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PS

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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 )
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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 )
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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 Army1811753 PS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-788, 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. M1-Series Tanks, Gun Tube Muzzle Cap M1-Series Tanks, Engine Oil Clogged Filter Light Combat Vehicles Recovery App M109-Series SP Howitzer, M992A2 Ammo Carrier, Air Cleaner Box Cleaning M1127, M1131A1 Stryker, GLU Switch Caution 3 4 5 6-7 8 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 9 TACTICAL VEHICLES Rust Busters Tip of the Month M1070A1 HET, Axle Breather Clearing Tire Shelf and Service Life 10-12 13 14-16 17 CONSTRUCTION IHADSS, HOLT Software Upgrade AAIH Helmet Can Use HGU-56/P Liners AAIH Helmet Info, NSNs Black Hawk Indicator Panels Needed Black Hawk Searchlight Turn-in GMR-500 Router Turn-in AH-64 Series, Radome Touch-up Paint 47 48-49 50-51 51 51 52 53 M1231 MKIII VMMD Husky Maintenance Tips Forklift Tine Adjustment HMEE-1 AOA, Washer Hose T-Fitting 18-19 19 20 M240-Series Machine Gun Collapsible Buttstock M252A1 Mortar MWO Maintenance Message M240-Series Machine Gun Front Mounting Bushing CROWS II, Cocking Bracket Replacement M249 Machine Gun, Feed Throat Dimple OK 36-39 40-41 41 42 42 HIMARS/MLRS Hoist Cable Care ITAS Launch Tube Crack Prevention 43 44-45 AN/PVS-14 Night Vision Device PM Tips CECOM Equipment Return Addresses New Unit Hub Satellite Terminal TMs Joint Enterprise Network Manager Software User Manual 58-59 60-61 61 61 Skin Wash for Poison Ivy, Oak or SUMAC Relief ACUs Treated with Insect Repellant Made-to-Order Medical Kits 55 56-57 57 SMALL ARMS 35 MISSILES 43 COMMUNICATIONS 58 SOLDIER SUPPORT 54 AVIATION 46 Dells Kitchen 27-34Exertional Heat Illness Advice Shelf Life Assistance from PSCC DLA Customer Interaction Center Warehouse Operation Improvements from PSCC 22-23 24-25 25 26LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 21 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 788 JULY 2018

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CELEBRATE iNDEPENdence DAY with GREAT preventive maintenance! TB 43-PS-788Approved for Public Release; Distribution is UnlimitedIssue 788 July 2018

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JUL 18 1 PS 788 safety should never compete against the primary mission. instead, it should be an integral parten of the mission. After all, everything the Army asks Soldiers to do has a risk of injury, whether its vehicle maintenance or jumping out of aircraft. Priorities shift due to competing mission demands. So make safety an imperative, rather than a priority. This keeps safety from taking a back seat because something else seems more important. Make safety a part of everything you do. its the only way to keep safety from becoming an afterthought. 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 Army1811753 Make Safety a Readiness ImperativePS, The Preventive Maintenance Monthly (ISSN 0475-2953) is published monthly by the Department of the Army, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898.TB 43-PS-788, 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. Making safety a vital part of maintenance is a win-win for everyone. it begins by developing a culture of safety in your unit where loss prevention is instinctive as soldiers work. Even better, it can carry over tooff-duty activities. Nothing should be more important than safety when it comes to a Soldiers life! M1-Series Tanks, Gun Tube Muzzle Cap M1-Series Tanks, Engine Oil Clogged Filter Light Combat Vehicles Recovery App M109-Series SP Howitzer, M992A2 Ammo Carrier, Air Cleaner Box Cleaning M1127, M1131A1 Stryker, GLU Switch Caution 3 4 5 6-7 8 COMBAT VEHICLES 2 9 TACTICAL VEHICLES Rust Busters Tip of the Month M1070A1 HET, Axle Breather Clearing Tire Shelf and Service Life 10-12 13 14-16 17 CONSTRUCTION IHADSS, HOLT Software Upgrade AAIH Helmet Can Use HGU-56/P Liners AAIH Helmet Info, NSNs Black Hawk Indicator Panels Needed Black Hawk Searchlight Turn-in GMR-500 Router Turn-in AH-64 Series, Radome Touch-up Paint 47 48-49 50-51 51 51 52 53 M1231 MKIII VMMD Husky Maintenance Tips Forklift Tine Adjustment HMEE-1 AOA, Washer Hose T-Fitting 18-19 19 20 M240-Series Machine Gun Collapsible Buttstock M252A1 Mortar MWO Maintenance Message M240-Series Machine Gun Front Mounting Bushing CROWS II, Cocking Bracket Replacement M249 Machine Gun, Feed Throat Dimple OK 36-39 40-41 41 42 42 HIMARS/MLRS Hoist Cable Care ITAS Launch Tube Crack Prevention 43 44-45 AN/PVS-14 Night Vision Device PM Tips CECOM Equipment Return Addresses New Unit Hub Satellite Terminal TMs Joint Enterprise Network Manager Software User Manual 58-59 60-61 61 61 Skin Wash for Poison Ivy, Oak or SUMAC Relief ACUs Treated with Insect Repellant Made-to-Order Medical Kits 55 56-57 57 SMALL ARMS 35 MISSILES 43 COMMUNICATIONS 58 SOLDIER SUPPORT 54 AVIATION 46 Dells Kitchen 27-34Exertional Heat Illness Advice Shelf Life Assistance from PSCC DLA Customer Interaction Center Warehouse Operation Improvements from PSCC 22-23 24-25 25 26LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT 21 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 788 JULY 2018 788 00-01.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:25 PM

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2 PS 788 JUL 18 3 PS 788 JUL 18 Dear Editor, Ive noticed some tank crews dont take the time to put a muzzle cap on their M1-series tanks gun tube when theyre not firing. Thats a big mistake that can lead to even bigger trouble. Sand, dirt and other debris t end to find their way into the gun tube, especially during operations. Firing a round through an obstructed tube can cause the tube to bulge or even explode! Follow these precautions to make sure your tanks gun tube avoids a catastrophe: If you find an obstruction, clean the gun tube. Youll find the procedures in the -10 TM. CW2 Franklin Smith Ft Bliss, TX Always use the muzzle cap when the main gun isnt being used. When necessarylike during emplacementkeep the main gun elevated to keep it from hitting the ground. Check the gun tube for obstructions before firing. COMBAT VEHICLES Muzzle Gun Tube Obstructions Dont Ignore Warning Light! Theres a (Recovery) App for That! Air Cleaner Box Dust Up Watch Your Step, Soldier! M1-Series Tanks Editors note: gOod fire miSsion! time for a break! be sure to put my MuZzle caP on First! Use muzzle cap when not ring 788 02s-03.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:24 PM

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4 PS 788 JUL 18 5 PS 788 JUL 18 D rivers, an ENGINE OIL CLOGGED FILTER warning light turning on in your M1-series tank is bad. Even worse is continuing to operate your tank after the warning light comes on. Run that engine too long with the warning light on and your tank could need a new engine, putting your tank out of action and costing your unit major bucks! In peacetime operations, shut the engine down ASAP. In combat, get with main warning comes on, dirty oil is bydirty oil is being recirculated. Thats bad news, because the dirt, sand and other gunk thats in the oil can seriously damage the engine. The bypass feature is to keep the engine running only Mechanics, if the light stays ment, the problem is probably a bad by-pass pressure switch on the engine oil pump assembly. Replace the switch with NSN 5930-01-089-9142. All you have to do is select a towing vehicle and the vehicle to be recovered. The app does the rest for you! it calculates resistances such as mire factors and the accurate fall line force (FLF). it even has the automatic mechanical advantage adjustment if the FLF exceeds the recovery vehicles winch capacity. The appalso has Army training publications (ATPs),Army regulations (ARs) and the digital GTA riggers card. You can download the app for your Android and Apple devices at the Google Play Store and Apple Store. Just search for Direct Recovery Operation. The direct recovery operations (DRO) app gives information such as gross weight on more than 200 vehicles. The app even calculates vehicle weights depending on unique configurations or add-ons such as additional armor. M1-Series Tanks Dont ignore Warning Light! Combat Vehicles Stop engine if ENGINE OIL CLOGGED FILTER light comes on Light stays on after lter change? Bypass pressure switch may be bad lemme guess. yOur engine oil filter is CLOgGed? yep. theY shoUlda shut me down beFore it was tOo late! There really is an app for everything! Good thing I have this mobile app. Makes recovery operations a snap! s eems like theres an app for everything these days. Now theres even a mobile app to help make recovery operations a lot easier! 788 04-05.indd All Pages 5/22/18 2:09 PM

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6 PS 788 JUL 18 3. If the dirt and sand have hardenedwhich is what happens if water gets mixed inyoull probably have to break up the mess with a plastic scraper before blowing it out. Be careful not to damage the bottom of the air box, though. 1. Clean out any dirt on the panel under the air lter. 2. Open the two plugs at the base of each air box and blow out all the dirt and sand with low-pressure airno more than 30 psi. Youll have to remove the blower motor hose bracket to get to the plugs on the Paladins left air box. M109-Series SP Howitzer, M992A2 Ammo CarrierAir Cleaner Box Dust Up Never use water to clean out the boxes. That invites rust, which causes even more clogging problems. When you pull the air filters for cleaning, clean theair boxes, too. After removing the air filter, follow these steps crewmen, yOur howitzer or AmMo CARrier is a dirt magnet! You know this because you probably spend a lot of time cleaning up all that dirt afterevery mission. Just make sure that while youre keeping the rest of your howitzer and ammo carrier clean, youre also cleaning the air cleaner boxes. if you dont, dirt, sand and dust are going to make a move on the air induction system and engine. And if that happens, youve got even bigger problems. {a H h u h H } Man, I can barely breathe! You oughta have someone clean out your air cleaner box! cmon, boys! them air cleaner boxes aint gonna clean themselves and no one else is doin it! M W A H A H A H 788 06-07.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:24 PM

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8 PS 788 JUL 18 9 PS 788 JUL 18 Crewmen, tread lightly when getting in or out of the commanders cupola in your M1127 RSV and M1131A1 FSV Strykers. One wrong step and you can do some heavy damage to the grenade launcher unit (GLU). Switches and switch guards can be broken on the GLU, NSN 1055-20-001-7712, when crewmembers are careless with their feet. Replacing the GLU will set your unit back nearly $2,500. So be careful where you put those feet! Rust Busters Tip of the Month Axle Needs to Take a Breather! Age is No Secret! Read the Numbers M1127 RSV, M1131A1 FSV Stryker Dont hit GLU with feet when entering or exiting commanders cupola Hey, watch those big feet around my GLU! you got it, big guy! or switches and switch guards get damaged! 788 08-09s.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:24 PM

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11 PS 788 JUL 18 When it comes to corrosion, Army vehiCles reaLly NeEd rOck Star aTtentiON.Think of all the NoOks and CraNnies on vehiclEs. They neEd special attention during CORrosion inspectioNs. Every Army vehicle has design features that are more likely than others to develop corrosion, such as areas that trap moisture, or spots prone to abrasion. Thoroughly inspect these areas to keep them clean, protected and rust free. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Rubrails Channels that serve as structural support and protection. Stiffeners Boxed-in support used to strengthen components theyre attached to. Pockets Tube-like designs typically open at the top with drainage holes prone to clogging at the bottom. Tube Rails Boxed-in designs used to frame windows and other features made from thin gage, rust-prone metal. Sills Horizontal panels that bear upright portions of a vehicle frame. Theyre found below cab doors, along window frames, and under truck bodies. They may be boxed-in or open-ended. Channels Open-ended design features that are square, C-shaped or U-shaped. Corrosion Heres a list of difficult nooks and crannies that need special attention hey, thanks man! Army vehicles toTally RoCk! and we need special rock star attention to combat corrosion! you guys are RocK staRs! 788 10r-11.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:21 PM

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12 PS 788 13 PS 788 JUL 18 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.Seams A place where two pieces of metal come together. It may be welded or two simple contact points that accelerate crevice and galvanic corrosion. Painted Surfaces Damaged paint, particularly on corners and seams where paint can be thinner, leads to trapped water, further paint failure and increased corrosion. Moving Metal Surfaces When protective grease and oil lms wear off, corrosion can begin. Hydraulic Cylinders Plated with chromium or nickel, look for aking or spalled plating. Dirt on the sliding shaft can cause leaking uid and require replacement. Vehicles should be stored with hydraulic rams retracted as far as possible. Leaking Batteries Battery acid damages coatings and even corrosion-resistant metals like aluminum. Inorganic Coatings These are the anodized aluminum and metal platings used on steel, fasteners and other small parts. The coatings may be dyed different colors for easy identication, but often produce white corrosion. Fasteners After the protective plating wears away, rust causes the fastener to seize. Galvanic corrosion can occur between steel fasteners and aluminum frames. Hydraulic Brake and Fuel Line Fittings Fittings and couplings used to pass tubing through sheet metal or connect to other equipment are often made of steel and prone to rusting. Crevice Joints and Seams Rivets, stitch welds, edges of cover plates, label plates, and gaskets can stay wet even in dry conditions. Pitting corrosion is common, so look for bulging and buckling of surrounding metal or rust seeping from the crevice. Dissimilar Metal Junctions Corrosion often begins with two different metals (such as steel or copper to aluminum) in contact with each other in the presence of moisture. Electrical Connectors Corrosion of the outer shell due to plating wear. Corrosion of connector pins can result if moisture penetrates inside. Water Traps, Corners, and Pockets Any place where water becomes trapped and standing water is observed. Floor Mats and Insulation Water thats trapped under oor mats causes corrosion. Thermal insulation can also retain water.Take a breather everyone! This goes for the M1070A1 HET axles, too. Axle breather valves on the HET sometimes clog with dirt, grease and even paint from the manufacturing process. All that gunk prevents the valves from opening freely. When this happens, pressure inside the axle has nowhere to go. It blows the seals, the lube and sometimes even the gears. Test a new valve by blowing into the threaded end. The cap on a good breather valve is designed to open with as little as 1/2 psi. Thats almost no pressure at all, so a quick puff of air should open it with no problem. Keeping the breather valves clean is easy. Twist the cap on the valve to loosen any dirt stuck inside. Press down on the cap to make sure it moves up and down freely. If it wont twist or move, then its time for a new cap. Order one with NSN 4820-01-151-3692. Axle breather valves should be inspected during semiannual PMCS or any time after your HET operates in mud or heavy dust. M1070A1 HET Twist and press down; cap should move freely hey, buddY, whats WROng? I could {cough} re-reaLlY {cough} use a breather   {e aho ouu a hhh!} a new axle breather cap, that is. Axle breather valve cap 788 12-13.indd All Pages 5/22/18 2:09 PM

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14 15 PS 788 JUL 18 Tires Have a Shelf Life? Radial military tires (including 37X12.50R16.5LT HMMWV, 395/85R20, 14.00R20, 16.00R20 and other military specific sizes) Radial commercial medium truck (including Group 3 truck-bus CATL-1922) Radial and bias earthmover/off-road/material handling equipment/construction (including tire & rim designation E-1/E-2/E-3/E-4/E-7/G-1/G-2/G-3/G-4/L-2/L-3/L-4/L-5 and CATL-1923) Radial and bias agricultural rear (R-1,R-2,R-3,R-4) and front tires for industrial tractors (I-3, F-3) Passenger Light truck ATV Garden Industrial Agricultural (front [F-1, F-2] & implement [I-1, I-2]) Solid Bias military tires Bias commercial truck Tire Category 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Tire Shelf Life from Date of Mfg (Years) Tires This goes for us vehicles in storage, too. as part of your vehicles regularPMCS, inspect tires for cracks bulges damage low inflation and uneven wear Youll find more guidance inTM 9-2610-200-14, Care, Maintenance, Repair and inspection of Pneumatic Tires and inner Tubes (Sep 05) as well as your vehicles -10 TM. Yes. Depending on the type, tires have either a 5-year or 6-year shelf life for Department of Defense ground vehicles. See chart below. For a specific tire NSN, refer to FED LOG for the shelf life code (SLC). Im wasting away in here. I know whatcha mean. Our days are numbered. The years have really flown. Yep, that happens when youve only got a 5 to 6 year shelf life! As tires age, regular inspections become more important than ever! Replace tires when necessary. 788 14-15.indd All Pages 5/22/18 2:09 PM

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17 PS 788 JUL 18 The date of manufacture is identified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) code stamped on the tire sidewall. The code starts with the letters DOT.The last four numbers in the string of characters indicate the week and year the tire was manufactured. For example, a code ending in the numbers means that the tire was manufactured in the 51st week of 2015. So, that tire must be put into service no later than the 51st week of 2020 for a 5-year shelf life or the 51st week of 2021 for a 6-year shelf life. CONSTRUCTION Sniff Out Mines with These Tips Take Your Time for Tine Adjustment Hose Fitting Keeps Fluid Flowing {g u l p !} did someone check this field for mines? Tire service life is the cumulative life of the tire from when it is manufactured, then stored (shelf life) and finally put into service on a vehicle. There is no pre-determined service life for tires. This is because service life depends on many factors such as temperature, storage conditions, and use (load, speed, inflation pressure, impacts, road hazards, etc.). Tire shelf life applies when a tire is manufactured and stored in a warehouse, stored as a tire/wheel assembly or stored elsewhere. The shelf life of tire/wheel assemblies with new (unused) tires is 5 or 6 years from date of manufacture of the tire. When a tire is mounted on a wheel, the tire shelf life still applies and the tire still ages. Remember: the last four numbers for the DOT code only appear on one side of the tire. look on the other side! Ive located the DOT code but I dont see the last four digits! For tires in service on a vehicle, tire manufacturers recommend replacing tires (including spares) that are 10-years or older from the date of manufacture. This recommendation applies even if the tires appear serviceable and the tread is not worn. Week of manufacture Year of manufacture 788 16-17s.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:21 PM

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19 PS 788 JUL 18 Slowly add fluid to the power steering system. If you pour fluid in too fast, air gets into the system. That can cause the power steering to fail. If the fluid bubbles back up when adding fluid, stop and let the air bubble work its way out of the power steering system. Once the fluid level drops, the bubble is gone. Keep your feet off the instrument panel when getting in and out of the Husky. Otherwise your boots will certainly break switches. Use the steps by the window for your feet. Remember the panel toggle switches must be lifted up before they can be moved back and forth. Forcing a switch to move breaks it. G David Wise Ft Leonard Wood, MO Dear Editor, The M1231 Husky can do an ev en better job of sniffing out mines if units remember these tips: Use silicone to seal the rubber boots for the height and tilt detector head actuators. Water can run down the side of the Husky and into the actuator boots when the detector heads are stowed. Silicone helps seal out water. Its also a good idea to clean the guide tubes with a damp cloth weekly. That helps keep dirt from getting in the guide tube assembly. During PMCS, make a special point to look for leaks around the hydraulic reservoir and on the power steering and hydraulic hoses. Weve found hydraulic leaks to be a problem. Editors note: These tips will indeed keep Huskies on the trail of mines. perators, take your time and use some common sense when adjusting the tines on your forklift. When you need to adjust the forklifts tine laterally (back and forth), grab the end of position. M1231 MKIII VMMD Husky Forklifts Dont let hand or ngers get caught between tine and forklift carriage Use at of hand to adjust tine into position WRONG WAY RIGHT WAY listen up to these tips from ft Leonard wood to keep your HUskY on the hunt for mines. I deteCt some REAlLy gOod tips here! If you forget to rst lift up toggle switch, it can break off Look for hydraulic leaks during PMCS Silicone helps seal water out of actuator boots Cleaning guide tubes with damp cloth keeps dirt out of assembly 788 18-19.indd All Pages 5/15/18 5:25 PM

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20 PS 788 JUL 18 21 PS 788 JUL 18 EHI Leads to Injury Does This Look Expired? Let DLA CIC Save the Day Upgrade Your Warehouse perators, a loss of windshield washer uid usually means one of two things: Either your HMEE-1 excavator with add-on armor is out of washer uid or the washer hose T-tting that connects the rubber hoses is missing or cracked. This plastic tting is right next to the windshield and constantly exposed to the elements. Over time, the tting becomes brittle, cracks and then breaks apart. Without the tting, theres no washer uid. And peering through a dirty windshield can be dangerous! Order a replacement T-tting with NSN 4730-01-621-0483. It costs less than a buck and is shown as Item 12 in Fig 11 of TM 5-2540-236-13&P (Jul 16). Do your unit a favor and make sure to keep plenty of the ttings on hand. LOGISTICS HMEE-1 AOA Year-round weather takes a toll on my windshield washer hose T-fitting. So check it for problems! Cracked or missing T-tting stops ow of washer uid 788 20-21s.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:20 PM

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23 PS 788 JUL 18 Category < 82 82 84.9 85 87.9 88 89.9 90 WBGT, FWBGT, C 1 2 3 4 5 White Green Yellow Red Black Flag Color < 27.8 27.8 29.3 29.4 31.0 31.1 32.1 32.2 Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Risk Categories MADE Move the suspected victim of the EHI into the shade or into an air conditioned car or building. Assess the signs and symptoms to determine what type of EHI injury the victim might have. Decide on which EHI the injured person has and take the proper approach to get them treatment. Evaluate other Soldiers and adjust training as necessary. Exertionis how hard you have to work and how much gear you have to wear during a training exercise or combat operation. Too much exertion in high temperatures can cause an EHI. Acclimation refers to how accustomed a Soldier is to the high temperatures. Soldiers who grew up in areas with a hot climate may already be acclimated to that type of weather, while Soldiers from cooler climates may not. A sudden rise in temperature can be dangerous to all Soldiers, but especially ones who arent used to it. Limit your time in the sun by working at sun up, sundown or in the shade whenever possible. Heat Casualties: Signs, Symptoms, Actions Muscle pain or spasms (abdomen, arms, legs) Dizziness Headache Nausea Weakness Clumsy/unsteady walk Muscle cramps Convulsions and chills Vomiting Confusion, mumbling Possibly combative Passing out (unconscious) History of large water consumption Confusion Vomiting (liquid, no food)/repeat vomiting Clear urine Convulsions Stop activity, move to shade Drink sports drink or juice/water with 1/2 pack salt added Rest in shade Loosen uniform/remove head gear Ensure excess water has not been consumed; have Soldiers drink 2 quarts water over 1 hour Evacuate if no improvement in 30 minutes, or if condition worsens COOL and CALL (asap)! Strip clothing Rapid cool (ice sheets) Call for ER evacuation Continue cooling during transport Keep same person to observe for mental change throughout transport Water intoxication (overconsumption of water) requires medical treatment ASAP! Heat cramps: a rst sign to catch Heat exhaustion: catch signs early & treat Heat stroke: a medical emergency Hyponatremia: a medical emergency When in doubt call 911 for emergency evacuation! An EHI injury can range from annoying heat cramps to a deadly heat stroke. An average of 1,000 Soldiers suffer from EHI every year and even a minor EHI injury can degrade a Soldiers performance. The heat temperature categoryconsiders the temperature, amount of sunlight, humidity anden wind speed.These conditions combine to form the Wet Bulb Globe Temperatureen (WBGT) index. in order to prevent EHI, Soldiers should avoid activities during a WBGT category 4 or 5. in order to avoid EHI, its a good idea to understand what causes it. The external conditions that cause EHIs are explained by the acronymHEAT which stands for:Heat temperature category, exertion level, acclimation andtime of exposure. SafetyEHI Leads to Injury Avoiding EHI injuries means understanding the risk factors involved for your Soldiers and training environment and recognizing the signs and symptoms ofEHIs so you canstop themin their tracks. What should I do if I suspect that one of my fellow Soldiers is suffering from an EHI? Youll want to remember Move, Assess, Decide and Evaluate (MADE). Engines arent the only things that can overheat during an exercise or a mission! You can, too, especially in hot weather. That can lead to an Exertional Heat Illness (EHI). 788 22-23.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:17 PM

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24 PS 788 JUL 18 ? include your phone number (DSN and commercial) in case they want more information. Have shelf-life questions about stored paint, sealants or adhesives? PSCC can help answer those, too! Does ThIs Lk ExpIred? Supply ManagementDoes ThIs Lk ExpIred? if you have a Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)related logistics problem, dont worry! The DLA Customer interaction Center (CIC) can help. The CIC is your One Call Resolution point of contact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Theyre even open on government holidays. stuff like CBRN gear and Class III petroleum, oil and lubricants (POLs). PSCC can also help by researching NSNs to determine if the shelf-life of your stored items can be extended. What are you guys doing? figuring out the shelf-life of these gas mask canisters. theres got to be a better way to determine shelflife than this! determining the shelf-life of stored equipment, supplies and chemicals can be TOUGh. And a BAD GUEsS can get you into TROUBle. Let LOGSas Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center (PSCC) your army shelf-life point of contact help! PSCC can determine the shelf life of your extendable shelf-life Type II materiel 788 24-25.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:18 PM if youd like to contact LOGSAs PSCC for shelf-life assistance, submit the form youll find at this link: rfff Let DLA CIC Save the Day Call the CIC toll free at: 1-8 77 -DLA-CALL (1-8 77 -352-2255) Or they can call you. just Email your question to the DLA Support Office: nt

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26 PS 788 JUL 18 Upgrade Your Warehouse Dells Kitchen call a PSCC distribution facility specialist at: DSN 7 95-7 25 7 Upgrade Your Warehouse PSCC can also determine material handling equipment (MHE) and packaging equipment needs and calculate space requirements for storage operations for new or existing facilities. To start the process: or Upgrade Your Warehouse Dells Kitchen The Ps Offices PSCC Upgrade Your Warehouse You bet! The organization that specializes in helping Soldiers improve warehouse operations is LOGSAs Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center (PSCC). PSCC can design layouts for storage areas, packaging operations, shipping and receiving areas, HAZMAT storage facilities and warehouse office space. if you need to re-warehouse to increase efficiency, PSCC can help with that, too. Dear Half-Mast, Im looking for ways to impr ove our warehouse operations. Are there any organizations that offer help with this? G R.J. Dells Kitchen The Ps Offices Just got a hot-line call from Camp Wasabi.Another Soldier reporting bad food. Add em to the general complaint list? This time its different. Sounds like the food started out fine, but lack of kitchen PM ruined it. Half-Mast, you wanna tackle this one? This is beyond lectures now, Connie. Weve gotten too many calls from that place. We gotta send for the big gun. You dont mean... 788 26-27.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:17 PM email PscC at:

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29 PS 788 JUL 18 the howitzer of hOlLanDaise! you forgot king oF KP! the gourmand of grits! Yep. the drill Sergeant of sauces! chief gamsay, Ive heard about you! youre an army legend. Im also the Armys living nightmare for 92 Gulfs. now Whats this I conveniently overheard about Camp Wasabis gnarly vittles? its true, Chief. Once they were known for the finest grub this side of the Mississipp, but from the sound of it, things changed. Seems they just dont care about kitchen PM anymore. So youre asking me to whip em into shape with a hot salmonella noodle, eh old chum? ROARDON GAMSAY! isnt there another way, Half-Mast? Not this time, Bonnie. Sometimes a tough dash of reality is needed in the apathy sauce. Later, at camp wasABi First, Ill pose as a clueless grunt and see what I discover. 788 28-29.indd All Pages 5/15/18 5:22 PM

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31 PS 788 JUL 18 its either salute to cotton candy day here, or an officer misplaced his hair dye! Sssh! Wanna get reprimanded for discourtesy? Youll get us kicked outta here. Pfft! Getting booted outta this literal mess hall would be a pleasure! B l e c h What is this slop?!? Later the next day tOrn and loOk at this one FiltHY Dirty Hah, gets worse. This CK wasnt leveled at set up. Dont they know that cooking on uneven ground is a fire risk? Youre late, Soldier! Grease from the grill pools, runs over the side and pours into the burner unit. Next thing they know, theyre battling a huge grease fire! this containerized kitchens trailers gladhands are missing!That means the airbrakes wont even work. B l e c h 788 30-31.indd All Pages 5/15/18 5:22 PM

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32 PS 788 JUL 18 Au contraire! from the looks of things, Id say Im just in time, Sergeant! insubordination and French your first day on the line, Private? Starting right now, as you meet your senior staff! Chief! II didnt know Sergeant Dell, dont you recognize that face? Should I? Other than the fact it reminds me of a carsick Pomeranian! Make that a constipated Yorkie and well launch this fine-dining cruise with a bang, Sergeant Dell! Didnt know that you need to clean kitchen equipment daily to prevent dirt and grime buildup that wears it down? Thought you could pass muster by shoveling old grease off into every available crevasse, eh Dell?Cmon, man! all That greasy gunk falling into cracks is a bloodyfire risk! I just thought that But it takes too much time to To make and keep a simple cleaning schedule? Uh, spose not. But Im kinda famous for my greasy schnitzel. Thats one thing Ill agree on. From the taste of things around here, rancid grease is your specialty! OK, OK, Ill start cleaning things up. Cleanliness is just the tip of the iceberg, DeLl! Unless you want to go down with this grungecoated Titanic 788 32-33.indd All Pages 5/15/18 5:22 PM

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35 PS 788 JUL 18 also featuring Good news, folks. The calls coming in from Camp Wasabi say that the food quality rebounded almost overnight. Only one problem Whats that, Connie? Theyre begging us to call oFf Chief Gamsay now. Theyre runnin out of plates! youll also need to calibrate these ovens, check refrigerator temperatures, descale the dishwashers and kettles, and do PM on all this food service equipment, from blenders to utensils. All right. As long as I can still make my secret sauce... I believe it, but nobodys begging for that recipe. Can I count on you to walk the straight and narrow now, Dell? You bet! Message received loud and clear, Chief! Really? Cause I can do more to make my point. No! Ill toe the line from now on. Cheers to that trembling promise! Word in the barracks mill is that Dells secret sauce is the literal sweat off his brow. Dont Be a Drag! ITAS Launch Tube: No Cracks, Please Collapsible Buttstock Help! If You Have Problems with M252A1 Mortar MWO Can Front Mounting Bushing Spin? Want to Save Money? Order Cocking Bracket Dimple Usually Not a Problem 788 34-35.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:36 PM

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36 PS 788 JUL 18 MORE Apply one drop of Loctite (Item 26, WP 0041) on threads of buffer (3). Install onto buffer housing (17) so that the buffer is completely seated on the buffer housing. Apply one drop of Loctite on threads of buffer housing. Install inner stock so that its completely seated on the buffer housing with its pinholes aligned with the slots in the buffer housing. Install the cap on buffer housing. Install pins (16). Install sleeve (13), helical compression spring (14), detent adjustment pin (12) and straight pin (11). Install detent retaining pin (15) in inner stock. WARNING: Detent adjustment pin (12) and detent retaining pin (15) are under spring tension. Install buffer housing assembly (17) onto buttplate (8). Completely depress detent adjustment and detent retaining pin while rotating the buffer and buttplate assembly. Install cheekrest (6) into stock assembly (10) by screwing thumbscrew (5) into cheekrest (6). Install detent plunger (18) in buffer housing (17) with open end facing out. Install spring (20) into detent plunger (19). Install backplate latch (21) on buffer housing. Install pin (22) in buffer housing. While holding backplate latch (21), install pin (18) in buffer housing. WARNING: Detent adjustment pin (12) and detent retaining pin (3) are under spring tension.NOTE: When removing straight pin (11) from inner stock (4), sleeve (13) will fall from buffer and backplate assembly. Completely depress detent adjustment pin (12) and detent retaining pin (15) while rotating the buttplace assembly (10) 90 degrees. Remove buttplace assembly (10). Remove straight pins (4) from inner stock. Remove detent adjustment pin (12), helical compression spring (14) and detent retaining pin (12) from buffer and backplate assembly. Remove two pin springs (16) from cap (2) and discard pins. Remove cap (2) from buffer housing (17). Remove inner stock (4) from buffer housing (17). Remove straight pin (1) from buffer housing (15) and discard pin (16). Remove buffer (3) from buffer housing (17) and discard buffer (3). Remove pin spring (20) from buffer housing (17) and discard pin (22). Remove backplate latch (21) from buffer housing (17). Remove spring (20) from buffer housing (17) and discard spring (20). Remove detent plunger (19) from buffer housing (17). REASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY continued1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3.INSPECTION/CLEANINGInspect sling hole and backplate assembly for cracks and breaks. Replace if damaged. Inspect all components for holes, cracks, breaks, elongated holes or leaks. Replace any damaged components. Remove buttstock assembly from weapon. Fully extend collapsible buttstock assembly. Remove cheekrest (6) from buttplate and stock assembly (10) by loosening thumbscrew (5) from cheekrest. Do not completely remove thumbscrew (5) from cheekrest. he collapsible buttstock is now used on the M240B and M240L machine guns. Unfortunately, TM 9-1005-313-23&P wont have any information on the buttstock until its next update. That leaves small arms repairmen scratching their heads when it comes to disassembling, repairing, and assembling the buttstock. You can stop scratching! Heres the info that will be added to the TM: Refer to this gure and do the following steps: M240-Series Machine Gun lOok no fUrther! heres how to take care of the collapsible buttStOCk. ASSEMBLY 1 2 22 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 788 36-37.indd All Pages 5/22/18 2:08 PM

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39 PS 788 JUL 18 NSN Description Item SMR 1 2 3 Cheekrest assembly Buttplate and stock assembly Wire rest 1005-01-577-3035 1005-01-577-2088Order next higher assyPAFZZ XAFZZ PAFZZ 1 2 3 Parts Info NSN Description Item SMR 1 2 3 4 Buffer assembly Inner stock Cap Spring pin 1005-01-576-2493 1560-01-576-2495 5340-01-576-2494 5315-01-578-7732 PAFFF PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ NSN Description Item SMR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Buffer housing Headed straight pin Recoil buffer Detent plunger Helical compression spring Backplate latch Spring pin 5315-01-033-3886 1005-01-461-0326 5340-01-033-3909 5360-01-033-3926 5340-01-032-8147 5315-00-806-0213Order next higher assyXAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 7 5 6 NSN Description Item SMR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Retaining detent Sleeve Straight pin Stock assembly Adjustment detent Helical compression spring Backplate assembly 5340-01-577-3036 5365-01-576-4662 5315-01-366-2977 1005-01-576-2492 5340-01-577-3037 5360-01-299-7826Assembled by supportPAFZZ PAFZZ PAFZZ PAFFF PAFZZ PAFZZ AFFFF 1 2 3 4 7 5 6 Here are the NSNs for the parts to the new stock assembly used on the M240B and M240L Here are the NSNs for the parts for the collapsible buttstock here are the NSNs for the parts for the new backplate assembly used on the M240B and M240L Here are the NSNs for the parts for the new buffer assembly used on the M240B and M240L 788 38-39.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:36 PM

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41 PS 788 JUL 18 Dear Half-Mast, Is it OK for the M240 machine guns front mounting bushing to spin? We have had several weapons in that condition and we dont know if theyre safe to fire. N.T. your M177A1 mount is still usable, support shouldnt disassemble it during annual maintenance to service the bipod. The M252A annual parts kit, NSN 1015-01-629-1675, used for services has sometimes caused the M177A1 bipod to bind. Support should do only a visual and functional inspection of the bipod. your M252A1s already have the MWO applied, immediately inspect the M177A1 mounts for cracks, corrosion and pitting. Cracks make the M252A1 NMC. If corrosion or pitting is bad, ask your local TACOM LAR to evaluate if the M252A1 should be NMC. the maintenance form M177A1 SN# (XXXX) service deferred due to lack of mandatory replacement parts. you still have the M177 mount and M3A1 base plate, use them until exchange or turn-in can be coordinated with TACOM. with TACOM. If If If If If Cracks have been found in the M1 77 A1 mounts elevation shaft, upper elevation housing and cross-leveling clamp. The M1 77 A1s eye bolts also have had a rusting problem. Check M177A1 mount for cracks, particularly in these areas M177A1 Traverse housing M177A1 Upper elevation housing M177A1 Cross leveling clamp Cracks Cracks Cracks Cracks Cracks If front mounting bushing moves, M240 is NMC and needs to be replaced If if you havent had MWO 9-1015-259-23-2 applied to your M252 mortar, which makes it an M252A1 Bad news! Your front mounting bushing moves. That means curtains for you. The short answer, sir, is no. if theres any movement of the bushing, the M240 is NMC and should be condition coded F. {sigh} it had to come sometime. d o n t M240-Series Machine Guns 788 40-41.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:35 PM For more information, see TACOM Maintenance Action Message 18-005: rrrfrntb Questions? Contact Marvin Harley at (586) 282-1623 or email: r Use the Decision Support Tool on LIW to request disposition instructions. Once you receive a turn-in document number, get a replacement M240 by contacting Jennifer Barrere at (586) 282-1250 or emailing: r rrr

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42 PS 788 JUL 18 43 PS 788 JUL 18 Dont Be a Drag!When the M240/M249 cocking bracket on CROWS M153/M153A1 is lost or broken, units are ordering the multiadapter small caliber (MASC), which is the next higher assembly The MASC is a high ticket item: $3,860. There is no need to order the MASC because the cocking bracket has its own NSN: 1005-25-160-5898. And it costs only $662, a savings of close to $3,200. When M885A1 rounds are red through an M249 machine gun, a small dimple is often created in the feed throat of the barrel. Its usually no problem. Testing has shown that even 25,000 rounds red through a dimpled barrel caused no problems. Barrels with a dimple are considered good to go as long as there are no extraction problems. If there is poor extracting, replace the barrel. Also replace the barrel if there are feeding problems or the headspace gage wont seat. Lift and lower straight up and down. Keep tension on the cable. if theres slack in the cable, it can slip off the hoist pulley. A little care and measuring can give hoist cables a long life. The hoist hook and pulley assembly should be positioned as close as possible over the hoist lifting bars of the rocket pod and guided missile launch assembly (GMLA). Dont Be a Drag! Go to any HIMARS or MLRS unit and one of the first problems theyll mention is failing hoist cables. And its not because the cables are defective, but because crews are using defective loading techniques! Crews use the hoist cable to drag the rocket pod. That results in a frayed or cut cable when it slips off the hoist pulley. Eventually, the cable breaks. CROWS II Dont Be a Drag! M249 Machine Gun Go to any HIMARS or MLRS unit and one of the first problems theyll mention is failing hoist cables. For both systems, this distance decreases to 0 if the rocket pod or GMLA is lifted from a resupply vehicle or trailer. The maximum distance the MLRS hoist hook can be from the pads hoist lifting bars is 15.9 inchesthats the width of the hoist hook and pulley assembly. For HimARS, the maximum distance is 8 inches or half the width of the hoist hook and pulley assembly. Dont guess. Measure! And its not because the cables are defective, but because crews are using defective loading techniques! Lift and lower pod straight up and down without dragging And never, ever be a dragger! The less you have to maneuver the hook, the better. its worth the five seconds it takes. Crews use the hoist cable to drag the rocket pod. That results in a frayed or cut cable when it slips off the hoist pulley. Eventually, the cable breaks. HIMARS, MLRS Dimple in feed throat usually not a problem Dont order MASC order bracket! Cocking bracket broken? uh-Oh. yOur cocking bracket broke on that last mission. Guess yOu NeEd a whole new MASC. no, I just nEed a cocking bracket! WeRe on a budget here. holy guacamole! 788 42-43.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:35 PM

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44 PS 788 JUL 18 Dont toss them around. When not mounted on ITAS, the launch tubes should be secured in the proper storage position in the M1167 HWV or stored in the arms room. Never put anything on top of a launch tube, especially for travel. The weight and bumps in the road can quickly crack the tube. Use the HWVs storage location! Ship with care. Again, dont stack anything on top of the launch tube inside the shipping container. For extra safety, wrap the tube in bubble wrap. It takes just a few minutes, but provides so much more protection. In fact, if youre storing launch tubes for a long period, its a good idea to first give them the bubble wrap treatment. No sense taking chances! Never store the launch tube upright in the tripod. Why? If the tripod tips over, the tube takes a hit. CRACK. The tripod legs also have pins inside that can dent and crack the front of the launch tube. When youre not in the field, store the tube on a shelf or in its shipping container. PMCS. Last but not least, at the very minimum give the entire ITAS a thorough monthly PMCS following the steps in TM 9-1425-923-10. Dont let ITAS sit ignored until you actually need it. Dear Editor, We recently did a technical inspection of our Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) systems as part of an upgrade and found 17 of 24 launch tubes cracked. A cracked launch tube deadlines ITAS because it hurts ITASs ability to launch and track a missile to its target. At $2K a pop, its not cheap to replace them. The main problem is that ther e no longer is an MOS for TOW ITAS. So most Soldiers dont realize the tubes are fiberglass and can be damaged if theyre not handled carefully and dont receive regular PMCS. But remembering just a few rules can keep your launch tubes off the cracked list and mission ready: Editors note: Your tips are all theyre cracked up to be. Thanks, Mr. Mora. W01 Salvador Mor a Ft Bragg, NC ITAS Launch Tube: No Cracks, Please a cracked launch tube can knock me out! Heres How to KeEp YoUr ITAS Off the CracKed lisT. thats it! nice and easy does it. uh-Oh. I shoulda been stored FLAT! ahHh, I fEel so much safer! hey! Get that stuff offa me! That weight is gonna crack me! Use HMMWV compartment for storing launch tubes 788 44-45.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:35 PM

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46 PS 788 JUL 18 47 PS 788 JUL 18 I f you maintain or use the helmet operational level tester (HOLT), NSN 4931-01-5341228, for the Apache integrated helmet and display sight system (IHADSS), make sure you have the latest software update: Version 8. The previous update, Version 7, had reset issues that kept the HOLT from functioning properly during start-up. To determine which software version your HOLT has, turn the power switch to ON. The software version will be listed on the second line of If your HOLT has the wrong software update, get a software update kit by contacting TACOMs James Casto at (586) 282-1359 or by email: james.m.casto.civ@mail.mil address and POC so an upgrade kit can be mailed to you. Halt! Get Software Update for HOLT Use Different Helmet Liner Temporarily A New Helmet for the New Apache! Black Hawk Indicator Panels Needed ASAP Searching for Black Hawk Searchlights PM Air Warrior Needs Routers Turned In! Stop Erosion with Touch-up Paint IHADSS Halt! Get Software Upgrade for HOLT Make sure HOLT has latest software upgrade good flight, but I neEd to put my helmet in the hOLT. I used a hOLT yesterday and it was acting QuirKy. the HOLT has a software upgrade kit, but YoulL neEd to contact the headshed to get it. 788 46s-47.indd All Pages 5/22/18 2:08 PM

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48 PS 788 JUL 18 Here are the affected sizes: Apache Aircrew Integrated Helmet EAL Until new stock arrives, youre authorized to temporarily replace the AAIH EAL with the HGU-56/Ps EAL. Choose the EAL you need from this list. PN XXS XS S Size 01-628-8939 01-628-8945 01-628-8958 A13302-1 A13302-2 A13302-3 NSN 8145PN M L XL Size 01-628-8946 01-628-8948 01-628-8951 A13302-4 A13302-5 A13302-6 NSN 8145PN XXS XS S M L XL SizeHGU-56/P Helmet EAL01-395-3648 01-394-9998 01-395-3714 01-395-3647 01-394-9997 01-394-9996 1680-ALSE-112-1 1680-ALSE-112-2 1680-ALSE-112-3 1680-ALSE-112-4 1680-ALSE-112-5 1680-ALSE-112-1 NSN 8145No liners for AAIH helmet The EAL is a critical piece of safety equipment for helmet systems. Use Dierent Helmet Liner Temporarily ALSEUse Dierent Helmet Liner Temporarily so use HGU-56/P liners temporarily they provide protection against skull fractures, concussions, cerebral bleeding and death in otherwise survivable helicopter crashes. and That puts your noggin at risk! Make sure you dont store hard objects like notebooks, logs, and pens inside the helmet when youre between missions. if you do, they can cut, dent, gouge or create impressions in the EAL. Keep checking the supply system for the AAIH liners. When theyre available, make sure you put them in your AAIH helmet. when new EALs liners are available, weLl let you know! we need those energy absorbing liners like yesterday! oh, gOod! now oUr crew can be safe! good news! The headshed says that since the EALs are out of stock, you can use the liners from the HGU-56/P helmet temporarily. ALSE techs, the supply system is fresh out of the white polystyrene, energy absorbing liner (EAL) for the Apache Aircrew Integrated Helmet (AAIH)! 788 48-49.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:35 PM

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50 PS 788 JUL 18 51 PS 788 JUL 18 The AAIH has quite a few improvements over the integrated helmet and display sight system (IHADSS) used with earlier model Apaches, including: The AAIH comes in six sizes. increased crash protection. better sound quality. a single visor assembly (SVA) that can accommodate the Apaches improved helmet display unit (IHDU). a unique counterweight bag that wont interfere with the Apaches magnetic tracking system. an improved magnetic receiver unit (IMRU) to provide accurate head tracking throughout the cockpit while keeping displays properly aligned. P Note: the AH-64Es tracking system is very sensitive to foreign metal objects in the cockpit, so its important to keep unnecessary metal objects out of the cockpit. Questions? Searching for Black Hawk Searchlights Black Hawk Indicator Panels Needed ASAP N E WNE W A N E W Helmet for the N E W Apache! That makes it easier to achieve a good fit whileimproving crash protection, comfort and sound quality. it also makes the helmet lessen cumbersome and bulky, allowing better movement in tight spaces. 01-621-5150 01-621-8146 01-621-8145 01-621-8072 01-621-8069 01-621-8064 NSN 8145XX-small X-small Small Medium Large XL Size 01-621-8072 01-621-8069 01-621-8064 NSN 8145Medium Large XL Size Hey! YoU lOok liKe Me! yeah, my foundation is based on YOU. I think that makes us cousins. Im the NEW AAIh Helmet. the AAIh has MaNY improvements and One of them is BEtTer PRotection for yOuR nOgGin! tok tok 788 50-51.indd All Pages 5/22/18 2:08 PM Contact David Bath at 256-842-8027, DSN 788-8027 or email:

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52 PS 788 JUL 18 53 PS 788 JUL 18 PM AME WHSE, DODAAC (W80XKP) ATTN: Frank Apontedones Building 7770 E Line Road Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 Theyre a component of the Blue Force Tracker (BFT)Pallet Assembly(PN PIF25504-001). Mechanics, Apache aircraft with Fire Control Radar (FCR) Mast Mounted Assembly (MMA) radomes are experiencing paint erosion. in some instances, the erosion is severe enough to expose the radomes resin or quartz material. if left untreated, the erosion can worsen and degrade the radars performance. Thats why its important to treat erosion spots when they occur. Use the approved touch-up kit, NSN 8010-01-5807 16 7 (PN CRC6848R3) to prevent further erosion and performance problems. Youll find detailed instructions under the inspection portion of Radome/Electronically Erasable Programmable ROM (EEPROM) Set, Remove and Install. The IETM also provides procedures for performing touch-up under Radome Exterior, Touch-up Painting. Check your Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM) for additional guidanceen on evaluating and inspecting radomes. Maintainers and ALSE techs, PM Air Warrior needs your help locating allGMR-500 routers (PN 813HN0500ASD). GMR-500 routers are in short supplyen and need to be turned in to support critical Army requirements. The condition code doesnt matter, but do not remove routers from any operational BFT2 installation on an aircraft. PM Air Warrior Needs Routers Turned In! AGSE PM Air Warrior Needs Routers Turned In! AH-64 Series Stop Erosion with To ship GMR-500 routers directly, send them to Turn in routers to support Army requirements listen uP! if you have any GMR-500 routers, a component of the blue force tracker, the headshed needs you to turn them in to support critical ArmY reQuirements. Without treatment, erosion exposes resin and quartz ber spots heY, gUys, mY doMe FeEls a liTtle eXposed. Can yOu check me oUt? soOn as we LanD, welL get the touch up kit and treat YoU reAl gOod! 788 52-53.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:34 PM if you have any spare or unserviceable GMR-500 routers or know of other organizations that have them, contact FRANCiSCO APONTEDONES for return shipment assistance at (256) 313-5120 or by email:

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54 PS 788 JUL 18 55 PS 788 JUL 18 A 1-oz tube, NSN 6505-01-611-20 7 1, is usually enough to treat 15 rashes the size of a hand or face. but wait!now Theres a skin wash available that can wash awayen the urushiol,en the toxin that causes all the pain and itching, in just 30 seconds! The soap surrounds and bonds with the urushiol so it can be rinsed off with water! The skin wash can be used any time after an outbreak. For most mild to moderate cases, one application is sufficient. Once the itch is gone, no further treatment is needed. The rash will begin to disappear within hours and the wash is safe for the face and genitals. For severe cases, seek medical attention. The skin wash is also effective for treating mosquito and chigger bites and bee, wasp and hornet stings. Coming down with a bad case of poison ivy, oak or sumac in the field can be agony. The itching and swelling can make your life a nightmare. COMMUNICATIONS & SOLDIER SUPPORT a rrrgh!this pOison iVY is a NiGhTmArE! I need HELp! Im here to help! Ill Relieve itching in 30 seconds! Suffering From Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac? Relief is on the Way! Keep Bugs at Bay! Made-to-Order Medical Kits PM to Light Your Way Where to Send CECOM Returns Two New UHST TMs Got SUM? 788 54s-55.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:34 PM

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57 PS 788 JUL 18 The best way to keep them from biting and possibly infecting you is to use the DoD insect repellent system. The DoD insect Repellent System provides the best protection from potential disease-carrying insects and pests. The system includes thecombined use of a properly worn permethrin-treated uniform, applying DEET, picaridin or IR3535 to exposed skin, and using a permethrin-treated bed net. in the past, DLA only sold stock medical kits with pre-determined items and quantities. Now units can order medical kits that can better meet their specific needs! A wide selection of items and quantities are available, including: pharmaceuticals instruments bandages splints needlesSizes range from small first aid kits to large kits for mobile field hospitals. For more info or help ordering medical kits, contact DLA Troop Support Medicalsabin Mathai orbrian schOtt. All currently issued uniforms are treated with permethrin. Look for a sewn-in label that indicates factory treatment. MADE-TO-ORDER MEDICAL KITS YOUR KIT MIGHT INCLUDE: N eed bandages? The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support is now offering customized medical kits to better meet the needs of warfighters. Now you can get a medical kit that meets your units unique needs. Wear a factory-treated Army Combat Uniform (ACU Permethrin). Check the tag in your uniform to conrm it is factory-treated. Apply DEET, Picaridin or IR3535 repellent to exposed skin Properly wear your uniform: tuck trousers into boots and undershirt into trousers, and wear sleeves down and snugly fastened at the wrist. Sleep inside a permethrin-treated bed net. insects and ticks dont care if youre engaged in combat operations or humanitarian relief, theyre going to be nuisances either way. But, their bites and stings arent even the worst part! insects and ticks can spread diseases like dengue fever, malaria, plague and lyme disease just to name a few. Chest seal wound dressing (Hyn) IV uid bags Splint (SAM) Elastic bandages Combat gauze 788 56-57.indd All Pages 6/6/18 11:47 AM The repellent remains effective for 50 washes and theres no need for you to re-treat factory-treated uniforms. Do not dry clean pre-treated uniforms because dry cleaning removes the active ingredient in the insect repellent. For more detailed information, take a look at the fact sheet, DoD insect Repellent and Permethrin Treatment of Military Uniforms: rfntbfn bt bb nn Abin Mathai: DSN 444-8790, (215) 737-8790, email: Brian Schott: DSN 444-2121, (215) 737-2121, email: b

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58 PS 788 JUL 18 JUL 18 If parts go missing, get them replaced. Theyre there for a purpose. Without them, the AN/PVS-14 wont perform as well or gets damaged. The lens cap is especially important because it lets you use the NVG when theres a lot of ambient light. Let your armorer know when items are missing so he can replace them. Dear Editor, From our work servicing AN/PVS-14 NVDs, we offer these tips to help Soldiers see in the dark: Dont remove the light interference filter. Soldiers get the idea they can see better without the filter. Not true! Without the filter, infrared light can do a number on the image intensifier tube. It costs $1,500 to replace that tube. As always, remove batteries for storage. Unless the AN/PVS-14 is going back to the field soon, its batteries need to be removed before the NVD goes on the shelf. Countless sights and NVGs are ruined because batteries leak during storage. Make battery removal part of the turn-in process. Joey Harrington Sheneka Jordan Ft Polk, LA Neck cord, NSN 4020-01-446-8097 These are the items that usually disappear: AN/PVS-14 Night Vision Device PM to L I G H T Your Way thanks, folks! Youre lighting the way with these NVD tips! Dont forget all AN/PVS-14s should be using the single battery housing, NSN 5855-01-523-4058. it makes removing and installing the battery much easier. Hold on! I am NOT going in there until you take out my batteries! stAY Away from My light interference filter! it protects mY image intensifier tube. I sure wish I could see! I sure wish youd done your PM! Eyeguard, NSN 6650-01-444-1229 Objective lens cap, NSN 5340-01-397-6608 788 58-59.indd All Pages 5/15/18 4:34 PM

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60 PS 788 JUL 18 Classied and Unclassied Radiological Returns Classied, Non-Radiological Returns For General Cargo Returns (Unclassied and Non-Radiological) Ship to: New Cumberland AN5 W25G1U W1BG DLA DISTRIBUTION DDSP NEW CUMBERLAND FACILITY 2001 NORMANDY DRIVE DOOR 113 TO 134 NEW CUMBERLAND, PA 17070-5002 SV3114 DLA DISTRIBUTION TOBYHANNA SPEC HANDLING FAC PH 570 615 7354 BUILDING 13 6TH STREET TOBYHANNA, PA 18466-5059 ST3114 DLA DISTRIBUTION TOBYHANNA RADIOLOGICAL SPEC HANDLING FACILITY SQUIRE AND 5TH STREET BLDG 5 BAY 5 TOBYHANNA, PA 18466-5059 W25G1W W1BG UEF DIST DEPOT TOBYHANNA GIBBS AND FIFTH STREETS WAREHOUSE 6 BAY 4 TOBYHANNA, PA 18466-5059 Got SUM? The software user manual (SUM), TM 11-7010-623-SUM, for the Joint Enterprise Network Manager (JENM) has been released. JENM manages the joint tactical radio family. This SUM is Version 3.3.2 on the Joint Tactical Networking Environment NetOps Toolkit (J-TNT). It covers NSN 7010-01-612-4459. Distribution is restricted, so youll need to log in to the Logistics Information Warehouse with your CAC at: https://liw.logsa.army.mil/ Then choose the ETM/IETM icon and search for the SUM. Two New UHST TMs Distribution is restricted, so youll need to log in to the Logistics Information Warehouse with your CAC at: https://liw.logsa.army.mil/ Then choose the ETM/IETM icon and search for the TMs. Two new manuals, TM 11-5895-1870&P-1 and -13&P-2 (Sep 17), are now available for the unit hub satellite terminal (UHST). The TMs cover: AN/TSC-187, NSN 5895-01-569-1327 AN/TSC-187A, NSN 5895-01-608-5269 AN/TSC-187B, NSN 5895-01-645-7635 u nits, did you get this urgent shipping memo? Dont send CECOM equipment returns to the CECOM LCMC at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD, under DODAAC W15GK8. This is the wrong address and the APG installation warehouse Most CECOM-managed items can be returned to either of the Defense Logistics returning items, type or clearly print mailing labels in ALL CAPS, exactly as shown. Send returns to one of the following addresses:Tobyhanna BY6 or Ship to: Ship to: Where to Send CECOM Returns Remember to include your full contact info with returns in case there are questions. Your email subject line should reference shipping items to CECOM. But I dont wanna stay here! its dark n scary, and too crowded! 788 60-61.indd All Pages 5/22/18 2:08 PM if you have questions about shipping any CECOM items, email: rr ffntt

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