mission-oriented protective posture


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mission-oriented protective posture

A flexible system of protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical contamination. This posture requires personnel to wear only that protective clothing and equipment (mission-oriented protective posture gear) appropriate to the threat level, work rate imposed by the mission, temperature, and humidity. Also called MOPP. See also mission-oriented protective posture gear.
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When executed, it can reduce the effects and spread of contamination across the battlefield and provide temporary relief from an elevated chemical mission-oriented protective posture. It serves as an option for ground commanders to continue the fight while surviving in a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) environment.
They train semiannually in controlled toxic environments to test their mission-oriented protective posture equipment.
I sensed and saw defeat in my Soldiers' faces, many struggling with the heat's effects in our mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) suits.
The specific collective-level training executed before and at JRTC for this full-spectrum operations rotation caused the 82d BSB to revisit and rehone many basic skills: basic field craft, standards for stand-to and perimeter manning, adjacent unit coordination, fratricide prevention measures, fire control measures, the emplacement and digging of crew-served fighting positions, the emplacement of triple-strand concertina wire to standard around an area occupied by 1,000 paratroopers, camouflaging tactical operations centers and vehicles to standard, CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive) preparation and MOPP (mission-oriented protective posture) level-4 execution, and many others.
"Bunkers, bunkers, bunkers, gas, gas, gas!"Seabees scrambled for their mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear as gas grenades went off throughout their forward operating base.
If he throws us a curveball in terms of anything unconventional, we'll be ready to hunker down in a mission-oriented protective posture. But I feel comfortable that we're facing the bottom of his order and anything he throws at us we're going to hit straight into the bleachers.
* Continuously wear Mission-Oriented Protective Posture Level 4 for up to 3 hours during a mock operation.
The certifying exercise for each platoon was to retrieve watermelons trapped beneath tons of rubble while wearing Level 4 mission-oriented protective posture equipment.
CBRN officers verify those reports and advise units when to don mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear or continue to monitor with the Joint Chemical Agent Detector.
Meanwhile, Soldiers remained contaminated for several hours until a suspension of battlefield effects enabled them to remove the Mission-Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) 4 gear.
Many leaders are unaware that Soldiers are affected by threat factors that are less overt than a sarin gas attack or nerve agent contamination and that CBRN training does not always include mission-oriented protective posture gear and decontamination lines.
For example, if you are slated for an assignment to an air defense artillery unit, you should learn, through advance research, that air defense artillery units conduct crew certification exercises that require mission-oriented protective posture gear-and that this, in turn, requires a logistics plan for the resupply of gear.

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