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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

FM 3-3
FMFM 11-17

HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 16 November 1992

FM 3-3

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION AVOIDANCE

Editor's Note: This version incorporates provisions of Change 1, 29 September 1994.

MEMORANDUM, SUBJECT: Request to Change Chemical Proponent Field Manual Distribution Restriction Statements, 6 October 2000, with 12 October 2000 e-mail endorsement.


Table of Contents


  1. Preface

  2. Introduction

  3. Chapter 1 Vulnerability Analysis

    1. The IPB Process
    2. CB Threat Status
    3. Chemical Vulnerability Analysis
    4. Biological Vulnerability Analysis
    5. Vulnerability Reduction
    6. Active Measures
    7. Passive Measures

  4. Chapter 2 NBC Warning and Reporting System (NBCWRS)

    1. Standard NBC Reports
    2. NBC 1 Report
    3. Initial Use Report
    4. NBC 2 Report
    5. NBC 3 Report
    6. NBC 4 Report
    7. NBC 5 Report
    8. NBC 6 Report
    9. Managing the NBC Warning and Reporting System
    10. Collecting CB Information
    11. Monitoring, Survey, and Reconnaissance Data
    12. Evaluating CB Information
    13. Unit Procedures
    14. NBCC Procedures
    15. Transmitting CB Information
    16. Actions at Unit Level
    17. Battalion Level
    18. Brigade/Task Force Level
    19. NBCC Level
    20. Chemical Attack Warning (CHEMWARN)
    21. Automated Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Information System (ANBACIS)

  5. Chapter 3 Chemical Agents

    1. Types of Chemical Agents
    2. Persistent
    3. Nonpersistent
    4. Detection and Identification
    5. Automatic Chemical Agent Alarm
    6. Chemical Agent Monitor
    7. Individual Chemical Agent Detector (ICAD)
    8. ABC-M8 Chemical Agent Detector Paper
    9. M9 Chemical Agent Detector Paper
    10. M256 Series Chemical Agent Detector Kit
    11. M272 Water Testking Kit, Chemical Agents
    12. FOX, XM93, NBC Reconnaissance System (NBCRS)
    13. Remote Sensing Chemical Agent Alarm XM21 (RSCAAL)
    14. Reporting
    15. Data Evaluation
    16. Chemical Downwind Message
    17. Preparing the Chemical Downwind Message
    18. Atmospheric Stability Charts
    19. Temperature Gradients
    20. Simplified Hazard Prediction
    21. Duration of Agent
    22. Chemical Downwind Hazard Prediction
    23. Type of Attack
    24. Air-Contaminating Agents-Type A
    25. Ground-Contaminating Agents-Type B
    26. Plotting the Downwind Hazard-Type A
    27. Plotting the Downwind Hazard-Type B
    28. Adjusted Hazard Prediction
    29. Time of Arrival
    30. Chemical Hazard Prediction at Sea
    31. General Procedures
    32. Naval Chemical Downwind Message (NAV CDM)
    33. Naval Chemical Downwind Hazard Prediction Simplified Procedure
    34. Determination of the Hazard Area
    35. Naval Detailed Chemical Downwind Hazard Prediction
    36. Determination of the Downwind Hazard Area.
    37. Chemical Prediction Data Sheet
    38. Avoidance Procedures
    39. Vehicle Operations
    40. Helicopter Operations

  6. Chapter 4 Biological Agents

    1. Pathogens
    2. Bacteria
    3. Viruses
    4. Rickettsiae
    5. Toxins
    6. Characteristics of BW Agents Delayed Effects
    7. Large Area Coverage
    8. Control
    9. Skin Penetration
    10. Weather Effects on Biological Agents
    11. Sunlight
    12. Humidity
    13. Wind
    14. Temperature Gradient
    15. Precipitation and Temperature
    16. Windows of Vulnerability
    17. Persistency of Biological Agents/Hazard
    18. Use of Biological Agents Against US Forces
    19. Using Intelligence Sources
    20. Recognizing a Pattern of Employment
    21. Recognizing Distinguishing Symptoms, Signs, and Effects
    22. Dissemination Techniques and Avoidance Procedures
    23. Aerosol Dissemination Procedures
    24. Zones of Contamination
    25. Aerosol Avoidance Procedures
    26. Vector Dissemination Procedures
    27. Vector Avoidance Procedures
    28. Convert Dissemination and Avoidance Procedures
    29. Warning and Reporting
    30. Principles of Hazard Prediction
    31. Simplified Downwind Hazard Prediction for Biological Agents (SBDWHP)
    32. Hazard Prediction
    33. Sampling
    34. Evacuation of Biological Samples

  7. Chapter 5 CB Reconnaissance, Monitoring, and Survey: Planning, Conducting, Recording, and Reporting

    1. Location of Chemical Agents
    2. Reconnaissance
    3. Procedures
    4. Recording and Reporting RECON Information
    5. Monitoring
    6. Surveys
    7. Techniques
    8. Recording and Reporting Procedures
    9. Operational Aspects
    10. Point Surveillance, Area Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
    11. Contamination Marking
    12. Standard Signs
    13. Marking Contaminated Materiel
    14. Biological Sampling
    15. Types of Samples
    16. Liquids
    17. Vegetation
    18. Soil
    19. Ordnance
    20. Priorities
    21. Quantities
    22. Sampling Equipment
    23. Commercial Air Samplers
    24. Employment
    25. Modular Chemical and Biological Agent Sampling Kit (CBASK).
    26. Where to Take Samples
    27. How to Sample
    28. GASES - Unbagged Pack
    29. LIQUIDS - Unmarked Packs
    30. Solid - Unmarked Packs
    31. General Packaging Procedures
    32. Sampling
    33. Witness Interview
    34. Acquisition Reporting
    35. Evacuation of Samples

  8. Chapter 6 Civilian Chemical Hazards

  9. Appendix A CB Operational Situation Contamination Avoidance

  10. Appendix B Biological Agents

    1. Country Codes for Sample Reports

  11. Appendix C Reproducible Forms

  12. Glossary

  13. References

  14. Authentication


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