n. MFS (Figure 2-8.2). Latches (3) on the right and left sides of the MFS (2) attach it to the
helmet-mounted strikers (1). The latches are flipped against the helmet to attach the MFS, or
away from the helmet to remove the MFS. The helmet can be donned or doffed while the MFS
is attached to either side and swung open.
Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
2-2. GENERAL (Refer to Table 2-1).
a. To keep the helmet in satisfactory operating condition, the user should discover all
deficiencies and have them corrected before damage or failure occurs. These
deficiencies should be reported, together with corrective action taken, on
DA Form 2408-22 (Helmet and Oxygen Mask/Connector Inspection Record) as
soon as possible.
b. Before you operate: Always keep in mind the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Perform
BEFORE (B) PMCS.
c. While you operate: Always keep in mind the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS.
d. After you operate: Be sure to perform AFTER (A) PMCS.
2-3. PMCS PROCEDURE (Refer to Table 2-1). The AIHS PMCS procedure consists of
pre-flight and post-flight inspections.
a. Pre-flight Inspection. Prior to each flight, the user shall inspect the helmet to see that it
is in serviceable condition, reporting any damage to the ALSE technician.
b. Post-flight Inspection. After each flight, the user shall inform the ALSE technician of any
component malfunction or damage to the helmet.
Figure 2-8.2. Strikers and MFS