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Material Information

Title:
PS
Series Title:
<Mar. 1987-> TB
Uniform Title:
PS (United States. Dept. of the Army)
Alternate title:
Preventive maintenance monthly
Alternate Title:
PS, the preventive maintenance monthly
Caption title:
PS magazine
Abbreviated Title:
PS (Wash. D. C.)
Creator:
Eisner, Will
United States -- Dept. of the Army
Penny and Sol Davidson Collection
Place of Publication:
[Lexington Ky
Washington D.C
Publisher:
Dept. of the Army
Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., distributor
Creation Date:
1967
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Monthly
regular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 18 cm.

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Subjects / Keywords:
Military supplies -- Maintenance and repair -- Periodicals ( lcsh )
Genre:
serial ( sobekcm )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The Preventive Maintenance Monthly is an official publication of the Army, providing information for all soldiers assigned to combat and combat duties. The magazine covers issues concerning maintenance, maintenance procedures and supply problems.
Summary:
From 1951 until 1971, Will Eisner illustrated and co-wrote PS. Self-descriptive in purpose, featured a mix of illustrated articles, diagrams, and comics.
Additional Physical Form:
Vols. for Dec. 1990-1991 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
No. 61-<74> are photocopies (positive) copyrighted by Will Eisner Productions.
General Note:
Imprint varies: Lexington, Ky., <Aug. 1978>-19 ; Redstone Arsenal, AL, <Sept. 1997->
General Note:
Not distributed to depository libraries in a physical form, Dec. 2000-
General Note:
Description based on: Issue 309 (Aug. 1978); title from cover.
General Note:
Sol Davidson Collection holds issues 36, 40, 44, 49, 85-6, 89, 108, 112, 142, 148-57, 164-71, 173-4, 177, 182-4, 186-96, 198-209.

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04507968 ( OCLC )
AGM3698 ( NOTIS )
61040228 ( LCCN )
0475-2953 ( ISSN )

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By order of the Secretary of the Army:MARK A. MILLEYGeneral, United States Army Chief of StaffOfficial:GERALD B. OKEEFEAdministrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army1728652 PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-782, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, is an official publication of the Department of the Army, providing information for all Soldiers assigned to combat and combat support units and all Soldiers with unit maintenance and supply duties. All information published has been reviewed and approved by the agency responsible for the equipment, publication or policy discussed. Application of the information is optional with the user. Masculine pronouns may refer to both genders. The use of product or company names does not constitute endorsement of those products, services or companies by the U.S. Army. The use of non-DoD hyperlinks, along with their content, does not constitute endorsement by DoD or DA. Neither DoD nor DA exercises any editorial control over, and cannot vouch for, content on non-DoD websites.M119A2/A3 Towed Howitzers, Firing Pin Fix M88-Series Recovery Vehicles, Hydraulic Wrench PM M88-Series Recovery Vehicles, Stow the Boom Stryker, Close AC Inverter Access Door M1128 MGS Stryker Gun Tube Pitting Stryker, Plug Wheel Drive Assembly Leaks Stryker Hub Sight Glass, Fill/Drain Plugs 3 4 5 6 7 8-9 9 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 10 TACTICAL VEHICLES HMMWV Homemade Bumper Guide HMMWV Storage Compartment Contents Rust Busters Tip of the Month M917A2 Dump Truck Tire and Wheel Assembly Components 11 12-13 14-15 15 16 CONSTRUCTIONUH-72A Lakota Engine Cowling Heat Blanket Installation M230 Automatic Gun Dummy Rounds Shadow UAV PM AH-64D/E Off-Aircraft Battery Charger Update 22-23 23 24-25 26 D7R II Tractor Startup and Shutdown Idling 120M Road Grader Moldboard Slide Cylinder No Step M1231 Husky Detection Panel Stowing Steps M1231 Husky Stowage Bin Access Door Caution Hydraulic Cylinder Rod Corrosion Prevention 17 18 18 19 20 M249 Buttstock Parts Listing M203 Grenade Launcher, Replace by Attrition MK 19 Model Differences Small Arms Rack Security M9 Pistol Trigger Pull Test M66 Ring Mount Kit for A0/A1 FMTVs 36 37 38 39 40 40 Convective Space Heater Battery Charging 47-49 AN/TSC-154A SMART-T Online Maintenance Help WIN-T STT Field Transport Tips AN/TAS-8(V)1, (v)2 LRAS3, New Purging Procedure 51 52-53 53 JCAD Battery Tray, Rain Cap Removal AN-UDR-13, AN/VDR-2 Radiacmeter Reminders Radiac Q&A M159 CBRN, DR SKO, Refrigerator Electrical Caution 41 42-43 43-44 45 SMALL ARMS 35 CBRN 41 COMMUNICATIONS 50 SOLDIER SUPPORT 46 AVIATION 21 Connies Post Scripts 60-61 2017 PS Article Index 27-34 GCSS-Army Serial Number Profile MSD EMS-NG Viewer Software Installation Sequence Property Accountability Virtual Playbook (PAVPB) 55-57 58 59LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 54 You are invited to send PS your ideas for impr oving maintenance procedures, questions on maintenance and supply problems and questions or comments on material published in PS. Just write to: MSG Half-Mast PS, the Pr eventive Maintenance Monthly USAMC LOGSA (AMXLS-GP) Bldg. 3303 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 Or email: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.psmag@mail.mil Internet address: https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/pshome.cfm ISSUE 782 JANUARY 2018

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Looking for the 2017 Index? See Pages 27-34 Man, I know what my new years resolution is gonna be. Still no cell service. oh, yeah. Preventive maintenance, every day, all year long! TB 43-PS-782Approved for Public Release; Distribution is UnlimitedIssue 782 January 2018

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JAN 18 1 PS 782 if theres any chance something might have changed, the best bet is to check your current TM or ask ps Almost everyone likes getting mail. PS is no exception. We love hearing from our fans! But now and then, we get emails citing PS articles that are real golden oldies. By order of the Secretary of the Army:MARK A. MILLEYGeneral, United States Army Chief of StaffOfficial:GERALD B. OKEEFEAdministrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army1728652 PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-782, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly, is an official publication of the Department of the Army, providing information for all Soldiers assigned to combat and combat support units and all Soldiers with unit maintenance and supply duties. All information published has been reviewed and approved by the agency responsible for the equipment, publication or policy discussed. Application of the information is optional with the user. Masculine pronouns may refer to both genders. The use of product or company names does not constitute endorsement of those products, services or companies by the U.S. Army. The use of non-DoD hyperlinks, along with their content, does not constitute endorsement by DoD or DA. Neither DoD nor DA exercises any editorial control over, and cannot vouch for, content on non-DoD websites. yes, thats the right phone number, but were not a help desk. Were a restaurant! Hey, were flattered that you kept the info for so long. But remember, the Army is changing faster than ever. Our older articles were valid when they ran, but procedures, publications and POCs change. So if youre hanging onto old PS articles just for nostalgias sake, great. But if youre referencing em for technical info, be careful! Id better let PS know theyve got the wrong POC phone number in this article. thats from 2008. Thats probably why its wrong. Ill find the latest POC and call you back. which issue did you get the POC from, Sergeant? M119A2/A3 Towed Howitzers, Firing Pin Fix M88-Series Recovery Vehicles, Hydraulic Wrench PM M88-Series Recovery Vehicles, Stow the Boom Stryker, Close AC Inverter Access Door M1128 MGS Stryker Gun Tube Pitting Stryker, Plug Wheel Drive Assembly Leaks Stryker Hub Sight Glass, Fill/Drain Plugs 3 4 5 6 7 8-9 9 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 10 TACTICAL VEHICLES HMMWV Homemade Bumper Guide HMMWV Storage Compartment Contents Rust Busters Tip of the Month M917A2 Dump Truck Tire and Wheel Assembly Components 11 12-13 14-15 15 16 CONSTRUCTIONUH-72A Lakota Engine Cowling Heat Blanket Installation M230 Automatic Gun Dummy Rounds Shadow UAV PM AH-64D/E Off-Aircraft Battery Charger Update 22-23 23 24-25 26 D7R II Tractor Startup and Shutdown Idling 120M Road Grader Moldboard Slide Cylinder No Step M1231 Husky Detection Panel Stowing Steps M1231 Husky Stowage Bin Access Door Caution Hydraulic Cylinder Rod Corrosion Prevention 17 18 18 19 20 M249 Buttstock Parts Listing M203 Grenade Launcher, Replace by Attrition MK 19 Model Differences Small Arms Rack Security M9 Pistol Trigger Pull Test M66 Ring Mount Kit for A0/A1 FMTVs 36 37 38 39 40 40 Convective Space Heater Battery Charging 47-49 AN/TSC-154A SMART-T Online Maintenance Help WIN-T STT Field Transport Tips AN/TAS-8(V)1, (v)2 LRAS3, New Purging Procedure 51 52-53 53 JCAD Battery Tray, Rain Cap Removal AN-UDR-13, AN/VDR-2 Radiacmeter Reminders Radiac Q&A M159 CBRN, DR SKO, Refrigerator Electrical Caution 41 42-43 43-44 45 SMALL ARMS 35 CBRN 41 COMMUNICATIONS 50 SOLDIER SUPPORT 46 AVIATION 21 Connies Post Scripts 60-61 2017 PS Article Index 27-34 GCSS-Army Serial Number Profile MSD EMS-NG Viewer Software Installation Sequence Property Accountability Virtual Playbook (PAVPB) 55-57 58 59LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 54 You are invited to send PS your ideas for improving maintenance procedures, questions on maintenance and supply problems and questions or comments on material published in PS. Just write to: MSG Half-Mast PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly USAMC LOGSA (AMXLS-GP) Bldg. 3303 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 Or email: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.psmag@mail.mil Internet address: https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/pshome.cfm ISSUE 782 JANUARY 2018 782 00-01.indd All Pages 11/30/17 5:59 PM You can also look for newer articles using our search engine at: r Or ask us to do an updated article on a specific subject. its easy! Send a request to: fntb

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2 PS 782 JAN 18 3 PS 782 JAN 18 crewmen, sometimes big problems are caused by the smallest of things. For example, your M119A2/A3 howitzers firing pin can loosen because of some tiny, worn-out headless straight pins. When that happens, its tough to get the firing pin back into the right position. Also, the firing mechanism cant be turned or removed as long as the firing pin is out of position. WP 0043 10 ofTM 9-1015-252-10 (Sep 10) for the A2 Youll find instructionsfor the firing pin protrusion test in and WP 100 12 ofTM 9-1015-260-10 (Oct 14) for the A3. A worn headless straight pin,NSN 5315-01-342-0442 for the A2 and NSN 5315-01-616-34 7 5 for the A3, can allow the firing pin to slip out of position and fall into the breech block. That means your next fire mission could be a real dud! Make Sure Next Fire Mission is a Blast! Dont Forget Hydraulic Wrench PM! Lower Boom on Hydraulic Problems Close Door to AC Inverter Damage Watch Out For Gun Tube Pitting! Plug Up Leaky Wheel Drive Assembly Hub Help B l a s t! COMBAT VEHICLES M119A2/A3 Towed HowitzersMake Sure Next Fire Mission is aB l a s t! Be sure to perform the firing pin protrusion test every time after firing. Also, replace the headless straight pin during annual service Whats wrong, buddy? Why arent you firing? {urp!} I think the firing pin just fell into my breech block!

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4 PS 782 JAN 18 5 PS 782 JAN 18 M echanics, listen up! Your M88-series recovery vehicles hydraulic wrench needs preventive maintenance just like any other piece of equipment. The hydraulic wrench provided with your vehicles component of end item (COEI) can get rusted or corroded without regular care. Good PM will keep it in top shape, plus save your unit money and headaches. if your vehicle isstill equipped with the old-style hydraulic wrench, NSN 5130-007 90-2284, check outTM 9-5130-338-12&P (Dec 9 7 )for the scoop onPM procedures. There isnt a TM available for the newer hydraulic wrench, NSN 5130-01-4 7 11328. instead, follow the service recommendations found in the manual thats provided by the manufacturer. if you need a copy of the manufacturers Dear Editor, Leaving the boom up on your M88-series rec overy vehicle while parked for an extended period can lead to a big headache-or worse. If the boom is left up too long, the hydraulic fluid from the lift cylinders drains into its reservoir, leaving behind an air pocket. The next time the boom is lowered, any air pockets can cause the boom to fall suddenly. Equipment thats in the way can get damaged. And Soldiers in the way can be injured or killed! Always leave the boom in the stowed position when its not being used. If the boom has been left up for an extended period, follow the steps in the -10 TM to get rid of the air pocket and to keep the hydraulic system from failing. The procedure starts on WP 0078-6 of TM 9-2350-256-10 (Oct 14) and WP 0077-6 of TM 9-2350-292-10 (Sep 14). SFC David Sapp Ft Carson, CO Editors note: Thanks for lowering the boom on that boom problem, Sergeant. Lower Boom on Hydraulic Problems M88-Series Recovery Vehicles Dont Forget Hydraulic Wrench PM!M88-Series Recovery Vehicles Lower Boom on Hydraulic Problems if the boom isnt being used, stoW it. need regular PM to prevent rust and corrosion All done with TODAys PM! hold on, there! didja PM mY hyDrauLic wrENch? Old-style hydraulic wrench, NSN 5130-00-790-2284 and new-style hydraulic wrench, NSN 5130-01-471-1328 see ya nExt wEek! You arent really gonna leave my bOom like this, are ya? Leaving it fullY raised can cAuse my hydraulic system to fAil! 782 04-05.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM manual, send us an email at: rr

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6 PS 782 JAN 18 7 PS 782 JAN 18 C rewmen, always remember to close and latch your Strykers AC inverter access door. If you leave the door open, the AC inverter can get damaged. The 120V inverter, NSN 6130-20-000-3771, costs almost $1,000, and the 230V inverter, NSN 6130-20-000-3784, costs nearly $1,300. Leaving the stowage box door open during a mission can lead to a torn or dislodged access door gasket. That opens the door to dirt, dust or water getting into the AC inverter. Eyeball the gasket, NSN 5330-21-921-7057, during PMCS and make sure its in place and making a good seal. Order a new one if its damaged or unserviceable. Only open the door when you need access to the AC inverter for maintenance or to power on or off the inverter. Anytime the vehicle will be moving or if the missions done and your vehicle is parked, close and latch the access door. Also, keep the door closed and latched whenever the vehicle is being cleaned to avoid dirt and water getting inside.Quite a few Stryker MGS gun tubes have had to be condemned lately because of pitting around the bore evacuator. Pitting can lead to catastrophic cannon tube failure! Cleaning and lubing those tubes, paying special attention to the evacuator holes, will help prevent gun tube damage, improve combat readiness and keep Soldiers from possibly getting hurt. be sure to service the bore evacuator just like it says in the -10 TMs. Pay special attention to the O-rings at the front and rear of the bore evacuator Let your mechanic know right away if the O-rings are damaged or missing. The instructions for servicing the bore evacuator are in WP 1018 of TM 9-2355-32110-7 (Sep 16). StrykerClose Door to AC Inverter DamageM1128 MGS StrykerWatch Out For Gun Tube Pitting! Replace gasket, NSN 5330-21-9217057, if damaged Close and latch access door to protect AC inverters See ya bright and early for the next mission, pal! Didja remember to close and latch myAC inverters storage box access door? GoOd job, friend! thanks! now Dont forget to clean my gun tube! Cleaning and lubing gun tube prevents damage PM doeS mY GuN TUBe GoOd! 782 06-07.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM

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8 PS 782 JAN 18 if the leak gets to the cLasS III level, the AsSembLY, Nsn 5340-21921-5586, can be severely damaged and your vehicle is NMC. Check out the -10 for the scoop on how to properly check and add oil to the wheel assemblies. Note that a sight glass,NSN 6680-21-912-5 7 46, thats stained with oil can prevent you from getting an accurate oil level reading. Ask your mechanic for help if a stained sight glass has you doubting whether the oil level is correct. Sight glass should be 1/2 to 3/4 full AND appearance should be transparent caramel color We get the water out by draining and filling the hub three times. If contamination happens frequently, check for fluid in the hull. Drain any fluid out. Also check the eight slobber boxes (deaerator tanks) for fluid. Dry them out with low pressure air. David Pott er SGT Mitchell Park er Ft Hood, TX Dear Editor, PS has pointed out the importance of regularly checking the Stryker wheel hubs for the correct hydraulic fluid level. The hub sight glass for each wheel should be 1/2 to 3/4 full. But its also important to check the appearance of the fluid. It should be a transparent caramel color. If its milky or clear, the fluid may be contaminated with water. That could spell trouble for the wheel hubs. But regular preventive maintenance will keep your Stryker in the fight and save your unit some expensive repairs. Editors note: Remember to check and appearance, crewmen. Stryker Plug Up Wheel Drive Assembly Stryker HUB HELP Check the appearance of the hydraulic fluid in the wheel hubs to make sure you dont have contaminated fluid. Mechanics, service those wheel drive assemblies semiannually or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Remove the fill/drain plugs and replace their gaskets,NSN 5330-12-156-4524. Add synthetic oil if needed. Replace gasket and torque to 22-25 lb-ft when reinstalling drain plugs Crewmen, a leaky wheel drive assembly access cover can sideline your Stryker in a hurry! oh, man! that does not Look gOod! of course, its noT gOoD! thats a cLASs III leakand now Im NmC! Check out thefull procedurein TM 9-2355-311-13&P (IETM 0269 (Sep 16). 782 08-09.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:03 PM

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10 PS 782 JAN 18 11 PS 782 JAN 18 4 3 1/2 4 1/2 1. Get a 2-ft length of 1/8-in welding rod. Bend it like so: 3. Top the rod with an antenna cap,en NSN 5985-00-930-7223. Tape it in place with electrical tape, NSN 597000-816-6056. The cap keeps anyone from getting speared by the rod. 2. Take the nuts off the inside of the right fender reflector. Put the small loops over the screws and install new nuts, NSN 513001-152-0598. Torque the nuts to 60 in-lbs. HMMWVs Follow Bumper Guide Guidelines Know Whats Under Back Seat Rust Busters Tip of the Month Tire and Wheel Assembly NSNs? Nuts! I didnt think that fire hydrant was sO close! with my bumper guide, I dont have to worry about that kinda stuff. Judging the right distance between the front bumper and an obstacle (like a curb or another vehicle) is hard, especially since you cant see the bumper! Fix that problem by adding a homemade bumper guide rod to the curb side of your vehicle. Get your commanders OK first, then have your mechanic make and install the guide rod like so 782 10s-11.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM

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12 PS 782 JAN 18 Dear Editor, Some Soldiers dont realize ther es a storage compartment under the HWVs rear passenger seat. To get to the compartment, all you have to do is lift up on the back seat cushion. Its a good idea to mak e sure all Soldiers know about the compartment because a lot of stuff is stored there. Its also a good idea to check the compartment when youre in the field for long periods. While in the field at Ft Carson, we discovered that mice felt the compartment was an excellent place to call home. SPC Tyrone Lymos Ft Carson, CO On the legacy version, here are where items are stored: Pamphlet assembly bag: under drivers seat Jack and tools stowage bag: on right splash shield in jack stowage box Tool bag: behind the drivers seat on the M1042 and under the drivers seat on all other versions First aid kit: under drivers seat Fire extinguisher: under drivers seat Jack handle, scissors hand jack and wheel lug wrench: under rear seat in four-door vehicles and under drivers or commanders seat in two-door vehiclesOn the up-armored version: Pamphlet assembly bag: behind drivers seat Jack and tools stowage bag: in footwell area for M1113 and behind the drivers seat for the other models Tool bag: behind drivers seat Hand combination tool kit: in rear tailgate area on M1151A1; in tunnel in M1152 and M1152A1; in rear footwell in M1165, M1165A1 and M1167; in right side stowage compartment in M997A3 Fire extinguisher: under drivers seat First aid kit: under drivers seat in the M1113, M115A1, M1152, M1152A1 and M997A3; under passengers seat in M1114, M1165, M1165A1, M1167 Hydraulic jack: in right rear footwell in M1152 and M1152A1; on cargo floor near tailgate in M1151, M1151A1, M1165, M1165A1 and M1114 Know WHATequipment is stored underWHICH seats. HMMWV Know Whats Under Back Seat ? ! Unless those mice have enlisted, they need to find another home. You dont want to fight for seats in your HMMWV with mice. Thanks for the tip, Specialist. But actually there are all sorts of storage areas under the different HMMWV seats and its a good idea to know whats stored where do you know where everything is sTorEd? You definitely nEed to kNow where my fire extinguisher is! wheres that fire extinguisher!? Seriously? Thats something you really need to know! 782 12-13.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM

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PS 782 JAN 18 Location, location, location. Where you clean is almost as important as the cleaning itself. Your best bet is a dedicated motor pool wash rack. Make sure theres a good source of pressurized water for proper rinsing and always follow local environmental regulations for water and detergent runoff. Frequency. How often you clean will depend on the environment, equipment use and storage practices. Follow these guidelines: Clean monthly for routine use of equipment. If your vehicle is based within 1 1/4 miles of saltwater, clean at least every 15 days. Clean as soon as possible after any adverse vehicle use. This includes exposure to mud, saltwater, mold or fungus, use of fire extinguishers, and CBRN contact (but only after proper decontamination procedures).15 Front tire Rear tire Front rim Rear rim Item 2610-01-436-3332 2610-01-436-3334 2530-01-518-7626 2530-01-518-6544 NSN Cleaning. Any type of contaminant combined with moisture can lead to corrosion. So when you return from the field, rinse off any dirt, mud, and salt ASAP. If deployed, you might not have the time or a place to properly wash your vehicle. So at a minimum, make sure you give it a thorough cleaning within five days after you return. Dear Half-Mast, What are the NSNs for the f ront and rear tire and wheel assemblies on the M917A2 dump truck? I cant find them anywhere. Mr. L.W. Heres whats listed Here are a few down-and-dirty tips you can follow to help ensure your equipment remains in good working order. Theyre quick, easy and wont cost your unit much, but can save mega-dollars in the long run. coming in the next issue of Ps : anotherrust-busting tip! Corrosion M917A2 Dump TruckTire and WheelAssembly NSNs? I dont have tire and wheel assemblies, so youll have to build them yourself! Good cleaning includes underside of vehicle remember: Always thoroughly dry the vehicle after washing. Unfortunately, sir, tire and wheel assemblies arent available for the M91 7A2 dump truck. Until they are, youll have to build the assemblies from the tire and wheel information in Figs 184 and 186 of TM 9-2320-302-24P (Feb 06, w/CH2, Aug 12). The Army estimates that 25 percent of all maintenance costs are corrosion related. That means operators, crew and maintainers need to go beyond good PM and the PMCS tables to keep their vehicles mission-ready. Simple efforts can produce amazing results in slowing corrosion. That about does it. All the mud and grime from our mission is washed away! You bet! Corrosion doesnt stand a chance against a thorough cleaning! 15

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16 PS 782 JAN 18 17 PS 782 JAN 18 Heres the way itshould work: Operators, you just started your CAT dozer and youre ready to move some dirt around right?Slow it down a sec!The vehicles turbocharger packs lots of necessary air into the engine. But bearing oil starvation kills that turbo when you start the engine and move to high idle before the oil warms up. The damage is just as severe if you shut down a hot engine without a cool-down period. Youll know somethings up if an alternator fault code appears on the vehicles monitoring screen when you head out. Slow it down a sec! immediately after start up, run the engine at low idle for five minutes. That gives the oil time to lubricate parts. it also lets the engine warm up enough to boil off condensation caused by normal engine breathing. After youve run the dozer hard, idle-cool the engine five minutes before shutdown. The engine needs to cool down slowly or the sudden rise in heat can crack the block, warp the valves and head, or bake the oil until its no longer slick enough to lube the bearings. Idle Time ReminderD7R II TractorIdle Time Reminder Without warm-up, alternator fault code appears on monitor screen Hey! Why are you so sluggish this morning? Maybe cause you didnt warm me up first? My turbocharger is f r i e d Idle Time Reminder Dont Run Roughshod over the Rod! Be Safe When Stowing Detection Panels Panel Packs A Wallop! Keep Rust Off Hydraulic Cylinders! CONSTRUCTION

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18 PS 782 JAN 18 19 PS 782 JAN 18 Operators, the 120M road graders moldboard slide cylinder makes a handy step for getting into the cab. But that doesnt mean you should use it! Your boot can easily scratch the slide cylinder rod. A scarred rod ruins the cylinder s wiper seal, causing a hydraulic uid leak when the vehicles moldboard is moved back-and-forth. So save costly repairs and downtime. Use the cab steps to get up and down the grader.operators, make sure to follow these steps when placing the M1231 Huskys detection panels in the stowed position.1. Set the detector head control panel to 0. 2. Wait for the panels to elevate to the up/stowed position and stop completely 3. Tur n the battery isolator switch to OFF. Just make sure the engine and transmission access doors are completely closed befor e elevating the vehicles detection panels. If you forget, the panels get damaged. By the way, youll nd this information in WP 0016 of TM 9-2355-316-10 (Apr 16).Operators, easy does it when taking off the stowage bin access panel on your M1231 Husky. Thats the stowage bin up top, right behind the cab. Dont let the panel drop on the hydraulic hose bank just below the stowage bin. The panels heavy enough to damage the hoses and connectors, creating an oil leak. And if you drop the panel several times over the course of a few days or weeks, the damage can actually go all the way down to the metal braid on the hoses. That can create a leak bad enough to cause a loss of hydraulic pressure. You wont be doing many mine sweeps if that happens. 120M Road GraderDont Run Roughshod over the Rod!M1231 Husky M1231 HuskyBe s a f e When Stowing Detection Panels I wont be doing much mine sweeping if youre not careful opening my stowage bin access door! open the stowagE Bin acCess DOor Slow and Easy ... to prevent damage to the hydraulic hoses! uh-Oh! what haPpened here? your biG FeEt haPpened! you scarred my moldboard slide cylinder rod and now Ive got an oil leak! Dont use moldboard slide cylinder as a step! Set control panel to 0

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20 PS 782 JAN 18 21 PS 782 JAN 18 Dear Half-Mast, The hydraulic cylinder r ods on construction equipment used near salt water environments suffer from constant corrosion problems. Many of the TMs dont addr ess this issue. Whats the best way to protect a vehicles cylinder rods? CW3 C.L.L. Exercise the cylinders weekly no matter what the environment. Moving the cylinder back-and-forth a few times spreads a thin coat of protective oil on the rod. Coat the cylinder rod with a light coat of GAA if the equipment will sit for longer than a month. Eyeball exposed rods for corrosion and pitting that will scrape or damage the rods seal. A damaged seal causes fluid leaks which lead to NMC equipment. if you find a rod or seal in bad shape, notify field maintenance. Corrosion or a pitted cylinder... ...will damage the rods seal Here are a few things your operators will want to keep in mind before and after the days run RUST Construction Equipment RUST Heat Blanket Protects Engine Cowlings Dummies Can Help! Not a Shadow of a Doubt Off-Aircraft Battery Charger Update youre right, sir! Salt water can play havoc with the hydraulic cylinder rods on construction equipment. your blades not moving! whats Up!? My hydraulic cylinder rod is kaput! You havent been protecting it from the elements! 782 20-21s.indd All Pages 11/21/17 2:14 PM

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22 PS 782 JAN 18 23 PS 782 JAN 18 P P ilots and maintenance personnel, have you noticed discoloration or blistering on the inside of the Lakotas engine cowlings near the exhaust? Before installing the blankets, repair any damage according to the AMM. if the damage is too extensive and cant be repaired at field level, the cowlings must be returned to the manufacturer for depot-level repair or replacement. The depot-level cowling repair/replacement will generate an over and above cost that must be funded before work can start. That discoloration is caused by the intense heat generated during prolonged hovering and ground run operations. Avoid that damage by ensuring the heat protection blankets are properly installed on the engine cowlings like it says in Task 71-11-00 and 8-11 of the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM). Dear Editor, Dummies can help y our M230 automatic gundummy rounds that is. A dummy test round makes it much easier to do the continuity checks on the entire gun system. But in my work as an armament LAR, I find many units dont have a dummy test round. Fortunately its easy t o fabricate one. First get a standard M230 dummy round, NSN 1305-01-2687273. Then follow the directions under Manufactured Components, Tools, 30mm Continuity Test Round 7-3640726530-1 Manufacture in IETM 1-1520-Longbow/Apache. Make one test round for each M230. Garry Smith Ft Hood, TX HEAT BLANKET PROTECTS ENGINE COWLINGS if your aircraft goes in for a modification and then is returned to your unit, always check to make sure the heat protection blankets are properly installed. UH-72A Lakota M230 Automatic GunDuies Can Help! we like making PMCS easier for repairmen. Thanks for the tip, Garry! For questions about installing or receiving replacement heat protection blankets, contact your regional manager in the Light Helicopter Project office or a Field Support Representative. Light cowling damage can be repaired Severe cowling damage can only be repaired by manufacturer Check engine cowlings for discoloration. if yOu have light Damage or blistering, repair the damage before instaLling heat blanket. HEAT BLANKET PROTECTS ENGINE COWLINGS 782 22-23.indd All Pages 11/21/17 2:07 PM

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24 PS 782 JAN 18 Take care with all the cables, particularly those for the ground data terminal (GDT). Some of the cables can easily be KOed by rough handling, dirt or a big foot. Before connecting cables, check connectors for dirt and sand. Use low-pressure air to blow the RF and power cable connectors clean if necessary. See WP 1343 of DTM 1-1550-1689-23&P for special When cables are disconnected, install their dust caps to seal out dirt and sand. Keep an eye on Comms Relay Package (CRP) nut plates. They sometimes go bad. If you notice when you install a screw onto a nutplate that its pushed down and away from the Shadows body, report it. The nut plate may need to be replaced. Dont muscle up on the engine locking nuts. If you over-tighten them, the throttle cable settings are thrown off. Install nuts like it says in DTM 1-1550-1689-23&P: Tighten them slightly until the washers no longer turn. Shadows use oil, so they must be topped off before every ground to avoid an inaccurate reading. That could result in too much or too little oil. over them. Zip tie cables together so theyre easier to see. Shadow UAV Theres not a shadow of a doubt that these are good Shadow tips from Ft Hood! Ow! That was my GDT caBle You just stepPed on! CRrUN C H hold On! I nEed to be leveL if yourE gonna ChecK mY OiL. Remember to remove the 2 PSi relief valve after fueling. if you forget, the fuel port gets damaged if the relief valve hits something. Check for bad CRP nut plates Dont use too much muscle on engine locking nuts When cables are disconnected, screw on their caps 782 24-25.indd All Pages 11/21/17 4:08 PM

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en-USPS 782en-US JAN 18en-US 27 en-USSubjecten-US Issue/Pgen-US Subjecten-US Issue/Pgen-USPS Magazine Index No. 73, 2017en-USAIR CONDITIONERS en-USAIRCRAFT ARMAMENT SUBSYSTEMS en-USen-US en-USAIRCRAFT, GENERAL en-USAIRCRAFT GRD SPT EQUIPMENT (AGSE) en-USAIRCRAFT LIFE SPT EQUIPMENT (ALSE) en-USAIRCRAFT, AH-64, APACHE en-USAIRCRAFT, CH-47D/F, CHINOOK en-US en-USAIRCRAFT, HH-60M, BLACK HAWK en-USAIRCRAFT, UAV en-USAIRCRAFT, UH-60, BLACK HAWK en-USAIRCRAFT, UH-72A, LAKOTA 2017 Index.indd 26-27 11/15/2017 12:30:46 PM 26 PS 782 JAN 18 Also, make a note if you have this battery charger that the Apache PM will not include it in the IETM since there are no procedures to address off-aircraft chargers. if your aircraft battery,NSN 6140-01-4257 235, is drained or dead and in need of charging, follow the good word fromTM 1-1520-Longbow/Apache inIETM EM 0126 (Jun 16). it says to charge the battery on the aircraft for one hour using an aviation ground power unit (AGPU). To keep battery drain from becoming a problem, always make sure the aircraft power switches are turned off after completing maintenance. Mechanics, Page 25 of PS 7 32 (Nov 13) said CECOM engineering and the manufacturer would evaluate the use of the off-aircraft battery charger,NSN 6130-01-465-26 7 4, for the Apache. The headshed has decided that using the off-aircraft charger is a no-go. U p d a t e AH-64D/E U p d a t eOff-aircraft battery charger a no-go So dont use it. its not authorized. O o f! I neEd a gOod CHarginG. I gotcha. This charger will do the triCk. not So FasT! The CecOm headshed has finally put the nAiL in the COfFin on OfF-aiRCraft batTery CharGing. FOLloW the Tm instructions for charging the BATterY.

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en-US28 en-US29 en-USALARM, CHEMICAL en-USAMMUNITION en-USANTENNAS, GENERAL en-USAOAP en-USARMORED COMBAT EARTHMOVER, M9 en-USARMORED SECURITY VEHICLE, M1117 en-USAVLB, M104 WOLVERINE en-USAWARDS en-USBACK COVER en-USBATTERY, HAWKER en-USBATTERY, LEAD-ACID en-USBATTERY, LITHIUM en-USBATTERY, RECHARGEABLE en-USBODY ARMOR en-USCAN, FUEL en-USCARBINE, M4-SERIES en-USCARRIER, PERSONNEL, M113 FOV en-USCBRN EQUIPMENT en-USCLOTHING en-USCLOTHING, PROTECTIVE en-USCOMMAND AND CONTROL en-USCOMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION EQUIP (CCE) en-USCOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT en-USCOMPUTERS & SOFTWARE en-USCOMSEC EQUIPMENT en-USCONTAINERIZED KITCHEN en-USCONTINUITY en-USCORROSION en-USDECON en-USDETECTOR, CHEMICAL en-USEDITORIAL en-USFED LOG en-USFIRE SUPPORT VEHICLES en-USFIRST AID KITS en-USFORKLIFTS en-USFORMS, GENERAL en-USFORWARD REPAIR SYSTEM, M7 en-USGENERATORS, LARGE 2017 Index.indd 28-29 11/15/2017 12:30:46 PM

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30 31 en-USGENERATORS, SMALL en-USGRADERS en-USGUN, MACHINE en-USen-US en-USHAZARDOUS MATERIALS & WASTE (HAZMAT) en-USHELMETS, AVIATION en-USHELMETS, GROUND en-USHOWITZERS, GENERAL en-USHOWITZER, TOWED, M119-SERIES en-USHOWITZER, TOWED, M777A2 en-USIMPROVED TARGET ACQUISITION SYSTEM (ITAS) en-USKITCHEN EQUIPMENT en-USLAUNDRY ADVANCED SYSTEM (LADS) en-USLOADER, BACKHOE (BHL) en-USLOADER, SCOOP-TYPE en-USLOADER, SKID-STEER, BOBCAT en-USLOGISTICS ASSISTANCE en-USLOGISTICS MANAGEMENT en-USMAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT en-USMAINTENANCE, GENERAL en-USMASK, PROTECTIVE en-USMEDICAL EQUIPMENT en-USMINE CLEARING EQUIPMENT en-USen-US en-USMINE DETECTOR en-USMINE DISPENSER, M139 VOLCANO en-USMISSILE, AVENGER en-USMISSILE, HIMARS en-USMISSILE, JAVELIN en-USMISSILE, PATRIOT en-USMLRS en-USMORTARS en-USMOUNT, WEAPONS en-USNIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT en-USPOL 2017 Index.indd 30-31 11/15/2017 12:30:46 PM

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32 33 en-USPS MAGAZINE en-USPUBLICATIONS en-USRADARS en-USRADIO SET, GENERAL en-USRADIO SET, SINCGARS en-USRATIONS en-USRIFLE, M16-SERIES en-USRIFLE, SNIPER en-USRIOT CONTROL en-USROLLER, VIBRATORY en-USSAFETY en-USSATELLITE COMMUNICATION en-USSCRAPER, EARTHMOVER, 621G en-USSHOP EQUIPMENT en-USSIGHTS & SCOPES en-USSLAVE CABLE, NATO en-USSMALL ARMS en-US en-USSMART SUGGESTION PROGRAM en-USSUGGESTION PROGRAM en-USSUPPLY, GENERAL en-USTANK, M1-SERIES en-USTENTS en-USTEST EQUIPMENT en-USTOOLS en-USTRACTOR, D7E/F/G/R en-USen-US en-USTRAILERS en-USTRAILERS, SEMI en-USTRAINING en-USTRUCK, 1 1/4-TON, HMMWV en-USTRUCK, 5-TON, GENERAL en-USTRUCK, FMTV 2017 Index.indd 32-33 11/15/2017 12:30:47 PM

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34 en-USTRUCK, HEMTT en-USTRUCK, M915-SERIES en-USen-US en-USTRUCK, M1070 HET en-USTRUCK, PALLETIZED LOADING (PLS) en-USTRUCKS, GENERAL en-USVEHICLE, FIGHTING, M2/M3 BRADLEY en-USVEHICLE, MRAP en-USen-US en-USVEHICLE, RECOVERY, M88-SERIES en-USVEHICLE, STRYKER en-USWATERCRAFT 2017 Index.indd 34-35 11/15/2017 12:30:47 PM 35 PS 782 JAN 18 CBRN New M249 Buttstock Parts M203 Being Replaced by Attrition Which MK 19 Do You Have? It Makes a Difference! Are Your Racks Secure? Is Trigger Pull Test Required? Mounting M66 on FMTV A0/A1 Easy Does it! Radiac Reminders Radiac Questions Answered Plug in Refrigerator Carefully!

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36 PS 782 JAN 18 37 PS 782 JAN 18 in the meantime, if your M203 cant be fixed because parts arent available, you should turn it in using the Lead Materiel Integrator (LMI) Decision Support Tool (DST) in LIW: Disposition instructions and transportation account code (TAC) code funding for M203 turn-in will be provided by DST. installation property book officers (IPBO) and unit level materiel integrators (MI) can assist with the turn-in. Questions Questions Contact Veronica Cook atDSN 7 86-1263, (586) 282-1263 or email: ??? Questions Questions ??? Questions Questions Questions make a note of these changes in Fig 4 in TM 9-1005-201-23&P until the TM is revised. Small arms repairmen! M203 BEING REPLACED BY ATTRITION New M249 Buttstock Parts M203 BEING REPLACED BY ATTRITION Item Backplate assembly Buffer and backplate Inner stock Cap screw Gun stock Cheekrest assembly Cheekrest assembly extended Buttplate and stock assembly Wire rest Retaining detent Sleeve Helical compression spring Adjustment detent Straight pin Nomenclature NSN 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 AFFFF PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ XAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ SMR N/A 1005-01-306-2700 1005-01-619-4736 5340-01-622-5372 1005-01-576-2492 1005-01-577-3035 1005-01-591-5779 N/A 1005-01-577-2088 5340-01-577-3036 5365-01-576-4662 5360-01-299-7826 5340-01-577-3037 5315-01-366-2977 The NSNs for the M249 machine gun buttstocks parts have changed. here are the NsnS I hear youve beEn replaced by the M320A1. GuEsS I dont nEed to worRy about You aNymOre. wrong! I MAY Be around for soMe timE. so if I Break Down, You NeEd to Get another M203 until the M320a1s are fielded to your unit. The M320A1 grenade launcher is replacing the M203-series grenade launcher by attrition. That means it may be some time before you get M320A1s. You will receive either an M203 from another unit or an overhauled M203. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 rffnft

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38 PS 782 JAN 18 39 PS 782 JAN 18 Heres the lowdown NSN 1010-01-126-9063, is the basic model Its NSN is 1010-01-490-9697. The sight bracket was added to the right side of the receiver. NSN 1010-01-362-6513, was added in 2013. Its used with the M1117 armored security vehicle (ASV). Unit MTOEs have probably not been updated to include the MOD 4. Property book ofcers are authorized to add the MOD 4. The MOD 4s data plate and item unique identication (IUID) will be updated when the MK 19 is sent for overhaul. The MOD 4 does not have its own TM yet. Order spare parts for it through DLA. They are listed in TM 9-1010-230-23&P. Dear Editor, As part of the Army Award for Maint enance Excellence competition, Ive evaluated more than 38 organizations during the last year. In too many cases, I found units werent meeting the requirements for securing small arms called out in Para 4-2 in AR 190-11, Physical Security. If a weapons rack weighs less than 500 pounds, it must be secured to the building or to other racks so that the combined weight is more than 500 pounds. Chains must be made of hardened steel that is at least 5/16-in thick with straight links. The chains must be secured with padlocks. Any bolts or machine screws must hav e a minimum diameter of 3/8 inch and must be tack welded, brazed or peened to prevent easy removal. This is the rule I see violated most often. Physical security inspectors need t o make a point to check for these things when they go through arms rooms. Please spread the word. SFC Dustin Forgey Ft Lee, VA Editors note: Well be glad to, Sergeant. Secure Are Your Racks ? welcome back to Which MK 19 Do You Have? Are Your Racks Secure? There are several MK 19 models in the field. Units need to know which models they have so they can correctly record them in the property books. where the question is important because It Makes a Difference! now, soldier, can you identify which MK 19 is which? as long as I can refer to this, I can! sorry, buT Im going to have tO FluNk You. yOuR Bolts arent tack WeldED. SomEbOdY could DisASsembLe yoU. Im glaD you CHEcked. I wouldnt want that TO HApPen! You 782 38-39.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM if youre unsure which MK 19 you have, contact your local TACOM LAR. Or you can contact TACOMs Wayne Waroway at DSN 786-1254, (586) 282-1254, or email:

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41 PS 782 JAN 18 Dear Half-Mast, PS 703 (Jun 11) said a trigger pull test is required for the M9 pistol, but theres still nothing in TM 9-1005-317-23P saying that. Is the test required? CW2 M.E. Dear Chief, Yes, the pull test is required. Your small arms WP 0017 00-2. should be done every few months. But at the least it should be done annually. Dear Editor, Pages 27-35 in PS 773 (Apr 17) said to mount the M66 ring mount on the FMTV A0/A1 cab with ring mounting kit, NSN 1005-01-381-5431. Unfortunately, that NSN now has an C code of V, which means its a terminal item. Units should instead order NSN 2540-01-57 0-2405. And be prepared for sticker shock. Right now the kit costs close to $27,000. By the way, T M 9-1005-451-13 P is the new TM for the M66. Ricardo Iriarte Eugene Szumski Wilkes-Barre, PA asy does it when you remove the joint chemical agent detector (JCAD) battery tray and the rain cap. Forcing them leaves you with an NMC JCAD. To remove the battery tray, pull the locking cover to the side, away from the body of the detector, to unlock it. Then pull the tray away from the detector. If you pull the tray without unlocking it, itll break. To remove the rain cap, rotate the rain cap counterclockwise so that pointer on the rain cap aligns with the ON raised mark on the top of the detector. Editors note: Thanks for the update, Eugene and Ricardo. Hopefully, the price will drop soon. Pull locking cover to side to unlock battery tray Pull battery tray straight out Press down lightly on the rain cap and rotate counterclockwise until the rain cap pops up. Lift the rain cap to remove it. It should come right off. If it doesnt, somethings wrong. Dont twist the cap back and forth. That can break it and your JCAD is NMC. Push down on rain cap and turn counter clockwise to release M9 Pistol JCAD Mounting M66 on FMTV A0/A1 weVe goT an NSn chanGe for the M66 rinG mounting kit for the FMTV a0/A1. That does it! Youre good for another year! Wait, doc! Youre sposed to do the trigger pull test. its MandaToRY! Right you are! Ok, turn your head and cough. 782 40-41.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM

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43 PS 782 JAN 18 AN/VDR-2 When your AN/VDR-2s come back from calibration, make sure the serial number of the probe matches that of the base. Sometimes they get switched and that can make trouble for property book accounting. And sometimes the probe has been replaced. This will be noted in the DA Form 7372.AN/UDR-13 A software problem is causing some AN/UDR-13s to beep. You dont want beeping in a combat situation. Weed out beepers like this: Turn in all -13s with serial numbers from 6800C to 32855C. But dont turn in any that have an F at the beginning of the serial number. Those have been repaired and are good to go. Test all other -13s for beeping. Turn them on away from a radiation source and let them run for at least 20 minutes. Make sure the audio indicator is turned on. If any beep, turn them in and requisition a replacement from depot. For more info, contact CECOMs Chrisie Longo DSN 648-1375, (443) 395-1375, or email: chrisie.a.longo.civ@mail.mil 88.8BAT RATE DOSE RATE LIGHT ALARM CLR/TEST DOSE ON/OFFcGy hrTGN ALARM AUD YES Radiac Reminders Radiacmeters Radiac Reminders Radiac Questions Answered Test all AN/UDR-13s for beeping There are two issues with radiacmeters that CBRN specialists need to be reminded of. sOrRY, sorry! its a software glitch! Make sure AN/VDR-2 probe serial number matches one on base WeVe got radiaC ansWers. both the questions and the answers are on the next page. hAlf-Mast, We have a few radiac questions we hope you can help with! 782 42-43.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM

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44 PS 782 4 5 PS 782 JAN 18 T he environmental HMC-MIL-1 refrigerator/freezer for the M159 CBRN dismounted reconnaissance sets, kits and outfits (DR SKO)can be removed and operated remotely. The problem comes when operators reinstall the refrigerator/freezer in the quad-con/ container. if you accidentally plug in the refrigerator/freezers power cable to the VDC port instead of the VAC port, you can damage not only the refrigerator/freezer but also risk electrocution. Q: On the AN/VDR-2, the screw that secures the beta shield is constantly coming out. The beta shield falls off and disappears. Can we replace the beta shield at unit level? We cant find the parts in the TM. Q: Should we get a 0 or 9 on the preop test for the AN/PDR-77? Especially with the pancake probe, we rarely get a 9. Q: On the AN/PDR-77, is TMDE supposed to be calibrating the beta pancake and the micro R probe? We cant find any mention of this in the TM and TMDE doesnt show much enthusiasm for checking them out. if the AN/VDR-2s beta shield comes off, the only fix is to send it to the next higher maintenance.CBRN specialists can avoid that by tightening the beta shields screw before the AN/VDR-2 leaves the CBRN room and telling operators to periodically check for a loose screw in the field. The pre-op test for theAN/PDR-77, should always produce a flashing 9. A 0 means failure. if the pancake probe test is yielding 0, gently blow on the surface of the mica window. if you hear a fluttering sound, the probes fill gas has escaped. This is a common problem. But any time you get 0s with any of the probes, you should turn in your AN/PDR-77 to TMDE. something is wrong, usually a defective battery cable. TMDE wont calibrate theAN/PDR-77s pancake or micro R probe unless a unit specifically requests and justifies it in writing. For more information, see Sect 6.a(3)(b) inTB 43-180, Calibration and Repair Requirements for the Maintenance of Army Materiel. A: A: A: M159 CBRN DR SKO Plug in Refrigerator C a r e f u l l y Just remember the VAC port is the b o t T o m one. Plug refrigerator/freezer in VAC port, not VDC VDC VAC its easy to make the mistake because once the refrigerator/freezer is positioned in the quad-con/ container you cant see the VDC and VAC ports. You must connect the power cable by feel. What just happened? You plugged in my HMCMIL-1 fridges power cable to the VDC port instead of the VAC port. You got z a p p e d Make sure beta shield screw is tight before AN/VDR-2 leaves the CBRN room 0 on pre-op? Try blowing on mica window TMDE doesnt calibrate beta pancake and micro R probe unless requested in writing Pancake probe Micro R probe 782 44-45.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:02 PM

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46 PS 782 JAN 18 47 PS 782 But its a different story during warmer months when the heater sits idle for a long time. Thats fine during colder months when the heaters running a lot. Thats when the pack typically goes uncharged. When you operate the convective space heater, the battery pack gets recharged by the thermoelectric generator (TEG) on the heater. Get a Charge out of Recharging! winter is coming. Are the battery packs in your convective space heaters charged and ready? O perators, every six months you need to recharge the battery pack, NSN 4520-01-493-2 7 96, in your 35,000-BTU and 60,000-BTU convective space heaters. A discharged battery pack that sits around for a long time may be impossible to recharge. And replacing the pack costs more than $850. Convective Space Heater Keep battery pack charged Get a Charge out of Recharging! 782 46s-47.indd All Pages 11/21/17 10:02 PM

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48 49 PS 782 PS 782 JAN 18 JAN 18 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.7 Voltage Reading 80 90 100 Percent of Charge in Pack Battery Pack Charging Tips Battery Packs Standing Voltage Keep the pack fully charged. The convective space heater battery pack works just like a vehicle battery. The heater uses the pack to start itself. Then, during operation, the heater recharges the pack. If the pack becomes discharged, recharge it right away. Storing a discharged pack will shorten its life and degrade performance. Later, you may not be able to recharge it. Charge the pack every six months while its in storage. Under normal conditions, a pack thats been recently discharged can usually be recharged in about an hour or two. It will take longer if the air is cold (20F or less). Use a 110VAC to 12VDC commercial smart charger. You can also use the NATO charging system. Attach the charger to the pack like it says in TM 10-4520-262-12P (35K BTU) and TM 10-4520-264-12P (60K BTU). When recharging the pack under normal conditions, check the packs standing voltage with a multimeter every 30 minutes. When charging the pack in a deeply discharged condition (less than 11.5V), it will usually take about 24 hours to recharge. Use a commercial 12V smart charger. Attach the charger to the pack like it says in the TMs and start charging. Every four hours, check the packs standing voltage with a multimeter to find out if its fully charged. NOTE: While checking voltage, also check battery temperature. If the battery is warm, allow it to cool for one hour before continuing to charge. Let it stand disconnected for 30 minutes. Then check the voltage with a multimeter. if the standing voltage is not at 100 percent of charge, reconnect the pack to the charger and continue charging. After disconnecting the pack from the charger, the first voltage reading will be higher than normal. The voltage will decrease slowly, then stabilize at the standing voltage. if, after charging the pack, the standing voltage will not stabilize, the battery pack isnt working. This table relates battery pack standing voltage to the percent of charge in the pack. Battery Pack Recharging Methods1.During heater operation. As mentioned before, you can recharge the battery pack by operating the heater. It usually takes about 30 minutes. If the pack is deeply discharged, or if youre recharging in cold weather, it will take longer.2.Standard automotive tool set (SATS). The SATS 12V battery charger, NSN 6130-01-500-3401, will recharge the heaters battery pack.3.Commercial battery charger. You can also use a commercial 12V smart charger. A smart charger is one that automatically shuts off when charging is complete. Dont use a manual charger, though. It could overcharge the pack and make it unserviceable. All convective space heaters come with a battery charging adapter, NSN 452001-493-2810, that must be used with a commercial or SATS 12V battery charger. The adapter is a component of end item.4.NATO charging system. The NATO charging system, NSN 4520-01-5330607, lets you charge the pack by connecting it to any vehicle outfitted with a 24V NATO adapter. The charging system can be attached to any 24V NATO slave receptacle. The charging systems battery connector fits onto the packs connector. The NAT O charging system is an additional authorized list item. Its a complete charging system, not just a jumper cable. When the system is attached to the heaters battery pack and DC power, a small LED blinks to indicate that the pack is charging. When the pack is fully charged, the LED stops blinking and stays lit. The charging system cant be hooked up incorrectly and wont drain the vehicle battery below 18V. 5.Series battery charger r ack. The charger rack is used for bench charging the battery packs. The rack has three charging trays that allow you to charge a total of 18 packs at one time. The rack isnt in the Army supply system. Its a commercial item available through HDT Global. The HDT part number is 301-H003005. To order, call HDT Global at (800) 977-3647, or email:sales@hdtglobal.com in other words, if the multimeter reads the voltage between 12.4V and 12.5V, it means the pack is 80 percent charged. To check the standing voltage, disconnect the pack from the charger. then here are five methods for recharging the battery pack Battery charging adapter, NSN 4520-01-493-2819 782 48-49.indd All Pages 11/21/17 5:34 PM

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50 PS 782 JAN 18 51 PS 782 JAN 18 Dear Editor, Ive noticed some issues when it comes to the Armys signal systems maintenance program. In particular, maintenance of the AN/TSC-154A Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T). Soldiers are unaware of the Acquisition Logistics Performance Scorecard (ALPS) website and its ability to help them maintain their systems. ALPS is a web-enabled, high technology t ool that improves overall system asset availability by enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of asset management and repair tracking. It helps relieve the administrative burden while also reducing costs for fielding and maintenance, both for the Army and the contractor depot. ALPS simplifies communications between the Soldier, PM and the contractor depot responsible for repair, replacement and return of defective parts. To access ALPS, you must have a CAC-enabled computer and an active account. Go to:https://www.kc.army.mil/ ALPS.Net/Default.aspx For initial access to the syst em, contact the ALPS Warranty Manager, Cyril Chupko, at (443) 395-7118 or by email:cyril.s.chupko.ctr@mail.mil Or contact the System Administrator, Jacqueline Aaron, at (443) 395-7131 or email:jacqueline.aaron.ctr@mail.mil CW2 Kel Williams Schofield Barracks, HI AN/TSC-154A SMART-T Good information, Chief. Thanks for your help! do you Need maintenance help? Go online to the ALPS website! Maintenance Help is Online Know the Rules of the Road New Purging Procedure 782 50s-51.indd All Pages 11/21/17 4:07 PM

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52 PS 782 JAN 18 Additional Tips Here are two more tips for towing an stT Improper towing leads to STT damage For your Warfighter Information NetworkTacticals (WIN-T) satellite transportable terminal (STT) to do its job, youve got to follow the rules of the road when transporting it to the field. Dear Editor, We came up with a new purging procedure for the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3) that replaces the one in Para 2-22.2 in TM 11-5855-310-30P. It has been approved for the next TM revision, but we thought PS could let the field know now. CW2 Willie Trappier Ft Hood, TX Tactical Communication Node (TCN) protection. When towing an S with a heavy TCN, make sure the rear door of the shelter is properly secured. If it swings open during towing, the door can damage the Ss reflector dish. HWV towing. If youre using a HWV as the towing vehicle, make sure the cargo bed is free of anything that can snag or interfere with the Ss full range of motion. Questions about towing your stT ? Editors note: Sure thing, Chief. The procedure is too long to include in PS, but well be glad to furnish units a copy. Just email:usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.psmag@mail.mil STT STT Lot 9 STT Lot 10 STT+ STT-HP STT-HP STT Lot TM AN/TSC-167v1 and v2 AN/TSC-185v1 and v2 AN/TSC-185v3 AN/TSC-202 AN/TSC-208 WP 0074, 0075 and 0101 WP 0020 and 0043 See STT Lot 10 for towing WP 0054 WP 0052 Work Package for Movement TM 11-5895-1869-13&P-1 TM 11-5895-1868-13&P TB 11-5999-206-13 TM 11-5895-1957-13&P-1 TM 11-5895-1957-13&P-2 TM 11-5895-2010-13 most STT damage can only be repaired at sustainment level. Thats not only expensive, but it means a lot of downtime for these reportable systems. Rules of the Road keep your system up and running by following the towing information in each of the STT TMs: WIN-T STTKnow the Rules of the Road AN/TAS-8(V)1, (V)2 LRAS3New Purging Procedure Too often, the STTs reflector dish or high power amplifier (HPA) is damaged during towing. And thats in addition to the damage done to the towing vehicle itself. heY, Ps sayS theres a new PurginG proCedure fOr YoU. great! Lets write Half-Mast and Get iT nOW. Im ready to go. Lets get this STT hooked up! We cant afford to damage anything! Wait! Have you checked out the towing instructions? 782 52-53.indd All Pages 11/21/17 4:07 PM send an email to: rfrf

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54 PS 782 JAN 18 55 PS 782 Serial Number Needed? SNP Can Help! Serial Number Needed? SNP Can Help! Any Particular Order? PAVPB Makes You A Wiz! LOGISTICS GCSS-Army Serial Number Needed? SNP Can Help! ? Hold on, spEciAlist. MaYbe yOu just nEed to find out if the ring mount neEds a Serial Number AppliEd First. Have a seat and Ill help you out. Everything all right, speciAlist velez? stOP spiNning me! whoA! whoA! Ive searched every square inch of this ring mount for a serial number, cloe, but I cant find one. A serial number comes up in GCSSArmy, but its not here. Im sure Im just overlooking it. Ill give it another try. hey! 782 54s-55.indd All Pages 11/28/17 5:01 PM

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57 PS 782 JAN 18 After you finish all of that, submit your completed form to the GCSS-Army help desk. The first thing we need to do is go to the GCSS-Army website: Click on the product support icon and look under the Serialized Item Management (SIM) header. OK whats next? got it. Once youre here, its not a bad idea to review Army Directive 2016 21 (Interim Policy for Serialized Item Management) and Non-Standard NIIN Serialization Criteria (2 Aug 2016). Make sure you look over the Serial Number Profile Authorized List and Serial Number Profile NOT Authorized List. They change pretty often and might be different from one visit to the next. Make sure you look over the Serial Number Profile Authorized List and Serial Number Profile NOT Authorized List They change pretty often and might be different from one visit to the next. OK, this isnt so hard. Whats next? Now Youre Ready to rEquest a Serial Number Profile (SNP). click Serial Number Profile Request Formand fill out all of the forms mandatory fields. Youll also need to submit pictures of any equipment that you need an SNP for. Not a problem! I have a camera right here! Ha! Too easy. Thanks Cloe. No problem. it was time to stop spinning that ring mount around. You were gonna make it sick! 782 56-57.indd All Pages 11/21/17 2:05 PM if youre new to the help desk, youll first need to complete a registration form at:

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59 PS 782 JAN 18 Dear Half-Mast, Were getting ready to install the Electronic Maintenance System Next Generation (EMS-NG) Viewer on our maintenance support device (MSD). Does it matter what order the software is installed? SGT J.G. Dear Sergeant, Yes, order of installation does matter. Using the right order ensures the MSD is needed Note: create errors. support@ems-helpdesk.com The Army Quartermaster School at Ft Lee has developed the Property Accountability Virtual Playbook (PAVPB). The PAVPB is an online interactive 3D training program designed to teach property accountability by showing the right way to conduct a change of command inventory. The PAVPB walks you through a virtual inventory using a Stryker, an M-1 series tank and three different small arms. It explains the roles of the commissioned during-, and after-inventory. A proper change of command inventory is vital because it forms the baseline inventory for all types of inventories to including cyclic and sensitive item inventories. Its also one of the few times the company commander is fully dedicated to property accountability for all the gear in his unit. The PAVPB provides you a great resource that improves property accountability training while promoting Army readiness. Access the PAVPB at: http://www.cascom.army.mil/index.htm or by email at: matthew.j.johnson182.mil@mail.mil MSD Any Particular Order? PAVPB Makes You A Wiz! the order you install the sOftwAre on your MSD Does matter! heres why whether youre a commander or a sub-hand receipt holder, change of command inventories can be confusing! Sure, as a leader its your job to make sure that your Soldiers have everything they need to fight and win. Cloe, I dont know much about property accountability. But I know enough to know that my lack of knowledge makes my job get tough real fast! Dont worry. You have help! 782 58-59.indd All Pages 11/21/17 4:07 PM

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60 61 PS 782 PS 782 JAN 18 JAN 18 Then choose the ETM/IETM icon and search for the TMs. Attention units! M400T, M400W Cab Door Assembly NSNGet a new door assembly for your M400T or M400W compact skid loader with NSN 251001-593-8321 (PN 87491303). PN 87724851, which is shown as Item 36 in Fig 66 of TM 5-3805-292-23P (Mar 10), crosses to the wrong NSN. M88A2 Ground Hop Kit Need a ground hop kit for your M88A2 recovery vehicle? Theres not a single NSN for the kit. Youll need to order the following components individually: If you want to ground hop without the engine fans, youll need two spacer sleeves, NSN 5365-00-795-7952.M870A1 Wood Decking KitGet a complete wood decking kit, minus the hardware, for your M870A1 40-ton lowbed semitrailer with NSN 5510-01-540-5724. Or you can order cut-to-t purple-heart wood by the board foot with NSN 5510-01-4548568. That comes in handy if you only need to replace a few boards. Youll need carbide-tipped blades and drill bits to prepare it. Got Cold Weather Equipment Covered?A new TM is available for Cold Weather Equipment (CWE) for Force Provider Expeditionary. TM 10-5419-213-13&P (Jun 17) covers the green set, NSN 5419-01-580-6932, and the tan, NSN 541901-581-2258. CWE is a collection of military and commercial equipment, including heat trace sleeves for waste/water hoses, water bladder heaters and tent heaters, which can sustain an FPE camp of up to 150 personnel in temps as low as -15F. Download it at:https://liw.logsa.army.mil/etmapp/#/etm/home M149A2 Brake Hose Assembly NSNTo get the correct brake hose assemblies for the M149A2 water trailers, order NSN 4720-01-0314387 (128 hose) for the right hand and NSN 4720-01-031-4386 (110 hose) for the left hand. The hose assemblies shown as Item 3 in Fig 10 of TM 9-2330-267-13&P (Dec 15) are too short. Make a note of this correction until the TM is updated. Constant exposure to the elements leads to dry, cracked and splintered wood decking on semitrailers. Prevent that damage by applying a light coat of linseed oil to the decking as needed. NSN 8010-00-152-3245 brings a gallon of linseed oil and NSN 801000-684-8789 gets ve gallons. A 55-gal drum comes with NSN 8010-00-242-6114. M915A5 VORAD Sensor, BracketThe M915A5 tractor trucks vehicle on-board radar (VORAD) sensor and bracket, NSN 5340-01-576-5334, are no longer available as a single item. Instead, order the sensor, NSN 2590-01-651-2836, and bracket, NSN 5340-01650-9921, separately. Make a note until Item 13 in Fig 279 of TM 9-2320-426-13&P in IETM EM 0308 (Aug 14) is updated. The Best Way to See in the DarkCheck out these handy helmet mount training videos. Theyll show you step-by-step ways to congure the advanced combat helmet and enhanced combat helmet to work with various night vision devices and goggles:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgoiDXbvQaiXikagMShmSf-yRZL_NazFz New Command Post Tablet TMs ATLAS Forklift Fuel FilterThe ATLAS forklifts fuel lter, NSN 291000-238-0033, is no longer available. Instead, order the fuel lter assembly, NSN 2910-00401-4189. This NSN includes lter and water separator. Well let you know when the lter is available again separately. ring in the new year with Engine starter kit Air filtration kit Component 2920-01-421-7066 2815-01-334-3270 NSN TM 117 010-586-10 (Aug 1 7 ) TM 117 010-586-23&P (Aug 1 7 ) The new TM s include: The Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) and Joint Capabilities Release (JCR) Command Post Tablet TMs are available. and the AN/GYK-62J, JCR Command Post Tablet,NSN 7 010-01-645-7 63 7 They cover the AN/GYK-62H, JBC-P Command Post Tablet,NSN 7 010-01-626-9912 The Joint Battle CommandPlatform (JBC-P) and Joint Capabilities Release (JCR) Command Post Tablet TMs are available. 782 60-61.indd All Pages 11/21/17 2:00 PM Note: These TMs are restricted. To view, you must log in to the Logistics information Warehouse with your CAC at:

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