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Subject: PROTECTIVE MASKS                                                

Box  ID: BX000404

Document Number:          9

Folder Title: TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER LOGS - MSG FILE LOGS 16-17 DEC 90                                    

Folder Seq #:          8

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organzation: CENTCOM     



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            UNCLAS (70-17D)
            SUBJ PROTECTIVE MASKS
            A. MSG (S), CDR XVIII ABN CORPS, DCO, 14'1355Z DEC 90, BAB
            1. WE ARE WELL AWARE OF FAILURE MECHANISMS OF THE M17 SERIES
            MASKS. IN FACT, A RED TEAM WAS FORMED TO STUDY A SEVERE USE
            PROBLEM WHICH RESULTED IN VOICEMITTER HOUSING FAILURES. EXTENSIVE
            TESTING RESULTED IN IMPLEMENTATION OF REINFORCEMENT OF THE
            VOICEMITTER AREA ON ALL RECENTLY REBUILT ITEMS. FORTUNATELYT IT
            WAS CLEARLY SHOWN THAT LONG BEFORE THE MASK INTEGRITY WAS
            CDMPROMISED, THE ONSET OF THE FAILURES/CRACKS IS CLEARLY VISIBLE.
            PAGE 02 RUCIAFB7423 UNCLAS
            THE PRODUCTION ACCEPTANCE TEST EQUIPMENT USED BY THE IN-COUNTRY
            TEAM MEASURES AN ABSOLUTE PROTECTION FACTOR MUCH HIGHER THAN NEEDED
            FOR ADEQUATE SOLDIER PROTECTION. AN ADDITIONAL TESTER HAS RECENTLY
            BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO THE TEAM TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS AN
E OF PROTECTION AFFORDED BY THE MASK. WE ARE
            ENCOURAGED TO FIND THAT MANY MASKS FAILING PRODUCTION ACCEPTANCE
            TESTS9 IN REALITY, SHOWED @ORE THAN ADEQUATE PROTECTION.
            TliEREFORE9 WE DO NOT FEEL THAT YOU HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM.
            HOWEVER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO EVALUATE DATA AS IT EMERGES.
            2. FOR NOW, WE NEED TO ASSESS WHERE We ARE. TO THAT END, SENIOR
            SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS WILL BE DISPATCHED TO ASCERTAIN THE MAGNITUDE
            OF THE PROBLEM, DEVELOP AN APPROPRIATE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM, AND
         @-FUTURE COURSES OF ACTION.
            3. REQUEST FUTURE MSG TRAFFIC INCLUDE CDR CRDEC //SMCCR-CO// AND
            CDR CRDEC //SMCCR-TDP//.
            4. THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN SIGNED BY MG GREENBERG, CB, AMCCOM.
            BT
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File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-29
Box ID = BX000404
Unit = ARCENT
Parent Organization = CENTCOM
Folder Title = TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTER LOGS - MSG FILE LOGS 16-17 DEC 90
Folder Seq # = 8
Subject = PROTECTIVE MASKS
Document Seq # = 18
Document Date =
Scan Date = 22-JUL-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 = 09-AUG-1996