United States Marine Corps (USMC) Type CMU-33/P22P-18 Survival Vest; green nylon mesh with green nylon horizontal reinforcing tapes; zipper down front; integrated green nylon extraction straps; olive brown flashlight with brown elastic nylon straps attached to left breast; one upper right olive brown nylon pouch with snap closure flap for signal flares (all pyrotechnics removed); three lower right olive brown nylon pouches with snap flap closures (pouch 1 contains a compass with a nylon wrist band attached with white lanyard; pouch 2 contains a sea dye marker in yellow rubberized pack on a white nylon lanyard, one black plastic signal whistle, and one signal mirror; pouch 3 contains a clear nylon water bottle and emergency instruction in plastic cover both attached with white nylon lanyard); white nylon manufacturer's tag on right inside of vest.
The Type CMU-33A/P22P-18 AirSave Survival Vest is standard issue for U.S. Navy and Marine helicopter non-ejector aircraft aicrews.
This survival vest was worn by the donor Capt. Matthew Dwyer. He was the first 1st Lieutenant selected by the Marine Corps to fly the MV-22 out of Marine Squadron VT-2 in Milton, Florida. He then received V-22 flight training in VMMT-204 in August 2006 and was assigned to VMM-162, the second operational V-22 squadron. He was then assigned as the Aviation Life Support Systems officer and deployed to Al Asad Air base in Iraq March-October 2008. He had the privilege of flying Barack Obama, then the Democratic presidential candidate, from Ar Ramadi, Iraq to Amman, Jordan, a flight only capable in a V-22 aircraft. Following his deployment and flying numerous combat missions in the Middle East, he was then deployed with VMM-162 (reinforced) as part of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2010 to Haiti for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief after the earthquake.