18-9. LABELS - Continued
b. Carrier The carrier shall have a combination size, identification and instruction label conforming to Type Vl,
Class 14, of DDD-L-20. The size and identification label shall be combined. The label shall show fastness to
accelerated laundering. Contents of the size label shall be the same as for the inserts (see 18-9, a).
Make sure the ballistic protective inserts are in place and are of the correct size. Two front inserts and back
inserts are required.
Wear Armor over your T-shirt.
Close the body armor by overlapping the back over the front at the sides. Adjust straps by putting a little
tension on the elastic and pressing the strap hook tape to the front loop tape. DO NOT KEEP THE ELASTIC
STRETCHED TO ITS MAXIMUM LENGTH.
Remove ballistic inserts before washing the carrier. Attach the hook tape to the loop tape before wash-
ing. Wash inserts separately from the carrier and as seldom as possible.
HAND WASH THE CARRIER IN WARM TO HOT WATER AND MILD DETERGENT AND DRY IN ANY
CONVENTIONAL MANNER or follow the procedures in (c) below. DO NOT STARCH.
Field Laundry Procedure: Wash the carrier according to Laundry Wash Formulal of FM 10-280, Field
Laundry Bath and Clothing Exchange Operations. Lightly extract, then tumble dry at 180°F (82.2°C)
Read the washing instructions on the inserts.
Turn in your armor to supply points for exchange when:
(a) Any component is torn, damaged or missing.
(b) The fastener tapes do not hold.
(c) You cannot dean it.
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