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Suitable tips for JSLIST.

MOVE IT TO THE LEFT A LITTLE!

THESE JSLIST SUGGESTIONS ARE SUITABLE FOR FRAMING!

Pear Editor,

I have a few suggestions for how Soldiers can keep JSLIST (joint service lightweight integrated suit technology) suitable for wear and protection:

Keep track of how long JSLIST is out of Its bag and how many times you wash it.

Once you remove JSLIST from its sealed bag, It's good for 120 days max. The limit for wearing JSLIST is H5 days and the limit for washing it Is six times (mark each wash on the JSLIST care label). After any of those limits are reached, the suit can no longer protect you and should be used for training only. To make sure It's used only for training, stencil FOR TRAINING ONLY on the suit. If it's contaminated, the limit is 24 hours and then it must be disposed of properly.

Soldiers need to train with JSLIST because that will be what protects them In a chemical environment. I see units still training with the old battle dress overgarment MOPP gear. That training won't do them much good when they need to use JSLIST in an emergency.

Don't open JSUST bags with a knife.

Even a slight nick to the suit can compromise your protection. The bags have a tear notch for opening. Use It.

HOW TIME HAS FLOWN! 120 PAYS HAVE GONE BY AND NOW TOUR PROTECTION DAYS ARE OVER!

WELL, I CAN STILL TRAIN YOU FOR THE REAL THING!

Put the pants on first.

Most people want to put the top on first out of habit. But the pants should go on first because you will need to adjust the suspenders before you put on the top. Once you've got the suspenders right, put on the top, then the boots, then the mask and finally the gloves. Be sure to attach the strap that holds the top down over the pants.

Make at feast one friend.

You'll need a friend to check your suit for gaps, especially between the mask and top. When he's finished checking you for gaps, return the favor.

SPC Peter Carona

110th Chemical Bn

JBLM, WA

HOLD ON THERE, PARTNER! PUT MY PANTS ON FIRST SINCE YOU'LL NEED TO ADJUST THE SUSPENDERS!

CAN I CHECK YOU FOR GAPS?

YOU CHECK MINE AND I'LL CHECK YOURS!

Editors note: Your suggestions are suitable for framing on a CBRN room's wall, Sergeant. Thanks.

By the way, you can get free JSLIST for training by emailing: icemp.support@us.army.mil

Shipping is free, too.

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