AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
Flameless Ration Heaters (FRH) packed as a component of the MRE, regardless of the number shipped, are
not regulated by this manual (see A3.3.4). Prepare FRHs shipped separately from the MRE as regulated
hazardous material according to this manual.
Do not open, handle, or activate fuel sources shipped along with the MREs inside the aircraft.
H3.7. Fuel for Vehicles and Equipment. Transport fuel needed to operate vehicles and equipment at the
deployment site in air-eligible UN specification containers listed in paragraph A7.3. If required, stow these
containers in the vehicle or equipment according to paragraph 1.11. Prevent metal-to-metal contact between
containers not secured in racks by using cushioning material or fiberboard. Only use DOT 5L jerricans under the
Allow sufficient ullage (outage) and tightly secure DOT 5L jerrican caps to prevent leakage.
Secure DOT 5L jerricans in permanently configured and approved holders on vehicles or
equipment. See attachment 14 for marking requirements.
Total combined fuel quantity for a vehicle or equipment equipped with DOT 5L jerricans can not exceed
the capacity of the items fuel tank times two (2).
DOT 5L jerricans must be drained but not purged when not shipped in an approved holder according to this
paragraph. See paragraph A7.3 for certification.
3.7.1. Fuel-in-Tank Limitations. Transport fueled vehicles, self-propelled units, wheeled engine-powered support
equipment, and all other types of support equipment according to attachment 13, paragraphs A13.5 and A13.6.
Units transported under the provisions of this chapter may contain additional quantities of fuel in tank based on
operational necessity during deployments. During redeployments, unless mission readiness is affected, limit fuel in
tank to a minimum. See attachment 17 for certification requirements.
3.7.2. Bulk Fuel. Do not transport servicing trucks, trailers, semitrailers, or storage tanks containing bulk fuel, or
any bulk hazardous material by air (except as authorized in paragraph 3.7.3). Purge the bulk tank of hazardous
material according to service technical manuals. Drain (but need not purge unless directed by technical directives)
bulk fuel tanks used to transport nonflammable liquids or flammable liquids with a flash point at or above 38
degrees C (100 degrees F). Provide air circulation in the cargo compartment of pressurized aircraft.
3.7.3. Additional Fuel. Transport flammable liquid fuel in MIL-D-23119 collapsible fabric drums, not to exceed
500 gallon rated capacity. Ship all other collapsible fabric drums completely drained. Prepare according to
H3.8. Lithium Batteries.
Do not transport damaged lithium batteries or those suspected of damage.
Prepare lithium batteries according to this chapter or attachment 13, as applicable.
Only transport used lithium batteries when properly installed in a battery box or compartment of electronic
Do not transport used lithium batteries (not installed in equipment) by military airlift if surface
transportation is available. Air movement from forward combat or exercise area is authorized if it is the
only mode available. See paragraph A13.8 for proper packaging of used batteries.
For airdrop missions, pack electronic equipment handcarried in a rucksack, in a shipping (airdrop)
container, or as a door bundle depending on mission requirements. Shippers Declaration for Dangerous
Goods certification is not required.
3.9. Chemically Contaminated Cargo. Decontaminate items to the greatest extent possible in the theater in which
they became contaminated. Destroy reusable wood and fiberboard containers in the theater in which they became
contaminated. Decontaminate reusable shipping containers other than wood and fiberboard (drums, etc.) before
reusing. Double wrap palletized cargo that is susceptible to exposure to contamination. Remove the outside wrap if
exposed to contamination (the inner wrap should protect the cargo). Destroy the contaminated outside wrap in the
theater in which it became contaminated. The following procedures apply to chemically contaminated cargo:
3.9.1. Handling Instructions. Handle carefully, wear protective equipment when necessary. Contamination could
include nerve, blister, or blood chemical agents. Take precautions (protective clothing and breathing apparatus)
when handling or opening contaminated containers and working on contaminated items. Open containers in a
controlled, protected, and well-ventilated area.