NEWS | Dec. 12, 2019

NBC Bags: No Longer Free Issue

Following deployment, very few of the free-issue NBC bags given to Soldiers through the Individual Chemical Equipment Management Program (ICEMP) are returned. Of the ones turned in, most are so beat up they can’t be reissued.
 
Image of NBC bag
        
Reduced funding means the free-issue days are over. Units are now held responsible for NBC bags issued to Soldiers. They should account for the bags on their hand receipt or through clothing records. Any shortage means unit supply will have to order replacement NBC bags, NSN 8465-01-540-9951, through normal supply channels using unit funds. The bags cost just under $45 each.
        
By the way, this bag holds no chemical protective qualities. It’s only meant to carry your chemical gear.