January 21, 2022

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C-Bag: Chemical (Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear) Bag (CBRN)

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What’s in a C-Bag aka Chemical (Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear) Bag (CBRN). A walk through of the contents of a chem bag.

C-Bag List:
Protective Rubber Overboots with all three elastic closures, one for left and right foot
Chemically-protective Trousers
Protective Jacket
M50 Gas Mask
Mask Carrier
Face Form for long term storage of M5 mask
Canteen with the appropriate cap that fits the M50 gas mask.
Voice Amplifier/Emitter
Equipment carrier

The CBRN environment includes CBRN threats and hazards present and their potential effects on operations. These effects can be created through the intentional or unintentional release of CBRN materials in the operational environment (OE). Operations in CBRN environments are conducted using specific policies and procedures to minimize or negate CBRN threats and hazards. Such operations may require the employment of strategic and operational capabilities.

CBRN hazards are CBRN materials that could create adverse effects if released or disseminated accidentally, deliberately, or even naturally.

Mission Oriented Protective Posture or MOPP levels
• Mask Only – Protective mask is carried.
• MOPP Ready — Protective mask is carried. First set of suit, gloves, and boots are available within two hours, second set within six hours.
• MOPP Level 0 — Worn: nothing. Carried: Protective mask. Immediately Available: suit, boots and gloves.
• MOPP Level 1 — Worn: suit. Carried: Protective mask. Immediately Available: boots and gloves
• MOPP Level 2 — Worn: suit and boots. Carried: Protective mask and gloves.
• MOPP Level 3 — Worn: suit, boots and mask. Carried: gloves.
• MOPP Level 4 — All protection worn.

Video by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Barton
127th Wing Public Affairs

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