NEWS | Nov. 4, 2019

JSGPM: Nosecup News

Dear Editor,

As members of the Command Maintenance Evaluation and Training Team (COMET), we’ve come across a couple of nosecup issues on the Joint Services General Purpose Mask (JSGPM):
 
  • There is in an arrow on the nosecup to help you properly install the internal drink tube. Most Soldiers don’t realize that. The arrow should point to the top of the internal drink tube. That way the drink tube moves toward your mouth when you drink instead of away from it. Adjust the drink tube if necessary. 
Line drawing showing arrow on the nosecup that helps properly install the internal drink tube
Pay attention to arrow (in yellow above) when installing drink tube
 
  • Some Soldiers think the nosecup should be removed when they clean the mask. Not true! If you reinstall the nosecup wrong, it affects air flow in the mask and can cause the eyelenses to fog up. WP 0017 in TM 3-4240-542-13&P (May 08) gives a detailed cleaning procedure for the mask. It doesn’t include removing the nosecup.
David Whitmire
Damon Franklin
JBLM, WA
Editor’s note: More good tips from the JBLM COMET! Thanks for your willingness to help Soldiers.