Basic Combat Training: The NBC chamber Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 July 2017
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Soldiers in Co. C, 1st Bn., 48th Inf. Reg., prepare to exit the NBC chamber after removing their masks.
A photo essay by Angi Betran
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Soldiers in Company C, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment experienced one of the first tests of their young Army careers — the NBC chamber.
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Staff Sgt. Desirae Nash, drill sergeant, Co. C, 1st Bn., 48th Inf. Reg., prepares the chemical reaction to release the gas into the chamber for Soldiers. The gas used is essentially tear gas and causes a physical reaction, including irritation of the nose, mouth and eyes.

It was the second event during Basic Combat Training that tested the Soldier's personal courage, said Capt. Patrick Markworth, company commander, but the first that included building trust in their equipment.

The company completed the NBC chamber Monday, during week three of training.

 
 
 
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A Soldier with Company C, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment endures a few moments in the NBC chamber with a protective mask on before having to remove and reseal the mask.
 
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