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Publications: Tracking Down the STT Trailer TM
By | Nov. 15, 2022
A reader is hunting for a TM for the STT trailer parts. Half-Mast has the answer…...

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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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Awards: Units Take Win for EW/IO/CO
By | Nov. 4, 2022
The Association of Old Crows annual unit awards for EW, IO and CO have been announced. To learn who won, read on…...

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Commo/Electronics: Grounding TC Available
By | Oct. 3, 2022
Army Training Circular (TC) 6-02.6 contains important information about grounding equipment. Read about it here…...

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MK-3504/U: Accessory Kit TM Updated
By | Sept. 15, 2022
The TM for the MK-3504/U accessory kit, NSN 6625-01-668-5563, has been updated. Read on to learn more…...

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AN/GLM-11: Test Set TM Updated
By | Sept. 1, 2022
A newly updated TM covers the countermeasures test set. Read on to learn more...

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Radio Test Sets: Lithium Batteries Not Always Best
By | Aug. 19, 2022
This article initially appeared in PS 799, p. 51 (Jun 19). Check out Half-Mast’s words of wisdom about using lithium batteries in the AN/PRM-36 radio test set. Read more here…...

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Communications: Where to Return Excess Loudspeaker Control Units
By | Aug. 10, 2022
Connie tells a reader where to turn in excess LS-671/VRC SINCGARS loudspeakers. Their destination depends on their condition. Keep reading to learn more...

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AN/TPQ-53 Radar System: Right Grease Protects Leveling Legs
By | June 29, 2022
An AMC Sensor LAR has seen some issues in the field with the AN/TPQ-53 radar system. Read on to learn more...

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Radars: Inspect Rear Leveling Leg Mounts
By | June 13, 2022
AN/TPQ-53(V) radar system operators and maintainers, you had more than 30 days since receipt of CECOM MA-22-03002, dated 4 Jan 2022, to inspect your systems for possible weld cracks. If that didn’t happen, do it NOW. Here's...

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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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DVE: Change AN/VAS-5(5A) to AN/VAS-5B
By | April 22, 2022
Units need to update organizational property records and unit hand receipts to accurately reflect and report the correct version of the Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) family of systems (FOS) on hand. Continue on to learn...

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PQAS-E: B300 W10 Hard Drive Swap Requirement
By | March 25, 2022
The laboratory shelter, a component of the Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced (PQAS-E), NSN 6640-01-547-1760 (EIC-ZBX), LIN P25743, needs attention. Read on to learn more...

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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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Commo/Electronics and Soldier Support: 2021 Year-in-Review
By | Jan. 20, 2022
If there’s one thing 2021 taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. Some things stay the same, the need for preventive maintenance, and solving perplexing problems, especially when it comes to commo and...

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Power Supply: Solving PP-6224B Shortage
By | Dec. 17, 2021
Power supply PP-6224B/U is in sustainment and repairs have been limited by long lead times and low final recovery rate of repairable assets, due to obsolete parts. If unit readiness is affected by power supply shortages,...

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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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ECU: Refrigerant Change Sparks Alert
By | Aug. 5, 2021
Here’s an important message for units: Refrigeration and maintenance services on Environmental Control Unit (ECU) systems that contain a refrigerant known as R22 are no longer authorized to be performed in OCONUS locations in...

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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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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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Communications: Equipment Codes Decoded
By | June 2, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 775 (Jun 17), pp. 49-53. DOD communications nomenclature is a special kind of language. It identifies equipment at the system, subsystem, set, group or unit level. It tells you what kind...

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AHD: Spotting Defective Vehicle Adapter Pin
By | May 7, 2021
A manufacturing problem caused misalignment of holes on the (AHD) vehicle adapter pin (the pin that holds the bracket arm together). This article provides guidance on what to do if you receive a defective vehicle adapter pin...

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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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CECOM: Where to Send Equipment Returns
By | Feb. 11, 2021
This article originally appeared in PS 788 (Jul 18), pp. 60-61. Most CECOM-managed items can be returned to either of the Defense Logistic Agency’s (DLA) warehouses in Tobyhanna, PA, or New Cumberland, PA...

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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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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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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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Communications: Submitting PQDRs to CECOM
By | Oct. 2, 2020
Dear Editor, it happens sometimes. We work hard at CECOM to make sure it doesn’t but sometimes, we send out equipment that just doesn’t work as it should. If your readers have ever received such equipment, they may already be...

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PDISE: M46 Electrical Utility Assembly Changes
By | July 28, 2020
Hardware changes have taken place with the Power Distribution Illumination Systems Electrical (PDISE) M46 Electrical Utility Assembly, LIN: U89185. These changes apply to the info in TM 9-6150-226-13 (Sep 17)...

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AN/TIC-43: Training Now Online
By | June 5, 2020
PM Close Combat Systems is currently fielding the AN/TIC-43 Acoustic Hailing Device (AHD) to military police and transportation units across the Army...

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Power Supply: Unpack PDISE Promptly to K.O. CORROSION!
By | April 6, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 784, Pages 52-53. An Army investigation determined that new PDISEs, stored in shipping crates that were exposed to weather, showed corrosion on the connectors and mounting hardware when...

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Soldier Support: P&E LARs Share Wisdom
By | Feb. 11, 2020
Dear Editor,                            I’d like to let your readers know that AMC’s Power and Environmental (P&E) LARs’ information-sharing files have migrated to AKO 2.0.AKO classic was officially "sunset" in September...