Tuesday, October 21, 2003


And add some handsoap and athletes foot spray in the next one.

It is true in every war that the greater number of soldiers are felled not by the enemy, but by what the Army calls NBI (Non-Battle Injuries).
Harris and Capt. Chris Johnson, environmental science officer, said they tell troops that a simple thing such as washing hands is part of force protection. Diseases can be transmitted easily from the hand, they said, so keeping those hands clean is vital.

“Out here it’s so important,” Johnson said. “That’s the No. 1 thing we stress, and we really stay on them.”

Harris said the division arrived with 32,000 bottles of hand sanitizer. Hand washing stations are now ubiquitous at camps.

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