TI- Radiological Defense Training October 1948

Radiological Defense Training

Citation: Naval training bulletin, Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Bureau of Naval Personnel, October 1948, pages 10-13 https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112119813282?urlappend=%3Bseq=244

THE awe-inspiring devastation wrought against both material and personnel by atomic explosion is firmly fixed in the mind of all humanity. While the atomic bomb produces damage by blast and fire, its most characteristic feature is the release of nuclear radiations in the form of neutrons, alpha and beta particles, and gamma rays. These radioactive products account for certain persistent hazards, which are called “radiological hazards.”

In planning defensive measures and in training personnel to cope with the problems of atomic warfare there has developed a new and highly complicated military technology known as “radiological safety” or “radiological defense.” These terms are synonymous and commonly are shortened to “radsafe” and “rad-defense.” Continue reading “TI- Radiological Defense Training October 1948”

TI-Correspondence Course in Nuclear Physics Available, 1948

Correspondence Course in Nuclear Physics Available:
The Bureau of Naval Personnel offers a correspondence course entitled “Elementary Nuclear Physics” (NavPers 10775 ). This course is available to all naval officers, including those of the Naval Reserve on inactive duty. The course is based on the 1 July 1946 extra issue of All Hands, devoted to the atomic bomb tests at Bikini, and on “Applied Nuclear Physics,” by Pollard and Davidson. It is believed that those who study the material presented in this course will acquire a sufficient foundation in the principles of atomic physics to give them a clearer understanding of the medical problems connected with atomic nuclear energy, particularly those resulting from explosion of atomic bombs. The material for this course is issued by the Correspondence Course Center on custody receipt. Continue reading “TI-Correspondence Course in Nuclear Physics Available, 1948”