Inspection. Inspect to insure that the cargo nets and slings are ready for issue.
Check the cargo nets and slings for proper identification.
Check that no damage or deterioration has been incurred.
Ensure that all modifications or similar requirements have been completed.
Check the adequacy of the storage facilities, efforts taken to control pests and rodents, and
protection against unfavorable climatic conditions.
Initial Shipment. The initial packaging and shipping of external transport equipment is the responsibility
of item manufacturers who are required to comply with federal and military packaging specifications as
stipulated in contractual agreements. External transport equipment is normally shipped to depot activities by
domestic freight or parcel post, packaged to comply with overseas shipping requirements. Except for those
external transport items which are unpackaged and subject to random Inspections or testing by a depot activity,
external transport equipment received by a using unit will be contained in original packaging materials.
Shipping Between Maintenance Activities. The shipping of external transport equipment between unit
and direct support maintenance activities will be accomplished on a signature verification basis using whatever
means of transportation are available. Used equipment and other fabric items will be tagged in accordance
with DA PAM 738-751 and rolled, folded , or placed loosely in a storage bag, or other suitable container, as
required. Used wood and metal external transport items will be tagged as prescribed in DA PAM 738-751 and
placed in suitable type container, if necessary Unused external transport equipment will be transported in
original shipping containers. During shipment, every effort will be made to protect external transport items from
weather elements, dust, dirt, oil, grease, and acids. Vehicles used to transport external transport will be
inspected to ensure the items are protected from the previously cited material damaging conditions.