Time to pick up those masks
February 3, 2011
CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Second Infantry Division leadership has directed personnel with Family members in-country, whether they're here command-sponsored or not, to pick up XM52 protective masks, for their dependents older than 11 years of age, and Infant Chemical Agent Protection Systems, if they have children younger than 10.
The XM52 provides face, eye, and respiratory protection from concentrations of various chemicals while also reducing the level of breathing resistance. The mask needs to remain sealed in order to provide protection for 24 hours, allowing enough time to protect Family members as evacuations are conducted.
The ICAPS is a pressurized system to protect infants and young children while allowing for maximum comfort while wearing. It also contains a drinking tube allowing young children and infants to eat and drink without reducing their protection.
For more details about the XM52 or the ICAPS, please visit the following Web site: http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/NEO/Neo.asp
For initial issue of Family members' masks, all Area I Soldiers can draw the equipment from the Camp Stanley Central Issue Facility Bldg. 2244 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Soldiers serving in Areas II and III can draw and exchange their Family members' protective masks at the Camp Humphreys CIF, Bldg. T-616 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.
Regardless of which area their dependents may reside, all Area I personnel need to draw their dependents' equipment from an Area I supporting CIF.
When receiving initial issue, 2nd ID personnel need to have a memorandum from their commander for CIF and a statement of understanding and responsibility to draw the equipment.