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577 (b) Subject to applicable regulations under section 486 of title 40, the Secretary may exchange deteriorated and unserviceable ammunition and components thereof for serviceable ammunition or components. § 9540. Architectural and engineering services (a) Whenever he considers that it is advantageous to the national defense and that existing facilities of the Department of the Air Force are inadequate, the Secretary of the Air Force may, by contract or otherwise, employ the architectural or engineering services of any person outside that Department for producing and delivering designs, plans, drawings, and specifications needed for any public works or utilities project of the Department. (b) The fee for any service under this section may not be more than 6 percent of the estimated cost, as determined by the Secretary, of the project to which it applies. (c) Sections 1071-1153 of title 5 do not apply to employment under this section. CHAPTER 935.—ISSUE OF SERVICEABLE MATERIAL TO ARMED FORCES Sec.

9561. 9562. 9563. 9564.

Rations. Clothing, Clottiing: replacement when destroyed to prevent contagion. Navy and Marine Corps: camp equipment and transportation; when on shore duty with Air Force. 9565. Colors, standards, and guidons of demobilized organizations: disposition.

§ 9561. Rations (a) The President may prescribe the components, and the quantities thereof, of the Air Force ration. He may direct the issue of equivalent articles in place of the prescribed components whenever, in his opinion, economy and the health and comfort of the members of the Air Force so require. (b) An enlisted member of the Air Force on active duty is entitled to one ration daily. The emergency ration, when issued, is in addition to the regular ration. (c) Fresh or preserved fruits, milk, butter, and eggs necessary for the proper diet of the sick in hospitals shall be provided under regulations approved by the Secretary. §9562. Clothing The President may prescribe the quantity and kind of clothing to be issued annually to members of the Air Force. §9563.

Clothing: replacement when destroyed to prevent contagion The Secretary of the Air Force may order a gratuitous issue of clothing to any enlisted member of the Air Force who has had a contagious disease, and to any hospital attendant who attended him while he had that disease, to replace clothing destroyed by order of a medical officer to prevent contagion.