 tubes of new DEET creme - for skin
            2 bottles Sunscreen - for, skin
            I can Permethrin aerosol - for mosquito nettinq-and bL-ddinc3
            2 NNPP blister packs - for use only when command directed
            -3 3 Mavk-I - Nerve Agent Antidote kits
            2 M-258 - Decontamination Kits


            Water and Food Thveat:


            Water, ice and food available from the economy is almost
        uniformly contaminated with bacteria, viruses, and parasites to
        which you have no immunity.  Typhoid fever and intestinal
        Parasites are common. DO NOT USE LOCAL WATER OR FOOD! IJSE ONLY
        U.S. MILITARY WATER SOURCES AND TAAI(E SURE IT IS HIGHLY
        C14LORINATED (5-10 PARTS PER MILI-ION) DO NOT add Gatorade -lik@.
        or, l@oolaid-lik@ flavoring packets as the idditives contained
        will inactivate the usually protective levels of chlorine. The
        residual chlorine MUST be kept Iiiah.

        3-  Insect, Spider, Scorpion, and Snake- Tti@eAts:

            a_ The most important danger in this category you    will
        encounter is from the Sand 1--ly. This small insect can  fly
        through unprotected mosquito netting. The Sand Fly carries many
iseases that are truly awful but the ones most common in this
        operation carry primarily Leishmaniasis and Sand Fly Fevei--
        Sand Fly Feven will make you e)ttremelv ill and combat-.
        inef-fectiv4e- These flies are attracted by unsanitary latrines,
        "wine or fecal waste around your encampment, and food - as welj
        as your- body.

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Document 6 f:/Week-18/BX000041/AFTER ACTION REPORTS/operation desert shield medical and chemical thr:06079615285238
Control Fields 17
File Room = apr96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-18
Box ID = BX000041
Unit = XVIII CORPS
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = AFTER ACTION REPORTS
Folder Seq # = 35
Subject = OPERATION DESERT SHIELD MEDICAL AND CHEMICAL THREAT
Document Seq # = 7
Document Date = 01-JAN-1980
Scan Date = 14-MAY-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 = 07-JUN-1996