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File: 081996_jul96_decls56_0001.txt
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Subject: OP DESERT SHIELD M258A1 DECONTAMINATION KITS                    

Box  ID: BX000420

Document Number:        160

Folder Title: HISTORIANS BACKGROUND MATERIAL FILES - G3 NBC MIS 3  OF 3                                       

Folder Seq #:          4

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organzation: CENTCOM     


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     1. REF MSG IS RETRANSMITTED AS FOLLOWS. QUOTE:
     "1. THIS IS AMCCOM MAINTENANCE ADVISORY MESSAGE 90-24.
     2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO PROVIDE INSPECTION CRITERIA
     FOR OPERATING THE M258Al DECONTAMINATION KIT IN A HIGH TEMPERATURE
     ENVIRONMENT.
     3. THE M258AI DECONTAMINATION KIT WAS TESTED TO THE STORAGE
     LIMITATION OF 110 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. SOMETIMES THE GEOGRAPHICAL
     REGION O= OPERATION DESERT SHIELD EXCEEDS THIS AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
     PARAMETER. HENCE, IT HAS BECOME NECESSARY FOR ALL MILITARY COMMANDS
     OPERATING IN THIS REGION TO FOLLOW THE INSPECTION FREQUENCY WHICH
     FOLLOWS: THE M25SAI l'IT SHOULD BE INSPECTED IMMEDIATELY AND
     FOLLOWED UP ON A REGULAR MONTHLY BASIS FOF% SWOLLEN "NUMBER TWO"


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     PACKETS, LEAKING PAC!,ETS, OR ONES WHICH HAVE BURST. A SWOLLEN
     NUMBER TWO PACKET IS DEFINED AS ONE WHERE ThE GLASS AMPOULE INSIDE
     THE PACIET CANNOT BE FELT BY THE FINGERS HOLDING THE PACKET AND
     APPLYING SLIGHT TO MM@DERATE PRESSURE.
     4. HEA@ AC@@E-ERATES THE C:iE@-IICAL REACTION Wi-il@@H CAUSES THE M@45SAl
     TO SWELL, LEAF, AND BURST. "KEEP THE M@-5BAlE OUT OF DIRECT
     SUNLIGHT."
     5. IF DAMAGED KITS ARE DISCOVERED, DEMILIT@,.RIZATION IS NOT REQUIRED
     PRIOR TO TURN-IN. HOWEVER, GOOD PACKETS SHOJLD BE REMOVED AND
     REASSEMBLED TO FORM COMPLETE KITS (I.E., THREE NUMBER I PACKETS AND
 REASSEMBLED KIT).
     DURING KIT REASSEMBLY PROCEDURESs UTILIZE PACKETS FROM THE SAME LOT
     NUMBER AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
     6. DEFECTIVE NUMBER 1 AND 2 PACKETS AND ANY LEFT OVER NUMBER 1 AND
     2 PACKETS FROM KIT REASSEMBLY ARE CONSIDEREE HAZARDOUS WASTE; THEY
     SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF AS FOLLOWS: (1) NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL DRMO,
     ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OFFICE, AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE THAT
     HAZARDOUS MATERIAL HAS BEEN GENERATED. THESE OFFICES WILL PROVIDE
     GUIDANCE ON PROPER HANDLING AND STORAGE OF THIS TYPE WASTE UNTIL

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Document 2 f:/Week-29/BX000420/HISTORIANS BACKGROUND MATERIAL FILES - G3 NBC MIS 3 OF 3/op desert shield m258a1 decontamination kits:08169613353163
Control Fields 17
File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-29
Box ID = BX000420
Unit = ARCENT
Parent Organization = CENTCOM
Folder Title = HISTORIANS BACKGROUND MATERIAL FILES - G3 NBC MIS 3 OF 3
Folder Seq # = 4
Subject = OP DESERT SHIELD M258A1 DECONTAMINATION KITS
Document Seq # = 63
Document Date =
Scan Date = 30-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 = 16-AUG-1996