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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 )

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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 Army1802556 PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-785, 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.Stryker Fluid Checks M777A2 Towed Howitzer, Check Breech Before Firing M119A3 Towed Howitzer PM Tips M88-Series Recovery Vehicle, Spare Roadwheel Rust M88-Series Recovery Vehicle Winch Cable PM 3-4 4-5 6-7 8 9 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 10 TACTICAL VEHICLES PLS CHU, E-CHU, Flat Rack MELs Updated Rust Busters Tip of the Month HMMWV, Accelerator Pedal Linkage Lubing Truck Wheel Lift a Must HEMTT A4 PLS A1 Weapon Mount Not Authorized 11 12-13 13 14-15 15 16 CONSTRUCTION AH-64 Series Wing Pylon Shortage UH-72A Lakota, Authorized Ground Equipment Only UH-60 Series, Tail Rotor Blades Turn-in Credit 23 24-25 26 RCV Buffalo A2, Keep Paint Off Hoses Buffalo A2, Ladder Use Tips HMEE-1 Swing Lock Pin, Install Before Travel Backhoe Loader, Prime Turbocharger at Start up ATLAS II Forklift, Wider 8-ft Carriage Available 17 18-19 19 20 21 Special Tools, Add to Hand Receipt 47 M2A1 Machine Gun Bolt and Barrel Extension Mix-up M151 Scope Turn-in MK 19 Machine Gun Sear Assembly Update MK 19 Machine Gun Rear Sight PMCS Small Arms Advice from Ft Hood LRC 36 37 38-39 39 40-41 Patriot PM Tips 46-47 M40-Series, M50-Series Masks Storage with Faceform Strider Mine Detector Use, PM 43 44-45 COMSEC Logistics Activity Customer Support 49 Maintenance-Significant Medical Equipment Desiccant Use, NSNs 50-51 52-53 TOOLS 47 SMALL ARMS 35 MISSILES 46 CBRN 42 COMMUNICATIONS 48 SOLDIER SUPPORT 50 AVIATION 22 PM Wars: Return of the Jebbi 27-34 CTC Prep, Checklist Army Air Clearance Authority (AACA) Unit Armorer Certification Training Support Package PS Mobile App Download 55-57 58-59 59 60-61LOGISTICS 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 785 APRIL 2018

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Android rffnt Apple bnbnrf HAVE YOU DOWNLOADED THE PS APP YET? its Free and easy! TB 43-PS-785Approved for Public Release; Distribution is UnlimitedIssue 785 April 2018

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APR 18 1 PS 785 Once upon a time, a young private could expect regular interaction with the unit NCO for something called Sergeants Time Training. It was a couple of hours reserved weekly for practical instruction that helped Soldiers hone their skills. to observe rituals like Sergeants Time Training. Many Soldiers advanced through the ranks without frequent instruction and interaction with their NCOs. PS Magazine introduces a new feature offering a range of maintenance and supply topics that support training for Soldiers. Look for the Sergeants Time Training link on the PS Magazine website and mobile app. Using the app, NCOs can access multiple maintenance and supply subjects suitable for Sergeants Time Training without spending hours on research and preparation. Soldiers can follow along during training or review the lesson later. youd like to see covered, send us an email at: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.psmag@mail.mil Download the free PS Magazine mobile app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mil.logsa.army.psmag&hl=en or https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/p.s.magazine/id1082232259?mt=8 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 Army1802556 PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-785, 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. dang! Whered the Sergeant gEt AlL this iNFo? he mustve bEen uP aLl night putTing this together! he gOt it right here on the PS Magazine ApP! awesome! Now I can follow along and refer back to this training later! Stryker Fluid Checks M777A2 Towed Howitzer, Check Breech Before Firing M119A3 Towed Howitzer PM Tips M88-Series Recovery Vehicle, Spare Roadwheel Rust M88-Series Recovery Vehicle Winch Cable PM 3-4 4-5 6-7 8 9 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 10 TACTICAL VEHICLES PLS CHU, E-CHU, Flat Rack MELs Updated Rust Busters Tip of the Month HMMWV, Accelerator Pedal Linkage Lubing Truck Wheel Lift a Must HEMTT A4 PLS A1 Weapon Mount Not Authorized 11 12-13 13 14-15 15 16 CONSTRUCTION AH-64 Series Wing Pylon Shortage UH-72A Lakota, Authorized Ground Equipment Only UH-60 Series, Tail Rotor Blades Turn-in Credit 23 24-25 26 RCV Buffalo A2, Keep Paint Off Hoses Buffalo A2, Ladder Use Tips HMEE-1 Swing Lock Pin, Install Before Travel Backhoe Loader, Prime Turbocharger at Start up ATLAS II Forklift, Wider 8-ft Carriage Available 17 18-19 19 20 21 Special Tools, Add to Hand Receipt 47 M2A1 Machine Gun Bolt and Barrel Extension Mix-up M151 Scope Turn-in MK 19 Machine Gun Sear Assembly Update MK 19 Machine Gun Rear Sight PMCS Small Arms Advice from Ft Hood LRC 36 37 38-39 39 40-41 Patriot PM Tips 46-47 M40-Series, M50-Series Masks Storage with Faceform Strider Mine Detector Use, PM 43 44-45 COMSEC Logistics Activity Customer Support 49 Maintenance-Significant Medical Equipment Desiccant Use, NSNs 50-51 52-53 TOOLS 47 SMALL ARMS 35 MISSILES 46 CBRN 42 COMMUNICATIONS 48 SOLDIER SUPPORT 50 AVIATION 22 PM Wars: Return of the Jebbi 27-34 CTC Prep, Checklist Army Air Clearance Authority (AACA) Unit Armorer Certification Training Support Package PS Mobile App Download 55-57 58-59 59 60-61LOGISTICS 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 785 APRIL 2018 785 00-01.indd All Pages 2/14/18 4:48 PM

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2 PS 785 APR 18 3 PS 785 Dear Editor, Fluids are vit al to the health of your Stryker. Here are a few tips on fluids we give our students at the US Army CBRN School: Dont rely on the engine coolant sight glass unless you regularly clean it. If the sight glass is dirty, it can look like the coolant level is OK when its not. When the engine is cool, take off the radiator cap and clean the sight glass with a damp rag. Remember, the radiat or should be full, but the surge tank should be only half full. The coolant needs someplace to go when the radiator gets hot. Check all fluid levels before a mission. The TMs stress checking fluid levels at the end of a mission, but its important to make sure fluid levels are still OK before you hit the road again. It takes only minutes. Remember that your Stryker needs to be parked on flat ground for an accurate check. Clean engine coolant sight glass periodically to avoid false readings Stryker Facts! I dont cAre What mY flUid levels were lAst niGht. I want yOu to checK them Again before we hit the Road! COMBAT Stryker Fluid Facts! Make Breech Safety YourMission Exercise Good PM Spare Roadwheel From Rust Dont Kink Up RecoveryOper ations! 785 02s-03.indd All Pages 2/14/18 4:48 PM

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5 PS 785 APR 18 Howitzer is NMC if witness marks dont align Keep an eye on the hub sight glasses on all the wheels. The hubs sometimes leak. Too little hydraulic fluid and you end up with hub damage. The fluid level should be 1/2 to 3/4 full. If you need to add fluid, do so slowly. Wait at least two minutes for the fluid to settle before you check it. Otherwise, you may add too much, which busts the seals. Once again, the Stryker needs to be on flat ground for this check. SFC Gabriel Gastelo SFC Jose Albino SFC Dwayne Bautista Stanley Kuskco Ft Leonard Wood, MO Editors note: We think youve struck on some great Stryker tips. Thanks. Fluid level should be 1/2 to 3/4 full in sight glass Move the primer feed mechanism (PFM) lever to the extract (forward) position. Then move the breech lever to the open (rear) position. Operate the trunnion pump handle until the witness marks are not aligned. Attempt to move the PFM lever to the primed (rearward) position. The PFM lever should not prime the howitzer at this time. If the PFM latch fails to engage the PFM tray, allowing the cannon to be primed before the witness marks are aligned, tell your mechanic immediately. Your cannon is NMC. Inspect the tray latch hook and PFM tray latch slot for damage. Make sure the tray latch isnt bent in the outward position. You shouldnt be able to turn the tray latch bolt by hand. Inspect the tray latch torsion to ensure its installed properly. See WP 0047 in the -10 TM for more information. Perform a primer feed mechanism (PFM) safety lever function check r Be sure to check the sight glass when Im on level ground! Crewmen, its very important that you closely inspect your M777 A2s breech ring and breech block witness marks before firing. if the breech isnt fully closed, there could be a catastrophic failure. M777A2 Towed Howitzer You ready for our fire mission later? I am, but YOU need to make sure my breech closes all the way! Two crewmen were killed and five others injured in a recent incident when the crew fired its howitzer without making sure the breech was fully closed. Keep that from happening to you by doing the following before your next fire mission 785 04-05.indd All Pages 2/14/18 4:48 PM Questions? Check out TACOM Safety of Use Message 17-012: rrfrntb

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6 PS 785 APR 18 Give it regular exercise and lubing. Just like Soldiers, your M119A3 needs plenty of regular exercise to stay in top shape. At least once a month, put your gun through a full range of motion. Move the tube up and down and traverse it left and right. Dont forget to give it a thorough lubing like it says in TM 9-1015-260-10 (Nov 17). The couple of hours you spend doing this will save you big dollars and repairs later. Pay special attention to the muzzle end of the cannon tube during cleaning. Cracks caused by pitting are showing up around the muzzle end because units arent thoroughly cleaning there. Propellant residue and broken-down grease form an acidic solution that eats away the metal if not cleaned off. Take off the muzzle brake and clean with rags and CLP. A scouring pad may be necessary for tough spots. Get one with NSN 7920-00-753-5242. Keep cannon tube sliding along. If you forget to do PMCS on the cannon tube recoil cannon tube completely out of the cradle and clean and lube the rails like it says in WP 0019 of TM 9-1015-260-24 (Dec 14, w/Ch 1, Jan 15) for hot, damp and salty areas. For operation under unusual conditions, refer to WP 0073 of TM 9-1015-260-10. During annual services, pull the cannon tube out of the cradle and clean and lube the rails just like it says in WP 0019 of TM 9-1015-260-24. Once theyre clean, measure the left and right rail thickness like it says in WP 0022 of TM 9-1015-260-24 and replace the rails as necessary. The payoff for a few hours work is saving big repair dollars later. Dont forget the recoil system. If your howitzer a good workout is in order. Exercise the recoil like it says in WP 0207 of TM 9-1015-260-24. This will help keep the buffer and recuperator mission capable and its internal seals lubricated and moving. Make sure the M187 telescope mounts elevation knob moves freely. It tends to freeze if ignored. Lube it with CLP if necessary. Check for a loose sight mount quick-release. If the quick-release is loose, the mount wont sit properly and vibration can wallow out the mount. A mechanic should check the quick-releases spring washer for a .040-in gap. If the gaps wider, replace the spring washer following the instructions in TM 9-1240-404-24&P (Dec 10). Its a good idea to replace the spring washer annually. Elevate muzzle to 1244 mils for parking M119A3 Towed Howitzer Clean muzzle area to prevent cracks and pitting Crewmen and mechanics, your M119A3 needs plenty of preventive maintenance to stay combat ready. Heres what you need to do to keep it ready to fire Check for loose sight mount quick-release Elevate the muzzle to 1244 mils before parking the M119A3. This will reduce the compression on the equilibrator springs. If the muzzle is left at a lower elevation, too much pressure is put on the equilibrator springs and they wear out sooner. How about we go for a run, pal? Yeah, I need exercise but not THAT kind of exercise! 785 06-07.indd All Pages 2/14/18 4:48 PM

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8 PS 785 APR 18 9 PS 785 APR 18c Dear Editor, The spare r oadwheel hanging on the side of the M88-series recovery vehicle isnt a decoration. Its actually there for a purpose. But sometimes the spar e roadwheel is overlooked by mechanics until its needed. By then, its rusted junk. Rain and wash w ater pool in the bottom of the roadwheel. The bottom of the roadwheel develops severe rust. The lug nuts can even rust in place on the mounting bolts. Those rusted bolts snap when you try to remove the nuts. Just a little effort pr events that. Use antiseize compound on the lug nuts and bolts when mounting the spare roadwheel. Thatll keep rust at bay and makes the nuts easier to remove later. Get a 4-oz tube of antiseize compound with NSN 8030-00-059-2761. After running your vehicle through the wash rack, and after any rainfall, soak up the pool of water in the bottom of the roadwheel with a few rags. Thatll keep the spare roadwheel rust free and in good working order. CW2 Tony Br atina Ft Bliss, TX Editors note: These tips will spare your spare roadwheel from a rusty fate! c rewmen, kinked up winch cables on your M88-series recovery vehicle can throw a real knot into your recovery operations. But carefully following PMCS will make sure youre always ready to help out a disabled vehicle. if the winches were used, be sure to check the cables for damage. Cables are unserviceable if there are three broken wires per strand or six broken wires per lay. Clean and lube good cables. You can prevent kinks by spooling out the cables on the main and hoist winches slowly. Go too fast and the cables could unspool completely. Then make sure the hydraulic controls for the boom, main winch, hoist winch and spade are all working like theyre supposed to. Check out the PMCS procedures in TM 9-2350-256-10 (Oct 14) for the A1 and TM 9-2350-292-10 for the A2 (sep 14). Theyll tell you everything you need to know to keep the kinks out of your recovery operations. Spool out cables to prevent kinks and binds Broken wires can make cable unserviceable Dont K i n k u pRecovery Operations! M88-Series Recovery Vehicles Dont K i n k u p Recovery Operations! Spare Roadwheel From RUST Just a little PM would keep this rain from being a disaster for my spare roadwheel! Standing water creates rust at bottom of roadwheel and on mounting bolts, which can snap M88-Series Recovery Vehicles Sure is a long drop from here! Dont worry, my cables are in great shape! 785 08-09.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:22 PM

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10 PS 785 APR 18 11 PS 785 APR 18 The flat racks and E-CHU technically fall under Federal Supply Class (FSC) Group 39, which is covered in TB 43-0002-24. But for years, the flat racks and CHU/E-CHU were managed under tactical wheeled vehicles(FSC Group 23) and covered byTB 43-0002-81. Questions? Item Flat Rack with walls Container Roll-in/Out Platform (CROP)/Summa CROP/Hyundai Flat Rack without walls Container Handling Unit Enhanced Container Handling Unit Name NSN M1 M3 M3A1 M1077/ M1077A2 CHU E-CHU 100 100 100 100 0 100 MEL % 3990-01-406-1340 3990-01-442-2751 3990-01-450-5671 3990-01-307-7676 2320-01-445-8266 3950-20-003-8784 in the last change to TB 43-0002-81 (Sep 16), the flatrack and CHU/E-CHU MEL table was removed. Unfortunately, it hasnt yet been added to TB 43-0002-24 (Feb 09, w/Ch 1, Nov 10). So use the table below to get the right MEL for your equipment PLS CHU, E-CHUOn the Hunt for Flat Rack MELs Looking for maintenance expenditure limits (MEL) on flat racks and the container handling unit/ enhanced container handling unit (CHU/E-CHU)? Youve come to the right place! On the Hunt for Flat Rack MELs Rust Busters Tip of the Month Be a Linkage Luber! Get a Lift! Cant Always Get What You Want 785 10s-11.indd All Pages 2/14/18 5:19 PM Contact the heavy equipment transport (HET) team at: r

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12 PS 785 APR 18 Stage 1: Stage 3: Stage 2: Stage 4: approaching a sharp curve isnt the best time to nd your HMMWVs accelerator pedal linkage is sticking. If the linkage wont move after youve taken your foot off the pedal, slowing down can become a lot more complicated! But thats exactly what can happen if the linkage doesnt get lubed regularly. So make sure you give the linkage a few squirts of OE/HDO as required. Then, move the linkage back and forth by hand a few times to work in the oil.What to Do About Corrosion Lube accelerator linkage here CorrosionHMMWVBe a Linkage hey! whY are we going OfFRoad? The AcceleratOR pedal is STuCk! uH I think so. did the PMCS get done on this thing? not MY Choice! Corrosion in any form is bad news. but you can do something to slow down the damage once it starts. Regular vehicle and equipment inspections reveal corrosion before it gets bad. You should perform corrosion inspections more often, depending on the OPTEMPO, severity of the environment and the importance of the vehicle or equipment. if you find corrosion in its early stages, you can prevent major damage and costly repairs by fixing the problem now. heres how to tell what stage its in Stages of Corrosion Similar to Stage 1, but with more adherent corrosion products and some scaling. Base metal may show etching or light pitting, but remains sound. Corrosion has thinned or pitted the entire part. Metal has holes throughout or most of its supporting edges have corroded completely away. Painted area is raised or bubbled by corrosion underneath. Surface is lightly corroded, but no scale is present. Base metal is sound. Metal has uniformly corroded or pitted until the area is unsound or completely gone. Heavy corrosion products or rust scaling is present. 785 12r-13.indd All Pages 2/14/18 4:57 PM in general, higher-level maintenance is likely required for advanced stages of corrosion. For lower levels of corrosion, cleaning and spot painting may be the right step to prevent further damage. However, levels of repair should always be determined by your equipments Technical Manuals (TM) Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC). Stages or categories of corrosion should not be used to guide the level of repair, per TACOM LCMC MI 18-012. Follow the guidelines and checklists in TB 43-0213, Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPAC) for Army Wheeled Vehicles (24 Sep 12). Find it on LOGSAs ETM website:

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15 PS 785 APR 18 cant alwaYs get What You Want If protecting the vehicle isnt reason enough to get a truck wheel lift, then surely you want to protect yourself. Sprains and strains are one of the leading injuries to mechanics. Using a truck wheel lift makes the job easier, plus it reduces collateral damage to the axle and lessens your risk of personal injury. Even Hercules should use a lift! Unless youre Hercules, putting a new wheel and hub assembly onto a big vehicle isnt a simple task. A HEMTT tire and wheel assembly, for example, weighs more than 540 pounds. Thats why you need a truck wheel lift to make the job easier. Trouble is, the current heavy lifter, NSN 4910-00-554-5983, is a terminal item. Instead, order a new truck wheel lift with NSN 4910-01-009-2449.Protect Vehicle Mechanics who try to muscle a wheel assembly into place do more damage than theyll admit. Few mechanics have the physical strength to carefully guide a wheel assembly onto an axle without banging metal against metal. Every uncontrolled whack can damage something. Usually, its the axle threads, seals and bearings that take the worst hits. All that damage adds up to problems later, like leaky seals and faulty bearings. Magazine receives lots of letters asking for the correct NSN to order machine gun ring mounts for HEMTT A4 and PLS A1 trucks. Bad news: neither of these vehicles is authorized a weapon mount. Good news: no more wasted time searching for a nonexistent NSN! with machine gun mounts. Check out PS 773 (Apr 17), Pages 27-35, for more info:https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2017/773/773-27-35.pdf Truck wheel lift cant alwaYs get What You Want Tactical VehiclesGet a Lift! HEMTT A4, PLS A1 cant alwaYs get What You Want but Ive ALWAYS wanted a MachiNE Gun mOunT! ya CanT AlwaYs get what yOU want. Prevent damaged threads Protect Yourself impreSsive lifting there, Hercules. But save Your EfFort and my threaDs. Use a lift! { b o o h o o H o o} 785 14-15.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:17 PM

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16 PS 785 APR 18 17 PS 785 APR 18 Its no secret that your Buffalos hydraulic and pneumatic hoses can become brittle over time from exposure to the elements. But that problem is made worse when those hoses get covered with chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) paint. CARC doesnt extend the hoses durability. In fact, it can cause more damage by covering pin-hole leaks and hiding cracks and abrasions. These are all symptoms of a hose that needs to be replaced, pronto! So, tell your buddies at the paint booth to make sure all exposed hoses are covered and taped before they go to work. A Buffalo that looks like it came off the showroom Keep CARC paint off hoses! RCV Buffalo A2 Kp Pai O Hoses! youre LoOking KindA ScruFfY! time to Get yOur Paint Job Redone. juSt Make sUre mY hOses geT Covered First! Keep Paint Off Hoses! Ladder Matters to Prevent Splatters! Swing Lock Pin in Place? Prime the Turbo Wider Carriage Now Available! 785 16s-17.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:24 PM

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18 PS 785 APR 18 PS 785 Vehicle vibration widens the cracks and water settles inside to form rust. Next thing you know, the steps break off and youre i n j u r e d! Easy Does It What Goes Up... Let the ladder down slow and easy when you need to climb up the vehicle. operators, make sure the HMEE-1s swing lock pin is installed in the backhoe frames aligned holes before traveling on the road. That pin keeps the backhoe from swinging sideways during travel, which can injure personnel or damage equipment. You should also keep the pin rmly in place whenever the excavator is parked with the backhoe in the stowed position. That puts less wear and tear on the vehicles hydraulics. Lower ladder nice and easy to keep from slamming against vehicle and cracking welds Dont let it slam into the side of the Buffalo. That can cause the welds at each of the ladders steps to crack. Buffalo A2 HMEE-1 Make sure swing lock pin is installed before travel not Yet! we havent instaLled the swing lOck Pin. YOU waNna huRt somebody? time to hit the Road. Lets get the hMeE loAded on the trAiLer. When stepping down onto the ladder from up top, make sure youre facing the vehicle. Never step down facing away from the vehicle. Not only is that awkward, but battle-ready gear snags on the ladder steps, causing you to slip or fall off the ladder! Youll nd this reminder as a WARNING statement in WP 0004-79 of TM 5-2420-232-10 (Mar 09, w/Ch 1, Sep 12). Keep these two PM tips in mind when using the ladder on the back of your Buffalo 785 18-19.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:40 PM

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20 PS 785 APR 18 21 PS 785 APR 18 O perators, when your backhoe loader (BHL) sits for several weeks at a time, make sure you prime the turbocharger during start up. Do the same every time the 1. Engage the parking brake. 2. Shift the direction control lever to the neutral position. 3. Push and hold the right side of the fuel pump solenoid switch to disengage the fuel pump and keep the engine from starting. 4. From the operators seat, turn the starter key switch to the START position and actuate the starter motor for 10 seconds. Then turn the starter key switch to the OFF position. 5. Release the fuel pump solenoid switch to engage the injection pump solenoid. 6. Start the engine. A new, wider 8-ft carriage is now available for the ATLAS II forklift. Order it with NSN 3940-01-650-1 7 39, then keep these restrictions in mind before starting operations The wider carriage should only be used when working on level ground. Dont drive faster than 5 mph while carrying a load. Check the ISO containers label for tare weight to ensure you meet weight restrictions. Backhoe Loader ATLAS II Forklift weve FinaLly got Some Work For You tO Do. YreaDy? not until yOu prime MY turbOchArgEr. Ive bEen sitTing here foR wEeKs! Follow the approved load chart for the 8-ft carriage. Make a note until the new load chart is added toTM 10-39306 77 -10. hEy, did YoU knoW theres an 8-ft caRriage available for me now? REaLlY? Bet theres a few Restrictions for something like that! 785 20-21.indd All Pages 2/14/18 5:18 PM

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22 PS 785 APR 18 23 PS 785 APR 18 echanics, do you have Apache wing pylons collecting dust in MILVANS or lying around on a shelf? Are you using extra wing pylons for spare parts? Dont.Contact John Blanshan, at (256)955-3280, or email: Because of multiple aircraft transfers in and out of theater, some wing pylons have been misplaced.Thats why any time a wing pylon is removed from an aircraft, DA Pam 7 387 51 says it must be added to DA Form 2408-1 7 Aircraft inventory Record, to account for the removal of the pylons and the installation of the pylon cover plates. NSN 1560-01-495-5118 (PN 7-518000001-7) NSN 1560-01-519-6800 (PN 7-518000001-11) NSN 1560-01-553-3537 (PN 7-518000001-17) NSN 1560-01-615-1321 (PN 7-518000001-21) NSN 1560-01-468-8257 (PN 7-518000001-3) NSN 1560-01-479-9119 (PN 7-518000001-5) NSN 1560-01-662-7831 (PN 7-518000001-33) NSN 1560-01-519-6802 (PN 7-518000013-13) No NSN (PN 7-518000013-29) No NSN (PN 7-518000013-31) Units arent authorized spare pylons as part of their PLL or bench stock. so Each aircraft is authorized four pylons, so turn in any extras! if you have more than four wing pylons per aircraft, let the Apache headshed know. Check your area for these parts: AH-64 Series check it out! weve gOt eight wing pylons for spare parts! stay alert! stay ALiVE! hey, now, Units are not Allowed pylons as PLL or bench stock. Any extras, ynEed to turn in. yeah! Hoarding Pylons or using us for SPAre parts is Not AuthOriZed. Wing Pylons Critically Short Use Only Authorized Equipment! Get Credit for Tail Rotor Blades 785 22s-23.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:21 PM or Jesse Chaleunphone at (256) 313-1643, or email: rf

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PS 785 APR 18 25 PS 785 O perators, since the Uh7 2 A was fielded, there have been a number of incidents involving ground handling of the Lakota with unauthorized equipment. That resulted in aircraft damage and hefty repair costs. When moving or towing your Lakota, follow and use the approved ground handling equipment and procedures in Chapter 9 of the commercial aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) from Airbus Helicopter, Inc. Each Lakota is fielded with one set of two ground-handling wheels. The tow bars are supplied by the manufacturer with one tow bar for every four aircraft. So use whats authorized and keep your Lakota ready for missions! Most damage is due to: operator error. equipment malfunction. inadequate training. failure to follow equipment procedures. This leads to major costs that include: labor and materials. personnel injuries. investigations. damage and repair assessment. contracting actions. aircraft downtime. And itsall preventableif you would only use the approved ground handling equipment listed in the AMM. The AMM identifies the ground handling wheels and the aircraft tow bar as the only two pieces of equipment authorized for moving or towing. Do not use unauthorized ground handling equipment such as aircraft dollies and heliporters. if you do, your unit assumes all the risk, including financial liability, for damage to the Lakota. Use Only Authorized Equipment! If you put your Lakota on a heliporter or an aircraft dolly YOU will be responsible for damage to helicopter the ground handling wheels and the tow bar are the only two pieces of ground handling eQuipmEnt AuthoriZed for YoUr Lakota! stick with us well get you where you wanna go! Aircraft DOLlies and heliporters are not! Check ouT Chapter 9 in your COmMercial Aircraft MaintenANce mAnUal. if you Use uNauthorized equipmEnt to move the aircraft, YouLl bear the cost for any MishAps that caUse dAMAGe. UH-72A Lakota 785 24-25.indd All Pages 2/14/18 6:01 PM

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26 PS 785 APR 18 1. Complete the turn-in of the unserviceable blade. The unit or supply support activity (SSA) must remove the Return Advice Code of 1W. There is no time constraint with this turn-in. 2. Place the requisition at the same time as the turn-in if the requisition hasnt already been submitted. There are no time limits for the requisition, either. 3. Once youve received the new tail rotor blade and the associated turn-in (ZRL) is complete, manually delete the ZRL in GCSS-Army. That stops the clock associated with the new issue. The lack of unserviceable returns will impact the supply chain and may cause gaps in the overhaul production at Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD). This can cause shortages of tail rotor blades in the supply system. Mechanics, when Safety of Flight (SOF) messages H-601 7-SOF-04 and H-60-1 7-SOF-05were issued, the number of unserviceable tail rotor blade returns plummeted. As a result, the AMCOM headshed has been directed to hold onto all tail rotor blade requirements unless theres a verified aircraft on ground (AOG). The hold will continue until the impact of the SOF messages is clearer. Follow these instructions to ensure the credit window for tail rotor blades is extended while increasing the flow of unserviceable returns now thats the sound of well-maintained srb2 engines. RETURN OF THE JEBBI vvvvvvvvvvvvvv vrrrr rrrrrrroooo oooooooooomm mmm mm Want to get proper credit for turning in tail rotor blades? Check out the details on the PS Mag App. H-60 Series 785 26-27.indd All Pages 2/15/18 12:40 PM questions? Contact Seth Cole at (256) 3131146 or email:

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29 PS 785 APR 18 Last time she had a busted brightsaber, clogged engine air filters, and missed the ships checks and services! OK, now what? hmMm What does she need this time? what the? hey! Im the grand Master McCanick! g r u m b l e g r u m b le kids today 785 28-29.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:21 PM

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30 PS 785 APR 18 I did the same for my brightsaber, following every step in the operators manual. Lack of PM is like death from a thousand brightsaber cuts! Uh... did I miss something in the script? Im supposed to be the guy running the show, right? OK, Im listening. After our last visit, I went back to planet Gizmo Bella. I did a thorough PM checks and services on the Millennium Pigeon before blasting off through the galaxy. There is far more to being a Jebbi than simply following the checks and services on your equipment. What do you really seek? How do I motivate people and make them a part of the PM team? how do I gain experience and technical skills, not to mention troubleshooting abilities, in the work bays? Yeah, what-ever. 785 30-31.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:21 PM

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33 PS 785 APR 18 That you ask such questions shows you are ready to advance in the ways of the Jebbi. Watch this A true Jebbi is able to assemble and disassemble the working parts of a space fighter. That knowledge of how different parts interact develops your mechanical abilities. That makes sense. Then you become confident in diagnosing mechanical issues and problems. A Jebbi in training needs to pay close attention to every fault in order to diagnose what is wrong. in other words, understanding the symptoms helps identify the actual problem. right. A good Jebbi knows her equipment. She can tell theres a problem by the way it feels, sounds, smells or looks when something is wrong. Understanding those clues helps diagnose a potential maintenance problem. True Jebbis are able to communicate both in writing and verbally to explain problems and solutions. So practice good listening skills. That way your crew will rely on you! A true Jebbi is only as good as her tools. Staying organized is a critical part of that. A cluttered work area is an accident waiting to happen. Remember, a wealth of information is available from those older than you. Most are more than willing to mentor younger Jebbis. 785 32-33.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:28 PM

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35 PS 785 APR 18 34 PS 785 APR 18 SMALL ARMS Correct Bolt and Barrel Extension? Old M151 Scopes Should Be Turned In The Whole Sear Story What About the Rear Sight? Small Arms Advice from Ft Hood LRC You appear curious, young Jebbi. So for me to be a true Jebbi and become one with the Force That one, I believe, is well on her way to becoming a true Jebbi Master! later Forget that one with the Force stuff! A true Jebbi listens first and then passes on what she knows to others. 785 34-35s.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:21 PM

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36 PS 785 APR 18 37 PS 785 APR 18Old M151 Scopes Should Be Turned in T Dear Editor, In our small arms repair shop, we ar e seeing a number of M2A1 machine guns with bolts and barrel extensions belonging to another M2A1. Unlike the old M2, the M2A1s bolt and barrel extension are headspaced to that specific weapon. If you fire an M2A1 with another M2A1s bolt and barrel extension, you risk injury to the crew and damage to the weapon. Its easy to check. The bolt and barrel ext ension should be serialized with the last four digits of the weapons serial number. Armorers should check all their M2A1s for the wrong bolts and barrel extensions. If you spot any, check to see if the correct bolt and barrel extension is with another M2A1 in the arms room. No luck? Turn in the M2A1 to maint enance so it can be properly headspaced and the bolt and barrel extension can be renumbered. Terry Nichols Camp Carroll, Korea The Army is still in the process of upgrading the M151 spotting scope system (NSNs 6650-01-504-8456, 6650-01-557-7444, and 6650-01-549-5838). The upgrade, which is being done by MWO 9-6650-238-50-1, adds a grid-based reticle and internal improvements to help the M151 work better with night vision devices. Many of the outdated M151s have already been swapped out with the upgraded ones at several Army locations. If your M151s still have the MIL-dot reticle, they need to be mailed in using prepaid shipping containers. To receive the shipping container and detailed mailing instructions, email: usarmy.detroit.tacom.mbx.ilsc-optics@mail.mil Your spotting scope should be stripped down before shipment and contain no down parts. Upgraded M151s wont come with these parts, so units will have to replace any parts mailed in. Questions? Contact Kevin Lenart at DSN 786-1354, (586) 282-1354, or email: kevin.e.lenart.civ@mail.mil or Christopher Kline, DSN 786-1357, (586) 282-1357, or email: christopher.m.kline4.civ@mail.mil Editors note: This is a critical check, armorers. Make sure your M2A1s dont leave the arms room with the wrong bolt and barrel extension. Thanks for the tip, Terry. Old M151 Scopes Should Be Turned in M2A1 Machine GunOld M151 Scopes Should Be Turned in if yoU havenT aLreaDY GotTen the new M151 sCope, yOu nEed to Mail in YoUr olD One. Bolt Barrel extension Make sure bolt and barrel extension have same last four digits of M2A1s serial number No Firing fOr Me! Somebody Put The Wrong BOlt And baRrel Extension iN mE! 785 36-37.indd All Pages 2/14/18 6:02 PM

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38 PS 785 APR 18 Dear Editor, An article on the MK 19 machine gun on Page 44 in PS 775 (Jun 17) said, After you remove the back plate, put the selector on SAFE. That prevents the back plate from coming apart. In both places where it said back plate, it should have said sear assembly. It would be also a good idea to list all the steps to remove the sear assembly: Turn the receiver over on its top. Put the safety in F (FIRE). Lift up slightly on the lock pin with your fingers or the female end of a cartridge link. Squeeze the sear underneath the safety and simultaneously rotate the sear housing assembly approximately 15 degrees in either direction. Press down on the sear housing assembly and continue to rotate the assembly until it stops 90 degrees from the original position. Youll hear a click. Press the sear lever and safety together while you put the safety on S (SAFE). This locks the sear lever and prevents accidental loss of the sear lever spring and the shoulder headed pin. Never lift the sear assembly until its placed on S. Lift out the sear housing assembly. William Marsh Ft Carson, CO 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Dear Half-Mast, I have looked all through the MK 19 machine guns TM 9-1010-230-10 and -23P for inspection criteria for the rear sight. We had an elevation knob that was broken for months and no one noticed because its not listed in the PMCS. Is there something being done about this? SPC J.B. Dear Specialist, Yes there is. The following is being added to the -23&Ps PMCS in WP 0021: 1. Ensure all moving parts operate freely without binding. Lubricate as necessary. 2. Remove external rust with GMD or LSAT and crocus cloth. 3. Replace defective parts according to WP 0059. Small arms repairmen need to make a note of this because it may be some time before the TM is updated. MK 19 Machine Gun MK 19 Machine Gun Include rear sight in PMCS This procedure is taken from WP 002 7 -2 in TM 9-1010-230-10. All MK 19 gunners should practice this procedure until they know it well. it will keep the sear assembly from disassembling on its own. Safety Lock pin Sear spring Sear now that was one thorough PMCS! no, it wAsnT! Ive got a broken rear sight elevation Knob YoU never NotiCed. I want you tO reAD this letter to the editor Before YoU remOve my sear AsSemBlY. itLl save us bOth TroubLe. 785 38-39.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:40 PM

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41 PS 785 APR 18 Dear Editor, From our work keeping guns firing at Ft Hood, we offer this advice: Elton Kloesel Costas Paizanis Eric Kinlaw Brian Bagent Ft Hood, TX Editors note: Thanks so much Find out who your TACOM LARS are and make them your friends. When small arms repairmen cant figure out why a weapon isnt working or why they cant get a repair part, the local TACOM LAR should be one of their first calls. LARS either know the answer or how to find it. Dont put off gaging. Too many units dont worry about their weapons being gaged until its time for the range or deployment. Then they want all their weapons gaged immediately. Weve even been asked to come to units to do gaging on-site that should have been done weeks or even months ago. Units receive regular reports on which weapons are due gaging. Pay attention to those reports because any weapon, whether belonging to active duty, Guard or Reserve, is considered NMC if it hasnt been gaged within one year. Stay up-to-date on MWOs. The Army constantly modifies weapons through MWOs to increase their effectiveness. But we see many weapons come through our shop that havent been modified. Its not difficult to find out if your weapons are due MWOs. Check with your local MWO coordinator or your TACOM LAR. Clean and lube. This is obvious, but we have weapons brought to our shop that have not been touched after firing. Squad leaders and platoon sergeants need to make sure no weapon is turned in until its thoroughly cleaned and lubed. Remember, the longer you wait to clean a weapon, the worse it becomes. Carbon hardens until it becomes like enamel. Sometimes the only way to remove it is with dry cleaning solvent. Get rid of the old M16 rifle/ M4 carbine extractor springs. The old ones are dark colored and should have been turned in years ago. But some are still kicking around. Use only extractors, NSN 5360-01-505-2886, that are gold with a black insert.Small Arms Advice from Ft Hood LRC Small Arms Advice from Ft Hood LRC Use only gold extractor spring Heres small arms adVice from the guys Who Know SmalL Arms! Am I Glad To MeEt You! I dont mean to be a bother, but did you know Im sposed to have an MWO? oH mY Gosh, were going to the range tomorrow and none of you have been Gaged! HoLd on! Im nOt going in there until Im Cleaned and Lubed. imagine what I would be like in a month with No Lube! Frightening! weve been telling YoU for Months. yOu shoulda listened! 785 40-41.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:46 PM

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42 PS 785 APR 18 43 PS 785 APR 18 T here are many differences between the old M40-series masks and the new M50series masks. But one big difference comes to long-term storage. M40 did need a faceform for storage, but that rule was eliminated years ago. But its a different story with the M50. If its being stored for more than 30 days, which is often the case, the faceform needs to be installed. Otherwise, it can lose its shape and possibly its seal. Thats why its important for units receiving new M50s to make sure they keep the faceforms. Often theyre mistaken for packing material and tossed. Install the faceform inside the M50 facepieces so the beard on the faceform matches the masks beard. Pull all four straps over the faceform to keep it in place. But tighten only the cheek straps. When the faceforms arent being used, store them someplace safe so they dont disappear. If you need new faceforms, dont order NSN 4240-01-529-8338, which is whats listed in the M50 TM. Instead, order NSN 5240-01-617-0948. M40-Series, M50-Series Masks When It Comes to Storage, There IS a DifferenceSecure faceform with all straps, but tighten only the check straps When It Comes to Storage, There IS a Difference Help Strider Hit its Stride! Pinpoint PM Got Special Tools? Better Hand Receipt Em you may be a Lot BeTter than Me, but at least I dont NeeD a FaceForm. welL, I WorRY more about stayiNG in ShAPe. also featuring 785 42s-43.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:18 PM

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44 PS 785 45 PS 785 APR 18 Edits note: Excellent tips for Strider success. Thanks, Sergeant! Dear Editor, Here are a few tips we give our students to help the Strider Detector System hit its mine detecting stride: Find the best way for you to wear the Strider. There are several ways the system can be worn. Experiment with the pouches and straps until you find the most comfortable fit. Make sure to plug the control cable into the right connector. Its easy to accidentally try to connect it to the headphone port. That can damage the cable and put you out of business. And make sure to select the control cable length that is most comfortable for you. Push the sensing unit all the way to the bottom of its pouch. The top of the unit should be flush with the top of the pouch. Keep the bottom of the pouch as close to the ground as possible while detecting to get the best readings possible. G Marvin Hamler Ft Leonard Wood, MO H e l p S t r i d e r H i t i t s S t r i d e pAY aTtention To thEse tiPs fRom Fort Leonard WoOd to Help yOur Strider Detector do the best detecting PossiBle. Lights LED lights need to face up in pouch Strap cables in place before operating Keep top of sensing unit ush with top of pouch not here. Plug control cable here Position the control unit so its LEDs are facing up inside its pouch and the front of the unit faces the pouchs front. That lets you see the warning lights. If the LEDs flash and the system alarms go off at start-up, something is wrong. Probably its an improperly connected cable. If the yellow LED comes on, the Striders detection capability may be reduced. See the manual for work-arounds. If the red LED c omes on, the battery is low. Secure all c ables before you start detecting. Route the cables through their straps so they dont dangle and catch on things like branches that rip them out. 785 44-45.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:53 PM

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46 PS 785 APR 18 Dear Editor, We recommend these tips to keep Patriots firing with pinpoint accuracy: Make sure to hit all the grease points and keep track of lubrication. The launcher especially has grease points that are often overlooked and then the outriggers or bullring end up with expensive damage. Each outrigger alone has seven grease points, so its easy to miss a few on the entire launcher. To make lubing easier, theres a diagram on the launcher showing all the lube points and a space to write in the date of the last lubing. Lube at least monthly. Any time you hear an outrigger squeaking, get out the grease gun. During every PMCS, check every outriggers sight glass. If the sight glass is clear, it needs fluid. If you let the outrigger go without fluid too long, the actuator will be damaged. Pull the two drain plugs for the launcher electronics module (LEM) at least monthly and let all the moisture drain out. Especially in humid areas, moisture can accumulate to the point it reaches the LEM electronics. Then youve got real problems. CW2 Christopher Shack elford CW2 John Black Ft Bliss, TX Dear Editor, At Ft Carsons Command Inspection and Evaluation Team (COMET), weve noticed in our tool room inspections a common problem: special tools are missing. These are t ools that are specially ordered or must be fabricated. Because they arent part of a normal tool kit like the GMTK or SATS, they arent automatically on a hand receipt. No hand receipt means no accountability. Soon it also means no special tool. Our advice is t o put every special tool on a hand receipt as soon as you get it. That way the tool must be signed out and you know who has it if its not returned. Terry Brown Ft Carson, CO Editors note: You have indeed pinpointed some excellent tips. Thanks. Patriot Missile System Im A special TooL and I neEd special treatment! You need to hand receipt me right now so I dont disappear. Good point, Terry. Special tools needspecial treatment. According to the tool specialists, every special tool should be accounted for on aDA Form 2062 and signed out for use on a DA Form 5519.That stops tools from disappearing. Pull two LEM drain plugs monthly and let all water drain out Check all outrigger sight glasses Diagram helps catch all launcher lube points and provides place for date of last lubrication Listen up to these tips from Ft Bliss on how to help your Patriot pinpoint the targete v e r y t i m e 785 46-47.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:53 PM

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48 PS 785 APR 18 As the Armys commodity manager for COMSEC material, CSLA manages the Armys COMSEC wholesale logistics system, including the COMSEC National inventory Control Point and COMSEC National Maintenance Point. it also hosts the Army ISSP, which collects and authenticates COMSEC equipment requirements, fills authorization shortages, and requests direct exchanges of authorized unserviceable COMSEC equipment.49 PS 785 APR 18 CSLA offers forward-based regional support to property book officers and COMSEC equipment managers through its CSLA Information Security Representative (CIR) program. grab your CAC and visit: To locate aCIR, subject matter expert, forCSLA-managed equipment in your region COMSEC Help a Click or Call Away COMSEC Help a Click or Call Away Wrapping Up MaintenanceSignificant Medical Equipment Keep It Dry! Found this during inventory, sir. What is it? its a Simple Key LoaDer. Thats COMSEC equipment. BetTer CaLl CSLA for guidance. how Do I account for classified Communications Security (COMSEC) or unclassified COMSEC known as Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI)? I Want to know how to fill shortages and replace damaged COMSEC equipment or CCI? Im wondering just whats involved in unkeyed COMSEC/CCI incident reporting. Im looking for tips on navigating the Information System Security Program (ISSP). Whatever the case, the Communications Security Logistics Activity(CSLA) canhelp. 785 48s-49.indd All Pages 2/22/18 1:17 PM ttttt bb nbn or contact the CSLA Customer Support Center at DSN 879-1825, (520) 538-1826, or email: rfnn

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51 PS 785 APR 18 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Dear Half-Mast, How does our unit account for maintenance-significant medical equipment? How can we tell which Class VIII components are maintenance-significant? SGT E.G. Go to the US Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAA) website at: Choose the tab at the top of the page titled MEDSILS/Unit Assemblages. Under the Unit Assemblages panel on the left side of the page, select Search UAs: Army. Enter a NIIN or LIN in the search box. Open the listed file(s) in Excel. Select the last column in Excel, titled Army TIC. Choose Sort Filter and filter the results by the letters C, E, and T. Selecting these three codes will give you a list of items that may be maintenance-significant in the MES. Under the MEDSILS panel on the left side of the page, select Search MEDSILS Material Catalog. Enter an equipment NIIN or LIN in the search box, then select the NIIN. Under Army Data look for the MCS code; this is also the Materiel Category Code (MATCAT). If the third position has a then the item is maintenance-significant.Note: The maintenancesignificant items are also listed in the DF. C= Critical medical equipment requiring technical inspection E= Equipment, medical T= Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment Note: MTOE/TDA end items listed separately on the authorization documents will remain onPBIC 8/4, TAC 1/2. This applies to all components. for each Class VIII MES NIIN or LIN to identify what medical equipment is maintenance-significant and ensure it is posted correctly in the property book. Start here at the USAMMA website: http://www.usamma.amedd.army.mil/ Property book officers and unit supply sergeants should follow these steps This coding ensures that all Class VIII medical equipment is serviced and maintained, so that if and when a deployment happens, the equipment is ready to go. WRAPPING UP MAINTENANCE-SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT WRAPPING UP MAINTENANCE-SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Once you have a handle on your medical equipment and all its components, you have a shot at tracking and maintaining it more easily. Sergeant, all maintenancesignificant equipment/components issued in a medical equipment set (MEs) must be accounted for on your units property book using Property Book Identification Code (PBIC) 0, Type Authorization Code (TAC) 9. Ummm, Ive no idea which of these Class VIII components are maintenance-significant. Any idea? Nope, but I know who to ask Master Sergeant Half-Mast. Keep medical equipment ready to deploy 785 50-51.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:53 PM

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53 PS 785 APR 18 These NSNs are not listed on the AMDF. Order them on DD-Form 1348-6 and put NSN not on AMDF in the REMARKS block. Desiccants are covered under MIL-D-3464E and include Type I, general purpose desiccants that meet requirements for absorption, reactivation, dusting and durability, and Type II, non-dusting. Type II desiccants leave little or no dust residue. Use them for packaging sensitive items that shouldnt be exposed to dust. Type III desiccants meet all the requirements of Type I, plus add water resistance. Use desiccants: to protect electronic gear. to prevent metal spare parts from corroding. in cargo shipments. in camera and laptop computer bags. in footlockers and inside boots that youre not wearing. Youll find lots of NSNs and a whole pile of technical data on desiccants in FED LOG. Whittle down your research time with this list of commonly used desiccants: 00-965-2280 00-999-1094 00-856-7955 00-263-8640 00-935-9793* 00-264-6573 00-264-6572 00-194-3291 00-935-9794 00-264-6562 00-809-7321* 00-264-6571 00-935-9795 00-264-6561* 00-264-6568 00-264-6574 00-935-9799* 00-619-7805 00-935-9796* 00-264-6564 00-619-7804 NSN 6850Bag Can Can Can Drum Can Drum Drum Drum Can Can Drum Drum Can Can Drum Can Drum Drum Can Drum Unit of issue 4 5 18 5 gal 120 130 150 200 lb 240 250 5 gal 300 400 450 450 500 650 800 1,000 1,200 1,300 Number of bags or other qty 5.5 x 4.75 x .75 3.75 x 2.25 x .25 8.5 x 4 x 1.75 N/A 8.5 x 4 x 1.75 5 x 4.75 x .5 8.5 x 4 x 1.75 N/A 7 x 4 x 1.12 3.75 x 2.25 x .25 N/A 7 x 4 x 1.12 5.5 x 4.75 x .75 2.5 x 2.25 x .20 2.75 x 2.25 x .25 5.5 x 4.75 x .75 2.5 x 2.25 x .20 5 x 4.75 x .5 3.75 x 2.25 x .25 2.5 x 2.25 x .20 3.75 x 2.25 x .25 Bag size (in inches) I I I I II I I III II I I I II I I I II I II I I Type DesiccantsKeep It dry! Remember, by keeping equipment and supplies dry, you can make em last longer and head off corrosion. A few wellplaced desiccant bags can suck up lurking moisture and prevent corrosion. Place a few bags around your gear or supplies to keep em dry and help stop rust, mold and mildew. A desiccant is a drying agent. And like any good agent, it works hard on your behalf. Im really worried about moisture around here! fun oh, I got it all taken care of! see, no moisture! those desiccants sure did the trick! y aaa Later Later 785 52-53.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:53 PM

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54 PS 785 APR 18 55 PS 785 MORE Logistics Assistance Make sure your unit contacts its assigned Combat Training Center (CTC) Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) and Brigade Combat Team (BCT) ahead of arrival. To help you get ready, weve invited CW4 Vickers to help us walk you through some of the necessary steps. CTC deployments can be tricky, but here are some things youll certainly want to take care of before you deploy Getting ready to deploy to one of the Armys Combat Training Centers can seem like a huge chore. But proper planning and preparation can ensure that you and your unit have everything you need for a successful mission. CSSB BCT CTC Proper Planning Makes CTC a Cinch AACA Clears Cargo for Air Transport Unit Armorer Certification TSP 785 54s-55.indd All Pages 2/15/18 10:38 AM

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56 PS 785 APR 18 You cant just show up at any of the CTC posts without notice, so make sure that your CSSB and BCT are in the know about when your unit will arrive. has your unit created its Deployed Exercise (DEPEX) GCSS-Army Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DODAAC) yet? its also a good idea to keep them in the loop about any personnel or logistics issues you run into. The DODAAC authorizes your unit to ship and pay for goods and services. Otherwise, its either going to be a long deployment or a quick trip home. And remember that the DODAAC process is different for Active Duty and Reserve or National Guard units. Next, take a close look at your Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE) checklists. The checklist will tell you what clothing, boots and body armor your Soldiers will need. The OCIE also covers the Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) System. Next, be sure to establish your units CBRN defense needs before you leave for the CTC. if you make it to CTC and realize youve left without the right CBRN gear, its already too late and thats going to impact your training. There are many more things to do before deploying to CTC, way too many to list here. CW4 Vickers put together a helpful checklist thats now available in the Resources section of the PS Magazine mobile App. if youre headed to the National Training Center at Ft. irwin, the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk or the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfelds, Germany, answering yes to all of the questions on my checklist means youre on the way to a successful CTC rotation. 785 56-57.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:53 PM if youd like your own copy, email us at: rr

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58 59 PS 785 PS 785 APR 18 APR 18 The source of supply (SOS) makes decisions on shipping by air or surface based upon the requisitioners requirements. If the SOS decides to airlift for shipment it has to submit a DD Form 1384, Advance Transportation Control and Movement Document (ATCMD) to the AACA. That information is entered into the Financial Air Clearance and Transportation System (FACTS) and evaluated against a series of HQDA G4 policies and the Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR). Most shipments, about 93 percent, are automatically validated in FACTS and released for shipment. The AACAs job is to make sure that mission-essential deliveries are airlifted and less urgent items use less expensive surface transportation. AACA does that with the cargo challenge process. When shipments exceed the Specialist contacts a POC in the geographic area of the shipment destination. The area POC contacts the requisitioner to determine if air transportation is decision. If theres no response from the requisitioner during the three-day working day window, AACA can divert the shipment to surface mode. Deployed units can contact AACA directly if they know in advance that a shipment support air movement. The AACA makes sure that the troops get what they need, while ensuring the Got questions? Email: usarmy.redstone.logsa.mbx.aaca@mail.mil AACA Clears Cargo for Air Transport Logistics Management AACA Clears Cargo for Air Transport check it out! Im going to get our unit armor certified! yeah, about that An Army unit can request air transportation for just about any requisition but its the Army Airlift Clearance Authority (AACA) that ultimately ensures that air cargo dollars make economic sense. CASCOM and the Quarter-master School are offering the Unit Armorer Certification Training Support Package (TSP). The TSP is required to certify enlisted troops and DoD civilians who are designated to become Unit Armorers. The TSP is available at the CASCOM G3/5/ 7 SharePoint website. 785 58-59.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:52 PM Log on with your CAC at: rf ntbnnttbn bnbn bnn

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60 PS 785 APR 18 DOWNLOAD IT NOW ATthe Apple Store or Google Play: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ p.s.magazine/id1082232259?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/ details?id=mil.logsa.army.psmag&hl=en we had about 23,000 printed coPies in CirculaTion when we ended print in June 201 7 and with our transition to digital, ps has about 39,000 app users! why dont you join us? you should! 785 60-61.indd All Pages 2/14/18 10:52 PM

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