Section II. REPAIR PROCEDURES
Materials used in the repair of the shirts shall be serviceable materials recovered from similar salvaged items, when
authorized, or will be new materials as specified in Section III. New materials will be requisitioned from stock under the
stock numbers and for item description and shall conform to the appropriate specifications When not available from
stock, materials may be purchased locally which conform as closely as possible to the standard material.
19-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
Prior to repair operations, each item shall be inspected by qualified personnel to determine the amount of repair
necessary. Repair will be made as fully as skills, facilities, funds and local conditions permit The sequence of operations
shall be determined by the repairing organization, unless otherwise prescribed.
Inspection. Inspect all Items to determine the amount of repairs needed and whether such repairs can be
accomplished within the organization, or evacuate to direct support level of maintenance.
Cleaning. User will keep garments clean, either by individual laundering In water by hand or
washing with mild soap or detergent or by use of installation laundry facilities
Organizational Repair. Repair to be accomplished within the organization will be hand sewing of rips, tears,
loose seams, damaged buttonholes Replace missing or damaged buttons Replacement buttons will match the
original buttons In color, design, and size of the type specified In Section III.
Direct Support Maintenance.
(1) Preliminary examination and cleaning. Dirt, mud, dust, spots, stains, and other foreign matter will be
removed with a brush or by laundering. Rotten items will be discarded Seams will be tested by grasping the
items with both hands and pulling at right angles to the seams. Areas to be repaired shall be marked with
crayon. Non-specification and personal marks shall be erased or obliterated.
(2) Laundry. Shirts shall be processed In laundry facilities in accordance with established practices set forth in
FM 10-280. When such facilities are not available, items shall be laundered by contract with private industry
In accordance with accepted commercial laundry practices.