Fort Bragg-based paratroopers recently trained to improve their understanding of and proficiency at chemical defense training.

Paratroopers of Company B, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted mask-confidence training on Fort Bragg Jan. 15.

The training included a block of instruction on the proper employment of the M50 protective mask and a confidence-building exercise inside a chamber filled with riot-control gas.

The training taught the support paratroopers how to properly fit their protective mask to their face, ensure a proper seal was achieved and build their confidence in its ability to protect them from airborne hazards.