c. After a full bath or shower, change to clean clothing. The clean uniforms
should fit a little loose. Loose-fitting uniforms allow for better ventilation and blood
circulation. Wear the proper clothing for the environment.
Do not wear nylon or silk-type undergarments. Cotton undergarments are
more absorbent and allow the skin to dry.
d. Males should shave facial hair often enough to be clean shaven. This also
permits a tight fit of the protective mask.
9-14. FOOT CARE
Your feet play a very important role in your ability to complete your mission.
Technology has made many changes in our life, but keeping your feet in good condition
is as important today as it was years ago.
a. Before going on a movement, you need to select the items you will need to
protect your feet. These items include:
Footgear to wear that is correctly fitted and broken in.
Good clean socks that are free of holes and knotty darns (at least five
If blisters, pressure spots, or infections are present, treat them before you go
on the movement.
b. During movement is a bad time to have problems with your feet. Actions to
take during the movement to help prevent foot problems include:
Keep your feet as dry as possible.
If your socks become damp or wet, change them for dry ones when
You can dry your wet socks using your body heat. Put the wet socks under
your shirt around your waist.
Try to relieve pressure spots on the feet by adjusting your gear.
Dust your feet with foot powder once or twice daily.