Lesson 5/Learning Event 2
The heading of the message will consist of the following information in this order.
. The dissemination
precedence assigned to NBC
5 (Chemical/Biological) Reports
Date/time. This date and time is the date and time the message is sent. It may be given in local or
ZULU time, but it must be indicated which time is used (e.g. 280730Z or 280730 local).
Security Classification. Normally the message will be UNCLASSIFIED.
From . This line will contain the designation of the agency sending the message.
To. This line will designate the unit or units that are to receive the message.
Type of Report. This line will contain NBC 5 (Chemical) or NBC 5 (Biological).
The information to be entered in the body of the message is as follows:
Line ALFA. This line will contain the strike serial number assigned by the NBCE upon receipt of
the initial NBC 1 (Chemical/Biological) Report for that attack.
. On this line the
date and time the contamination was initially detected
entered. This time may be in either local or ZULU time, but the time used must be shown.
. On this line the
date and time
of the latest survey
will be shown.
. This line
of coordinates taken from the situation map along the
contour outlining the contaminated area. There is no specific number of coordinates to be used;
however, there should be a sufficient number to insure that, when the NBC 5 (Chemical/Biological)
Report is posted by the subordinate unit, the contour can be drawn as accurately as possible. When
the series of coordinates form a closed ring, the last coordinate should be the same as the first.
Shown in figure 36 on page 88 is an area of chemical contamination. The coordinates, which are
marked by x's in the contour shown on page 88, are the coordinates shown in line XRAY of the
NBC 5 (Chemical) Report (figure 37 on page 89).