Soldier Combat Skills

Archive for June, 2011

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Basic Training

Many Soldiers will say their most vivid memory of Basic Combat Training was the moment they pulled off their protective mask and felt the sting of reality in the gas chamber.

Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment recently got their turn in Fort Jackson’s Nuclear, Biological, Chemical chamber. On a rainy day in their third week of BCT, they completed the NBC training.

“The purpose of NBC is for them to get familiar with their equipment, and to know that if there is ever a severe situation, that they’ll be able to use their equipment properly,” said Capt. Jason Murray, commander of Co. A, 2nd Bn., 60th Inf. Reg. “They learn how to seal and clear the mask properly.”

A day at the NBC chamber begins with classroom instruction. Range cadre teach the trainees about the equipment they will be using. They break for lunch, then line up for the chamber. (continue reading…)

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