Noncombatant Evacuation Operations

Noncombatant Evacuation Operation

NEO Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Non Combatant Evacuation?
Non Combatant Evacuation is a standard U.S. response to hostilities and natural disasters which might endanger our citizens. One of the primary goals of NEO training is to ensure we can do this task successfully under real-world circumstances.

2. Who is my NEO Warden?
Each unit has a designated NEO Warden. Please contact your chain of command to find out who is your NEO Warden. NEO Wardens are available to update your NEO packets, demonstrate use of the ICAPS mask and answer any questions you might have about a potential evacuation.

3. Can NEO registration be completed on-line?
All potential evacuees must contact their NEO Warden to update their packets, information and items in their NEO kits. Contact your NEO warden today to ensure you are ready.


  • Your ICAPS Protective mask comes in a yellow sealed box. You may open the ICAPS box to train with the mask, however the sealed canister inside the box MUST remain sealed.
  • The M52 mask comes in a brown cardboard box. The box must remain sealed. Ask your warden for M52 training opportunities.

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