Marines prepare for worst with CBRN training drills

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. —  Marines with 2nd Transport Support Battalion are now more capable to handle a chemical weapons attack due to their completion of a chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear defense training exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Dec. 1, 2015.

During the training, Marines put into practice skills they learned in classes about an active chemical threat and the proper protective equipment to decontaminate themselves in a hazardous situation.

The Marines simulated a chemical threat and conducted different safety procedures as would be expected in an emergency.

Simulations included clearing an M50 gas mask and putting on a Mission Oriented Protective Posture suit. Marines were also taught safety positions for chemical spray and a nuclear detonation.

Full article: Marines prepare for worst with CBRN training drills (The United States Marine Corps)

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