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Dozens Of Gas Masks And Ammunition Missing From Fort Hood Supply Cage

More than 60 gas masks and several other items were taken from a Fort Hood supply cage and now the Army's Criminal Investigation Command is hoping a tip will help them find out where they are.
Picture from www.fortbraggsurplus.us

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is investigating the disappearance of several dozen gas masks and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from a supply cage on Fort Hood.

CID Chief of Public Affairs Chris Grey confirmed Tuesday the missing items included 61 M50 protective masks, three AN-UDR-13 Radiac Test sets, 240 rounds of 5.56 ammo and 230 rounds of 9mm. Grey would not give details on how the supplies were taken or confirm when it happened.

A M50 protective mask can cost several hundred dollars. It protects against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats (including toxic industrial materials), according to a description on the Fort Bragg Military Surplus website. Radiac Test sets measure radiation levels.

Grey said anyone with information that could help find the gear can leave a tip via CID's digital crime tip system and click on CID Lookout Crime Tips. All tips are anonymous. You can also call the Fort Hood CID office at 254-287-2722.