2-19. AIRCREW SURVIVAL ARMOR RECOVERY VEST, INSERT, AND PACKETS (SARVIP) -
The basic and medical packet cases will be resealed in new sealed plastic bag prescribed in paragraph
Replacement. Replace damaged, defective or missing survival components of the SARVIP with serviceable
components from stock as prescribed in paragraph 2-5.
Distress marker light. Maintenance of the distress marker light is IAW TM 55-1680-322-12/T.O.14S10-2-2.
Battery. Screw battery cap out from bottom of distress marker and install new battery. Ensure that battery
and o-ring establish a tight seal when the cap is secured. The o-ring should be compressed approximately
20 percent of its thickness.
Attaching line. Replace the line by fabrication using a 30-inch length of MIL-C-5040 nylon cord with seared
ends. Attach one end of the cut cord length to the marker unit according to original attachment details and
secure the running end of the cord length by bartacking the cord material in the original location on the
applicable vest storage pocket. Bartacking shall be made according to original attaching details using the
specifics in table 2-3.
Life Preserver LPU-10/P. Inspect and maintain the life preserver in accordance with TM 5-4220-202-14/T.O. 14S-
1-102, Maintenance Instructions with Parts Breakdown, USAF Flotation Equipment.
Survival Packets. The basic and medical packets will be inspected every 120 days in accordance with table 2-1.
Each packet will have an inventory list of the components in the packet. These sealed packets are exempt from
opening for inspection. The packets are sealed in a sealed plastic bag with the air evacuated. The components
within the sealed plastic bag are individually sealed in a plastic material.
In addition to the regular inventory list, the medical packets will have a separate inventory list of medical
components that have a potency expiration. This list will contain the nomenclature, manufacturer, date of
manufacture, and expiration date. This packet may be opened to replace an expired item as follows:
Seal the new item in plastic material.