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General Aircraft: Use Aircraft Maintenance Manuals for Composite Repairs
By | Oct. 17, 2023
Aircraft composite repairs should be done using maintenance manuals and general aircraft TMs can be used only if something is not covered in the aircraft maintenance manuals. Keep reading to learn how to access the TM...

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Leader Interview: CW3 Jones & SFC Conaway, 10th SG
By | Oct. 6, 2023
MSG Half-Mast recently travelled back to Okinawa, Japan, where he met with CW3 Paul B. Jones, the Accountable Officer, 10th Support Group (SG) ammunition depot, and SFC Alexander Conaway, the ammo depot NCOIC. The three of...

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Ground Vehicles: View New CARC Spot Painting Videos
By | May 9, 2023
TACOM CPC has released new CARC spot painting videos. There’s a video for using aerosol paints and a video for using pint and quart kits. Get more info...

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I Own This Campaign: Nominate a Deserving Warfighter
By | May 5, 2023
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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Lead-Acid Batteries: WP Update for TM 9-6140-200-13
By | March 28, 2023
AR 750-1 was recently updated which caused a need for an update in work package (WP) 0020 of TM 9-6140-200-13, Operator and Field Maintenance for Automotive Lead-Acid Storage Batteries (May 11). Get the correct info here...

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Ground Vehicles: Remove Battery Corrosion
By | March 9, 2023
When cleaning and removing corrosion from your vehicle’s lead-acid batteries, follow the guidance in WP 0027 of TM 9-6140-200-13 (May 11) and your vehicle’s operator and field maintenance TMs. Get more info...

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Corrosion: TACOM Introduces Basic Corrosion Course for Operators
By | Feb. 9, 2023
There’s a new corrosion course available for all Army personnel, including civilians and contractors who operate and maintain Army ground equipment. Read on...

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Cold Weather: Some Must-Read PS Articles to Prepare, Plan & Train
By | Nov. 15, 2022
Updated 15 Nov 2022: 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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FMTV: Prep Shackles for the Winter
By | Nov. 4, 2022
Winter is approaching so it’s a good idea to prep the shackles on your FMTVs now rather than when the temperature is freezing. Here’s what you should do…...

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PS Magazine: New How-To Video Section Optimizes Website Experience
By | Nov. 4, 2022
PS introduces the new PS How-To Videos section which has several short tutorials (two minutes or less) designed to optimize your experience using this website. Get more info here…...

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National Guard Aviation: DEVCOM’s New Corrosion Website Now Live
By | Oct. 7, 2022
National Guard Aviation units can now access a DEVCOM SharePoint site dedicated to corrosion assistance needs. Keep reading to learn more and get a link to the site...

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All Aircraft: Protecting Against Corrosion with Desiccant
By | Sept. 27, 2022
Using desiccant is essential to preventing moisture and corrosion; use MIL-D-3464E to get the right desiccant to meet your needs. Keep reading to learn more...

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Corrosion: Keep Corrosion at Bay
By | Sept. 14, 2022
To help prevent corrosion, keep plenty of desiccant on hand. Get the NSN here…...

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Ground Vehicles: Lead-Acid Battery Storage
By | Sept. 1, 2022
Flooded cell and absorbed glass material (AGM) batteries can be stored and charged in the same container as long as you follow the guidelines in TM 9-6140-200-13 (May 11). We’ve got the details here…...

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Tactical Vehicles: Shocking Truth behind Defective Batteries
By | Aug. 3, 2022
Warfighters, new batteries are often returned to the Army supply system as unserviceable after only a few days or weeks. Did you know that very few of these new batteries prove to be defective at all? As shocking as that...

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Tactical Vehicles: Five Steps to Install Batteries Right
By | July 26, 2022
Corrosion kills tactical vehicle batteries. The good news is that five (5) simple steps during battery installation can beat corrosion and extend battery life. Get the steps here...

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Be Prepared for Hot Weather: A List of Must-Read PS Articles
By | June 21, 2022
Soldiers, even though it happens every year, it somehow seems to sneak up on us. It’s summer and the heat is on! Read on to see how to keep you and your equipment cool...

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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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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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Tactical Vehicles: 2021 Year-in-Review
By | Jan. 21, 2022
Maintenance leaders, NSNs were the most frequent topics covered in 2021 for tactical vehicles and trailers. Corrosion prevention and the roll-out of Non-Combat Operations Maintenance Plan (NCOMP) were also hot topics this...

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Corrosion: Cleaning is Key to Prevention
By | Dec. 6, 2021
Dear Editor, I’m an allied trades/small engine supervisor at the 406th AFSB. We’re constantly informing Soldiers of the importance of keeping vehicles and equipment clean. Get more info here...

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Corrosion: TACOM Corrosion Website Has Helpful Info
By | Nov. 5, 2021
Maintenance leaders, if you haven’t heard, the TACOM corrosion team has a website. Info and news here...

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Corrosion: New TM 43-0139 Is Hot off the Press
By | Nov. 2, 2021
Maintenance leaders, quality inspectors and paint technicians, get the revised TM 43-0139, Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) Application and Quality Assurance on Army Ground Equipment (Oct 21). Here's some info about...

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Corrosion: Protect Hoses from Getting Hosed by the Sun
By | May 28, 2021
Don’t think your vehicle’s air or hydraulic hoses can fall victim to corrosion? Better think again! It’s called weathering and that spells corrosion. Read all about it here...

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Corrosion: AMCOM Has New Corrosion Website
By | May 27, 2021
The new AMCOM corrosion website has a lot of great information to offer. Aviation and missile units can use the website to request assistance. You can find help from departments for corrosion, nondestructive testing (NDT) and...

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Patriot Missile System: Enroll for FY21 Corrosion Training
By | April 30, 2021
Battling corrosion on Patriot missile systems starts with the proper training. Soldiers, enroll now for FY21 Corrosion Training with the Missile Corrosion Service Team (MCST). We've got the info for you here...

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Tactical Vehicles: Cavity Wax Curbs Corrosion
By | April 12, 2021
Soldiers, there’s a weapon to combat corrosion in all of those difficult-to-reach cavities on your tactical vehicles. Most of the cavities aren’t painted, which means that dirt and gunk just hide in there, corroding frames...

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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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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...