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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade first Army unit in the U.S. to receive New Chemical Suit for Aviators

 

Written by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, become the first Army unit in the continental U.S. to receive the latest Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, September 20th, at Fort Campbell, KY.

The JPACE is a flame resistant, light weight, chemical and biological protective coverall that resembles a standard flight suit worn over the physical fitness uniform and consists of an inner CB lining attached to an outer shell.

Bobbie Salazar, a Personal Protective Equipment Team member, helps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Smith, a pilot with Troop A, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, don the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, designed specifically for aviators. The 159th CAB is the first stateside Army unit to field the JPACE. (Photo by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel)

Bobbie Salazar, a Personal Protective Equipment Team member, helps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Smith, a pilot with Troop A, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, don the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, designed specifically for aviators. The 159th CAB is the first stateside Army unit to field the JPACE. (Photo by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel)

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