3-1. General. Keep the vest and armor clean and in usable condition. Improper wear may result in less protection and
comfort. Careless handling or use of the vest for purposes other than flight operations should be avoided.
3-2. SARVIP Care.
Follow cleaning instructions provided on labels attached to vest and armor insert carrier. They may be
washed using warm, soapy water, rinsed in clean water and allowed to drip-dry.
Be sure to turn in damaged vest. Failure to do so could endanger your life.
Do not attempt repairs to the vest/harness or ballistic insert carrier. Turn in the damaged item to your ALSE
technician for repair or replacement.
Turn in and have replaced immediately any damaged or outdated survival items.