Accession Number : AD0766664

Title :   Army Aircrew Clothing, Equipment, and Survival Gear.

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A proposal was made that all Army aviators be given an initial issue of flight items authorized by TA-21 (Peace), i.e., APH-5 helmet, sun glasses, E-6B computer, etc., upon the successful completion of flight training and rating as an Army aviator by Department of the Army orders. This transaction should be entered on a suitable DA form and made a part of the individual's permanent flight record. The record would show that the equipment has been issued and that the individual is directly responsible and accountable for the property. The equipment would accompany the individual on all transfers. In terms of supply economy there could be substantial savings by adopting this system since, at present, expense is incurred by duplicate or recurring issues. Enlisted aircrew members should continue to draw TA-21 flying equipment through unit supply channels. A resume of the current status, problem areas, and recommendations for items of aircrew clothing, equipment, and survival gear is given.

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY SUPPLIES, *FLIGHT CREWS), ARMY EQUIPMENT, CLOTHING, SURVIVAL KITS, VIETNAM

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE