U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Company 36 conducted chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 10, 2016.

The training tested CLC-36’s effectiveness, personnel and equipment under CBRN conditions, and reinforced individual confidence in the use and implementation of personal protective equipment.

Marines, already in mission oriented protective posture gear, also known as MOPP gear, were evaluated on their ability to effectively detect, report, respond and operate in a simulated CBRN environment. When given the signal “gas, gas, gas,” Marines scrambled to don their M50 Joint Service General Purpose Masks before returning to work as if everything was normal.

Personnel from Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, traveled to MCAS Iwakuni to instruct and observe this CBRN training.