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AFS replaces GVO, BVO boots.

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The AFS is a lightweight chemical and biological agent protective overboot made of compounded butyl rubber. It should provide 24 hours of protection when exposed to chemical agents in liquid, vapor or aerosol form. AFS can be worn for 45 days with all current and future chemical/biological clothing.

AFS has an anti-slip, ridged tread pattern for better traction and a slip coat treatment on the inside of the boot for easier donning and doffing. The boots have three sets of buttons with butyl rubber straps to secure the boots.

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AFS is vacuum packed to take up less space.

Don't throw away your GVO or BVO. They can be used as cold/wet weather boots.

AFS training and general information can be found at: https://aeps2.ria.army.mil/sbccom/gtw/ICEMP/AFS_Training.ppt
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Size NSN 8340-01- Size Correlation

X-small 553-6290 3.5-5.5
Small 536-5413 6-7.5
Medium 536-5415 8-9.5 regular
Large 536-5416 9.5 wide-11.5
X-large 536-5419 12-14
XX-large 553-6283 14.5-17
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Date:Aug 1, 2008
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