12-21. Q. May we hold samples until we get a full box?
A. No. The sooner the laboratory gets your sample, the better, especially aircraft samples. If
you are experiencing delays beyond your control, contact your installation AOAP monitor.
12-22. Q. Just how important is the installation AOAP monitor?
A. The monitor is very important. That role is critical to a successful program. The installation
monitor is the point of contact between the command group and the laboratory. From a
management point of view, the AOAP monitor means the difference between an effective and an
ineffective program. Monitoring the AOAP process at an installation is a full-time job.
12-23. Q. Should equipment be sampled if it is not used? Equipment in administrative storage,
A. No. AOAP is for operational equipment. Equipment should be sampled prior to storage
and immediately before activation for use.
12-24. Q. How do I mark a special sample?
A. Band the bottle with red tape or something similar, as instructed in paragraph 2-7. Mark
the border of the DD Form 2026 or ULLS DA Form 5991-E with red felt tip marker and write
SPECIAL in the remarks block. This gives a sample priority at the laboratory.
12-25. Q. Who can I contact for assistance and improvements for AOAP operations at my
A. The most readily available source for information and assistance is your local AOAP
installation monitor. If additional information is needed, call the AOAP Program Management
Office Hot Line at DSN 645-0869 or Commercial (256) 955-0869. You may also send an email
to: firstname.lastname@example.org .