TAB A - Acronym Listing/Glossary

This TAB provides a listing of acronyms found in this report. Additionally, the Glossary section provides definitions for selected technical terms that are not found in common usage.

Acronyms

AOR ...........................................................................................................Area of Responsibility

AUIB .................................................................................Aircrew Uniform Integrated Battlefield

BDO ........................................................................................................Battledress Overgarment

CAM ........................................................................................................Chemical Agent Monitor

CPE ...............................................................................................Chemical Protective Equipment

CPHC ......................................................................................Chemical Protective Helmet Cover

CPOG ........................................................................................Chemical Protective Overgarment

CW ....................................................................................................................Chemical Weapon

DOD ...........................................................................................................Department of Defense

HQ .............................................................................................................................Headquarters

IAD ....................................................................................Investigation and Analysis Directorate

KTO ...............................................................................................Kuwait Theater of Operations

MKIII ............................................................................................................Mark (Model) Three

MKIV .............................................................................................................Mark (Model) Four

MOPP ..................................................................................Mission Oriented Protective Posture

NBC ........................................................................................Nuclear, Biological and Chemical

NCO ..................................................................................................Non-Commissioned Officer

OG84 ..................................................................Marine Corps Standard Protective Overgarment

OSAGWI ....................................................Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses

US .............................................................................................................................United States

Glossary

GulfLink

A World Wide Web site maintained by the Office of the Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Gulf War Illness (http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/).

 

M24 Protective Mask

The aircrew NBC protective mask. Protects aircrew personnel both in the air craft and on the ground. The mask has a hose assembly similar to the M25 mask. As with the M17 Series mask it protects the wearer from all known chemical and biological agents.

 

M25 Protective Mask

This mask was especially designed for crews of armored vehicles. When used in a tank or other armored vehicle, the mask couples to an on board filter unit. When outside of the vehicle, the wearer inhales through the nose and filter assembly. As with the M17 Series mask it protects the wearer from all known chemical and biological agents.

 

M40 Protective Mask

The M40 mask was designed with several improvements to the M17 series masks. The face piece of the M40 is made of silicone and covered with a thin layer of butyl rubber. The M40 offers improved comfort and communication.

 

M17 Series Protective Mask

The M17 series includes the M17, M17A1, and M17A2 protective masks. The mask is made of butyl rubber and protects the eyes, face and respiratory tract from all known chemical and biological agents.

 

Mil

Unit of measure equal to 1/1000 inch; used in measuring thickness of films or diameter of wire.

 

Miosis

Constriction of the pupil of the eye caused by abnormal stimulation of the controlling nerves.

 

SCUD

An intermediate-range missile, originally of Soviet design, capable of delivering large conventional and chemical warheads.

 

Selective Unmasking

A procedure to confirm negative tests for nerve agent vapor. One or more selected troops unmask for a short time and are observed for evidence of the early onset of toxic effects. The entire unit unmasks if no effects are noted.

 


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