Jul 2, 2013

Lance Cpl. Michael A. Pigg, a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense specialist for the Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Lufkin, Texas, adjusts the canisters on a gas mask during a class on the Mission-Oriented Protective Posture suit here, Nov. 4. Marines refresh themselves on the use of protective gear annually, even stepping into an enclosed room to test the MOPP techniques with tear gas. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.

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