CBRN Defense Course

1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
Story by Staff Sgt. Meillettis Patton

Date: 07.26.2013
Posted: 08.06.2013 16:57
News ID: 111459
CBRN Defense Course

FORT POLK, La. – Soldiers in 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade maintain their tasks and skills through training like the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Defense Course held July 15 - 26 at Fort Polk’s Education Center. This 80-hour CBRN course focuses on protection, detection, reconnaissance against chemical agents. During the course, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Soldiers learned types of equipment, they would deal with during a CBRN event, decontamination techniques, warnings, reporting, fundamentals of radiation, CBRN room operations and manual plotting of a chemical attack in a classroom environment.<br /> <br /> During the classroom training, soldiers learned to don their chemical suits and masks. They then gathered training aids for hands-on training in the wooded area outside the Education Center to practice the techniques they learned in the classroom. <br /> <br /> They use the improved chemical agent detector and joint chemical agent detector and conduct a CBRN Recon, using the M291 skin decontamination kit. <br /> <br /> The students also conducted a mission oriented position posture, or MOPP gear exchange.