ARMY TM 10-1670-279-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-27-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1.28
2-54. In-Storage Inspection.
a. General Information. An in-storage inspection is a physical check conducted on a random sample of air delivery
equipment which is located in storage.
b. Intervals. Parachutes in storage will be inspected at least semiannually and at more frequent intervals if
prescribed by the local parachute maintenance officer.
c. Inspection. Inspect to insure that the parachute is ready for issue.
(1) Check the parachute for proper identification.
(2) Check that no damage or deterioration has been incurred.
(3) Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed.
(4) Check the adequacy of the storage facilities; efforts taken to control pests and rodents; and protection against
unfavorable climatic conditions.
a. Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of air delivery equipment is the responsibility of item
manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packaging specifications as stipulated in contractual
agreements. Air delivery equipment is normally shipped to depot activities by domestic freight or parcel post, packaged
to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those air delivery items which are unpackaged and subjected
to random inspections or testing by a depot activity, air delivery equipment received by a using unit will be contained in
original packaging materials.
b. Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of air delivery equipment between organizational and
direct support maintenance activities will be accomplished on a signature verification basis using whatever means of
transportation are available. Used parachutes and other fabric items will be tagged in accordance with DA PAM 738-751,
and rolled, folded, or placed loosely in a parachute pack, deployment bag, or other suitable container, as required. Used
wood and metal air delivery items will be tagged as prescribed in DA PAM 738-751 and placed in a suitable type
container, if necessary. Unused air delivery equipment will be transported in original shipping containers. During
shipment, every effort will be made to protect air delivery items from weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids.
Vehicles used to transport parachutes will be inspected to ensure the items are protected from the previously cited
material damaging conditions.
c. Other Shipping Instructions. Air delivery equipment destined for domestic or overseas shipment will be packaged
and marked in accordance with AR 700-15, TM 38-230-1, and TM 38-230-2. Shipment of air delivery items will be
accomplished in accordance with AR 55-45.