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HMMWV Shelter: Searching for Generator NSN
By | June 26, 2023
A Soldier is looking for the NSN for a generator in a HMMWV shelter. Half-Mast explains that one doesn’t exist and how and where to repair them. Read on…...

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Tactical Expandable Shelters: Keep Cautions in Mind
By | May 24, 2023
There are some important warnings to keep in mind when opening or closing tactical expanded shelters. Here’s what to know…...

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Soldier Support: Properly Operate MIRCS Platform
By | Nov. 3, 2022
Operating the MIRCS platform requires careful attention. Continue reading to learn more…...

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Camouflage: ULCANS Increment I Debuts
By | Jan. 4, 2021
A new, upgraded version of the Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System (ULCANS) is replacing the legacy system...

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Tents: Zipper Lubricant
By | Dec. 28, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 701 (Apr 11), p. 11. Apply zipper lubricant, NSN 9150-00-999-7548, to a tent zipper when it’s hard to zip...

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DRASH Trailer: Finding Missing Cable/Chain
By | Nov. 10, 2020
Dear Half-Mast, I’m looking for a breakaway cable or chain for the deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) trailer on which I’m working. On Page 1216 in TM 11-6115-742-13&P (May 12), the following items are shown as...

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RWS APU: A Unit of One
By | March 26, 2020
Units with rigid wall shelters (RWS) may be confused about how many 10-kW auxiliary power units (APUs), MEP-903A, to order for their nonexpendable shelters. That’s because there’s conflicting information in TM...

U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Lee, human resources noncommissioned officer (NCO) assigned to the 224th Sustainment Brigade, California Army National Guard, helps to reposition the corner of a deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) tent at Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California, March 16, 2019.
DRASH: Replacing Power Unit Frame Shelters
By | Nov. 21, 2019
What do you do when DRASH tents are not mission capable or not economically repairable? The answer is simple.The Army has approved replacement of the older technology articulating frame shelters listed below:  DRASH TM...