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Subject: XVIII ABN CORPS MEMO MED AND CHEMCIAL THREAT SWA                

Unit: 22D SUPCOM  

Parent Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX005201

Folder Title: 675TH MED DET OA  HISTORICAL FILES -UNSORTED                                                    

Document Number:         10

Folder SEQ  #:          2







                AFZN-MD
                SUBJECT: Operation Desert Shield Medical and Cliemical Threat


                     b. The "old" DEET liquid must be apolil-d to all L-)tposE?d
                skin at 4 hour intervals to be effective. The "new" DEET Crr.-mL,
                must be applied every 12 hours, is more resistant to sweat, and
                is wort- effective. Flies may still land on your DEET protected
                sttin but usually do not bite through the -,kin to deposit their
                diseases in you.     Evc?n though it is hot, the wearing of Your DCU
                uniform over your arms,             head. and trunk will recittc     " the
                t.trqc?t area for ttie,.qL- flies. IT 15 YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO
                MNINTAIN YOUR OWN ENCAMPMENT IIYC71ENE AND TO REGULARLY APPLY
                DEET.

                     C- Use the Permethrin aerosol spray to spray inside your
                mosquito netting, if you have any, the inside of your slc?epina
                covers, and your uniform. A liqtit coat is all that is necessary
                every 4 or 5 days-

                     d- There are spiders, scorpions, and poisonous snakes in
                the ire.%-   While not common. you should try to sleep off of the
                pnound and throughly examine your clothes and sleeping covers
                be-fore use- Your, Command Surgeon can obtain further information
                and more specifics through tlil- Division and Corps Surgeon-

                4. The Chemical Warftre Threat:

                     a- You are being provided with danqnrous, very potcrit drugs
                that c-an liE-Iti you survive if stibitct@d to % nerve at
                                                                               .lent attick-
                 INCORRECT USE AND/CIR USE 017 THESE DRUC-,(3 AT Ttir- WRONG TIME CAN'
                KILL YOU, OR nT LENST CAUSE YOU TO BECOME COMUNT INEFFECTIVE.
iar with the ttsc-- of flark-I kits.             1<@op
                v,-tirsc-If well livtlrited.   D(N IIUT ur@. tlic? ttblfts in the blister
                p@icl4t until you are told to do so by your comrnanden.

                     b.  The chemical agents lnovin to be used by opposint3 forces
                consist almost exclusively of a tilirtrr toent (MUSTNRD) in a
                form that adheres to yotti- sltin and a form that can be breathed,
                anti r,E-rvL- aul-nt in t short and Icr.ti tctit-ig form.     Review of tti"
                nroprn use of' yoiii- chemical onsenitile, the use of the drugs
                ot,ovided to vou and your rni-dics. anti the control of vottr fear
                anti nroup panic reactions will enable you to probably survive-
                Failure to do so will prctb.031y i-psult in your dealt should you
                be attacked by these agents-

                5-   TliEse m(-dical tnd chemical tltr@nts are no joke!           Do what you
                have been taught, but perhaps igrinrl-cl on ext-rcisL-s-          Review your
                vattipment, knd be stirt- you have it all ti-,d know how to use it-
                Your medical support team can help You Witt] info%-motion if you
                Herd t.iore.

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File Room = aug96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-34
Box ID = BX005201
Unit = 22D SUPCOM
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = 675TH MED DET OA HISTORICAL FILES -UNSORTED
Folder Seq # = 2
Subject = XVIII ABN CORPS MEMO MED AND CHEMCIAL THREAT SWA
Document Seq # = 60
Document Date =
Scan Date =
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 = 20-SEP-1996