Section VII. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
2-27. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE. Placement of ancillary equipment in
administrative storage should be for brief periods of time when a maintenance resource shortage exists. Items should be
in mission readiness within 24 hours or within the time factors as determined by the directing authority. During the
storage period, appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
Before placing the equipment in administrative storage, current preventive maintenance checks and services should be
completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and applicable Modification Work Orders (MWO) applied.
Storage site selection. Personnel Troop Parachute Ancillary Equipment should be stored in a controlled temperature,
dry, and well ventilated environment.
a. Inspection. In addition to the unit PMCS procedures, inspect the ancillary equipment for rips, tears, dirt and
b. Cleaning and drying. The practice of cleaning airdrop items should be held to a minimum and performed only
when it is necessary to eliminate a malfunction potential or the possibility of material deterioration. The method of
cleaning to be used must be compatible with the type of material to be cleaned and the nature of the substance to be
removed. In addition, the cleaning process should be limited to the soiled area only. The cleaning of airdrop equipment
will be performed using the following procedures, as applicable:
Use of compressed air can create airborne particles that may enter the eyes or penetrate the skin.
When used for cleaning or drying, compressed air shall not exceed 30 psig. Adequate chip
guards and eye protection shall be used. Do not direct compressed air against skin.
(1) Remove all debris from the airdrop item(s) by vigorous shaking or by brushing with a dry soft-bristle
brush. A compressed air hose may be used when available to remove foreign material from inaccessible areas.