Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL
2-1. INITIAL RECEIPT
Each survivor kit or survivor kit, component initially received from A specific supply source will be inspected as
prescribed in paragraph 2-4 prior to being placed into service, Usaually when a new survivor kit with all respective
components is received from the supply source, on illustrated pocking list will be furnished with the kit. This list will be
used to insure that all kit components ore present upon kit receipt. Upon completion of the initial inspection, the survivor
kit may be pocked for service using the applicable kit pocking specifics outlined in this chapter and the applicable kit
pocking list. Once pocked, the kit stroll be identified with a a condition tog according the procedured in paragraphs 2-3
and 2-4. The kit may then be placed into limited storage or issued for use. Individual survivor kits, after being inspected,
will be identified with a material condition tog according to DA PAM 738-751 and, may then be placed in limited storage
or issued, as required.
"After initial inventory place a DD Form 1577-2 (Green tag Unserviceable Repairable) on the kit. The kit (and ALL
components) ore still considered to be in a STORAGE condition. As soon as a DD Form 1574 (yellow tog Serviceable) is
placed on on inspected kit, it (and ALL of the components) then become IN SERVICE and will comply with all
serviceability rules. "
2 2. RECEIPT OF PREVIOUS ISSUE ITEM
Compasses that are components of survival kits, possessing luminous markings
on the dial face, contain radioactive material. Ensure direct contact with the dial
face is avoided in the event the face cover is cracked or broken. Under these
conditions, handling and disposal procedures shall be implemented as prescribed
by TB 55-1500-314-25 and the local Radiolog. deal Protection Officer.
General. Upon receipt of a survival kit previously issued for use, the kit exterior shall be visually inspected for
contamination by petroleum products or saltwater, and indications of tampering which may be reflected by irregular
shape of the kit, a noticeable change in kit weight, or partially opened kit closing devices. In addition, the attached
DD Form 1574 (Serviceable Tag-Material) shall be checked to ascertain the next periodic inspection due date. If
any doubt exists regarding the serviceability of a survival kit, an inspection of the kit and its contents shall be
performed. Any survival kit case which shows fabric deterioration, or which is incapable of withstanding bail-out
forces, shall be replaced. Unserviceable survival kits or components, except webbing items, will be disposed of in
accordance with DOD 4160-21-M and AR 755-2. Webbing components for which no repair procedures exist or
which are beyond repair shall be destroyed.