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24-FOOT DIAMETER TROOP CHEST RESERVE (T-10R) PARACHUTE AND THE MIRPS
PREPARATION FOR STORAGE
Storage Criteria. Administrative storage of air delivery equipment will be accomplished in accordance with
AR 750-1 and the instructions furnished below.
General Storage Requirements. To ensure serviceability and standards of storied air delivery equipment
are maintained, the following requirements must be followed:
1. When available, a heated building will be used to store parachutes and other air delivery items.
2. Air delivery equipment will be stored in a dry, well-ventilated location and protected from pilferage,
dampness, fire, dirt, insects, rodents, and direct sunlight.
3. Air delivery equipment will not be stored in a manner, which would prevent ventilation or interfere with
light fixtures, heating vents, fire fighting devices, cooling units, exits, or fire doors.
4. Air delivery items will not be stored in a damaged, dirty, or damp condition.
5. All stored air delivery items will be marked, segregated, and located for accessibility and easy
6. Air delivery equipment will not be stored in direct contact with any building, floor, or wall. Storage will be
accomplished using bins, shelves, pallets, racks, or dunnage to provide airspace between the storage
area floor and the equipment. If shelving of similar storage accommodations is not available, locally
fabricate construction materials (suitable lumber or wooden boxes) for storage maybe used as long as it
meet those requirements outlined with in this WP.
7. All available materials handling equipment should be used as much as possible in the handling of air
8. Periodic rotation of stock, conversion of available space, proper housekeeping policies, and strict
adherence to all safety regulations will be practiced at all times.
Storage Specifications for Parachutes. In addition to the storage requirements mentioned within
paragraph 2., above, the following is a list of specifics that must be enforced when storing parachutes:
1. Except for those assemblies required for contingency operations, parachutes will not be stored in a
2. Stored parachute assemblies will be secured from access by unauthorized personnel.
3. A parachute that is in storage, and is administered a cyclic repack and inspection, will not be exposed to
incandescent light or indirect sunlight for a period of more than 36-hours. In addition, exposure to direct
sunlight should be avoided entirely.
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