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Safety: Off-Duty Awareness Sustains the Force
By | May 3, 2022
Mission success always includes safety. When the mission is over, safety doesn’t stop. Read on to learn about resources to make off-duty safety a priority...

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Corrosion: Bust Rust with TACOM CCI Checklists
By | March 31, 2022
Maintenance leaders, did you know the TACOM Corrosion website has corrosion control inspection (CCI) checklists? It sure does. Here's what you need to know...

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MK III VMMD Husky: Ink Spray Hoses
By | March 31, 2022
Operators, make sure the MK III VMMD Husky’s ink spray hoses are properly routed, attached and tucked away whenever the vehicle’s mine detector heads are in the elevated position. Here's why...

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Construction Vehicles/Equipment: Exercise is Good PM
By | March 30, 2022
Exercising construction equipment is part of preventive maintenance. Neglected equipment will wear out just by sitting too long. Here's what to do to prevent the preventable...

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M1272 Buffalo: TM Missing Tire Chain Instructions
By | March 25, 2022
Operators, TM 9-2355-352-10 (Jun 20) for the Buffalo, doesn’t have installation and removal instructions for tire chains. Read on to get info...

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RCV Buffalo A2: Follow These Seven PM and Safety Pointers
By | March 24, 2022
Crewman, keep the following preventive maintenance (PM) pointers in mind. They’ll keep your RCV Buffalo A2 mission-ready...

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RCV Buffalo A2: When Water is Your Enemy
By | March 24, 2022
Water collects in the hull of the Buffalo A2 like a rain barrel on the side of a barn. Water drips off wet boots and uniforms, trickles in from the top of the vehicle, and more. Read on to learn ways to prevent water damage...

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Set Up a Virtual TDY with PS Magazine
By | March 3, 2022
PS Magazine was created in 1951 to help Soldiers with maintenance and logistics issues. We’re still here to help after 70 years and we’d like to invite combat, combat support and combat service support units across the Army...

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I Sustain This Recognition Program: Nominate a Deserving Civilian Sustainer
By | March 2, 2022
Maintaining equipment to meet combat readiness requirements and stay in the fight, even under the most arduous of circumstances, often relies on the support of civilian sustainers and maintainers. Here's how you can recognize...

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Corrosion: New Documents Published
By | Feb. 25, 2022
Corrosion is an ongoing battle. To ensure this menace never wins the day, two new corrosion policy and procedures publications are available...

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Ground Vehicles: Arctic Oil Replacement
By | Feb. 9, 2022
A new multi-functional, heavy-duty, arctic engine oil called synthetic multi-purpose lubricant (OE/HDO-SMPL-I) is now replacing the old OEA-30...

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CCE: 2021 Year-in-Review
By | Feb. 1, 2022
This article highlights construction-related articles from 2021 and some of the information readers found most useful...

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Cold Weather: Some Must-Read PS Articles to Prepare, Plan & Train
By | Nov. 1, 2021
Warfighters, it’s time to gear up and prepare for the many challenges of cold weather, not to mention the hazards of winter driving. Read on info and links to cold weather articles...

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Maintenance Mgmt: NSNs for Motor Pool Safety Items
By | Oct. 20, 2021
Keep these NSNs handy for safety items used in the motor pool...

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CCE Vehicles: Cool Weather Maintenance Reminders
By | Sept. 28, 2021
The cooler days of fall are just around the corner. Here are some reminders that go hand-in-hand with your unit’s construction equipment as the temperature starts to drop...

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Maintenance Mgmt: Ground Guiding is Serious Business
By | Sept. 20, 2021
Army equipment is often large and awkward to move. Safely maneuvering large equipment, especially in tight spaces, requires properly trained and positioned ground guides. Learn more here...

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Maintenance Mgmt: Leaders Teach & Train PMCS
By | Sept. 20, 2021
Listen up! The next time a vehicle goes into the shop with an apparent low tire psi, ask the operator if they have a tire gauge. Then ask them how to check the tire’s psi. You might be surprised to find out what they don't...

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Maintenance Mgmt: The Cold Reality about PMCS
By | Sept. 20, 2021
Army equipment gets used in some of the worst conditions imaginable. It’s common sense that equipment works “best” when operated daily, weekly and on a monthly basis...

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Ground Vehicles: QR Codes for PMCS Not TACOM-Endorsed
By | Aug. 26, 2021
Dear MSG Half-Mast, I work on a Command Maintenance Evaluation/Maintenance Assistance Instruction (COMET/MAIT) team and keep seeing quick response (QR) codes used to access the PMCS tables of a vehicle’s TMs. Can they be...

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I Own This Campaign: Nominate a Deserving Warfighter
By | Aug. 16, 2021
Taking ownership and pride in assigned vehicles and equipment is vital to ensuring personal, unit and fleet readiness. Without this personal investment and active involvement, Warfighters fail to ensure preventive and...

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PS Magazine: A Trusted Source for Readiness Information
By | July 20, 2021
For 70 years, Soldiers—as well as other service personnel—have relied on PS Magazine to get the late-breaking, correct information they need to keep their fleets combat ready. Still, a question continues to pop up in motor...

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Maintaining it Means Using It
By | July 1, 2021
It’s common sense that equipment works “best” when operated daily, weekly and on a monthly basis, right? The cold reality is common sense flies out the window when a vehicle is allowed to sit idle for a long time...

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Safety: Stay Alert On and Off Duty
By | June 23, 2021
Safety is an important consideration whether you’re on or off duty...

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Yellow Safety Paint
By | June 15, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 766 (Sep 16), p. 61. Get a 5-gal container of yellow safety paint with NSN 8010-01-019-1776. This water-based latex is used to paint guide marks and warning lines inside your motor pool...

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Don’t Spin Our Wheels!
By | Feb. 23, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 759 (May 16), p. 1. PS Magazine gets lots of maintenance and supply questions each month. Sometimes we can send out an immediate answer. Other times, those answers take a couple days to a...

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Maintenance Training: Find Every Chance to Teach
By | Jan. 22, 2021
Listen up! The next time a vehicle comes into the shop with an apparent low tire psi, ask the operator if they have a tire gauge. Then ask them how to check the tire’s psi. You might be surprised to find out what they don't...

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Construction Equipment: Updated MEL List
By | Dec. 29, 2020
Need a maintenance expenditure limits (MEL) list for your unit’s construction equipment? You’ll find the latest updates in the attached 2021 MEL for the Army’s older construction equipment...

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PS Magazine: Help Us Help You
By | Dec. 23, 2020
Each day, emails from Soldiers and DoD civilians all over the world come into PS Magazine seeking answers to challenges they're facing while maintaining their vehicles and equipment. And each day, Half-Mast or a member of his...

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Battery Box Coating Compound
By | Dec. 9, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 745 (May 17), p. 61. If the interior coating on your vehicle’s battery box is wearing out, you’ll need to recoat it. Use a wire brush to scrape off rust and old paint. Then, after...

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Windshield Washer Fluid
By | Dec. 9, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 615 (Feb 04), p. 60. To make windshield washer fluid, use NSN 6850-00-926-2275 to get a case of twelve 16-oz bottles of concentrated windshield cleaning compound...

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UTAP: You’re Just a Click Away!
By | Nov. 17, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 798 (May 19), p. 20-21. TACOM’s Unit Training Assistance Program, UTAP, provides approved training materials for a variety of TACOM-managed equipment...

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MK III VMMD HUSKY: Battery Drain a Real Pain
By | Oct. 28, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 769 (Dec 16), p. 14. Dead batteries and the Husky seem to go hand-in-hand, especially when your vehicle sits for long periods in cold weather. To keep batteries charged,...

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M1231 MK II/III VMMD Husky: INK TANK ALERT!
By | Oct. 22, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 769 (Dec 16), p. 13. Operators, cold weather can spell D-O-O-M for the ink tank on the left side of your Husky’s cab. The water/ink solution inside the tank will freeze when temperatures...

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M1272 Buffalo: The Pain of Battery Drain
By | Oct. 7, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 775 (Jun 17), p. 15. It’s no secret that electronics inside the M1272 Buffalo have a bad habit of running the vehicle’s batteries dry. And those batteries can lose their charge in just a...

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CAT Construction Equipment: 500-hr Service Kit
By | Sept. 30, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 781 (Dec 17), p. 16. Mechanics, service kits which are now available for your CAT construction equipment. This article provide a list of kits to use for 500-hr services...

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Construction Equipment: Stop That Sneaky Leak
By | Sept. 14, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 774 (May 17), p. 16. Operators, working in rocky soil can play havoc with the tires on your construction equipment. When small rocks get stuck between the tire and wheel rim, tire...

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Construction Equipment: Take Time to Eyeball Tire Damage
By | June 10, 2020
Construction operations in rocky soil will cause serious wear-and-tear on your vehicle tire’s treads and sidewalls. That means getting down on hands and knees to take a close look for gouges, tears or slits in the tire’s...

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CIPs: Telling Friend from Foe Requires Proper Care
By | May 29, 2020
Combat is dangerous enough without having to worry about being shot at by someone on your own side! That’s where combat identification panels (CIPs) come in. CIPs are 24 x 30-in panels that help protect you from friendly...

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CAT Construction Equipment: Ether Start Aid Valve Available
By | Feb. 13, 2020
CAT equipment like the 120M road grader, 924H wheel loader, D7R II dozer and 621G scraper all use the same ether start aid valve that comes with NSN 4820-01-551-9292...