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Small Arms Year-in-Review: New and Updated NSNs Captured in 2022
By | Jan. 13, 2023
Updated or new NSNs are a challenge to keep up with. Here’s a list that PS captured in 2022 for small arms. Get them here...

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Weapon Installed on CROWS? Lock on Lowest Elevation for Travel!
By | Sept. 29, 2022
When operating a vehicle with CROWS installed keep the CROWS locked at the lowest elevation unless in use. Keep reading for the facts...

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M68 Reflex Sight: Long-Term Storage and the Battery
By | May 9, 2022
Operators, if your M68 reflex sight is stored with its battery installed for a long period of time, here’s what can happen and how to avoid it...

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M151 Spotting Scope: Verify MWO Has Been Applied
By | March 16, 2022
Soldiers, inspect your M151 spotting scope to make sure MWO 9-6650-238-50-1 (Jan 20) has been applied. The MWO application window will close on 1 January 2023...

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JETS TLDS: NSN and PN Changes
By | July 15, 2021
Soldiers, make note of a few changes to joint effects targeting system (JETS) target location designation system (TLDS) NSNs and PNs...

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AN-PEQ/15 & AN-PEQ/16B: Intermittent Issue with Remote Cable Assembly
By | Feb. 3, 2021
Soldiers, there seems to be a problem with some of the remote cables delivered between December 2019 and August 2020 for the AN-PEQ/15 advanced target pointer and AN-PEQ/16B mini integrated pointer. Keep reading to learn...

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M153 CROWS II: Cover NSNs
By | Oct. 2, 2020
Protect your common remotely operated weapons station (CROWS) II from the elements by keeping it covered with the tan cover, NSN 5340-25-162-1081, or the green cover, NSN 5340-25-162-0697...

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M151 Spotting Scope: Do You Have the Right NSN on the Books?
By | Aug. 17, 2020
Does your unit have the M151 spotting scope? If so, check the property book and make sure the right NSN is shown and the serial number is recorded correctly...

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M66 Ring Mount: Installation Kit for FMTV Has New NSN
By | July 8, 2020
The old NSN for the M66 ring mount installation kit for your FMTV has been discontinued. Get a new kit using NSN 2540-01-570-2405...

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M66 Ring Mount: Proper Service and Storage Is a Must!
By | May 19, 2020
Some units that no longer need M66 ring mounts, NSN 1005-00-701-2810, have been told to transfer their ring mounts to units that need them. But all units aren’t following the proper steps for servicing and storing them. ...

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M144 Mounts: New Pin and Bracket NSNs
By | March 26, 2020
When the M144 mount story on Page 26 of PS 775 (Jun 17) was published, there were no NSNs for the M144 pin and bracket. But now NSNs are available. ...

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CROWS: Quick-Release Pin NSN?
By | Feb. 6, 2020
Dear Half-Mast, I’ve tried ordering the M153 CROWS II quick-release pin (Item 1 in Fig 15 of TM 9-1090-219-23&P), but the NSN is terminal.  Can you help?                                   ...

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CROWS Draining HMMWV Batteries?
By | Feb. 6, 2020
Dear Half-Mast, we have had several reports of CROWS draining the M1165 HMMWV batteries even with CROWS completely shut down. Is there a fix for this? CW3 P.L...

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M192 Machine Gun Mount: T&E Inspection Criteria
By | Jan. 24, 2020
Proper PMCS is important. That’s true even when it comes to the M192 machine gun mount’s traverse and elevation (T&E) mechanism.         ...

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M192 Tripod: PM Tips to Keep Your M192 in Tip-Top Shape
By | Dec. 19, 2019
It’s important to conduct good PMCS to keep your M192 tripod in tip-top shape. Make sure to remove any carbon and dirt that may be on the M192 mount...

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M153 CROWS II: Lock It Down Before Moving Out
By | Dec. 13, 2019
Crewmen, it’s critical that you keep your common remotely operated weapons station (CROWS) II locked whenever your vehicle is on the move. If you don’t, the main frame assembly (MFA) on the CROWS can end up with serious...

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M153 CROWS II: How Tall Is CROWS When Towed?
By | Nov. 26, 2019
Dear Editor, drivers may be aware of how much height is added to their vehicle with the M153 CROWS II installed. But they should also give thought to its height when towed. Here are a few facts to keep in mind:...

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CROWS: Does Mandrel Come with Boresight Kit?
By | Oct. 30, 2019
Dear Half-Mast, we ordered the M153 CROWS boresight kit with NSN 1005-01-571-7212. According to TM 9-1090-221-10, it looks like the kit should have included a boresight mandrel adapter, NSN 4920-01-548-7633. But there’s no...

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Don’t Let AN/PVS-14 Missing Parts Stay Missing
By | Oct. 28, 2019
Units have had a real problem with Soldiers not reporting missing power and gain control knobs from AN/PVS-14 night vision devices.    Power or gain knobs disappear? Get them replaced ASAPThey keep using the AN/PVS-14 without...

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M153 CROWS II: Give CROWS Clearance
By | Sept. 30, 2019
Dear Editor, units with the M153 CROWS II installed on their vehicles need to emphasize to drivers the system makes a big difference in vehicle clearance. Learn more about possible clearance issues here...

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Small Arms: The Right Sight Match for Your Weapon
By | Sept. 27, 2019
This is a corrected copy to the previous version and corrects information in PS 803 (Oct 19), pp. 28-33. Corrections are highlighted in yellow. The Army gives Soldiers all sorts of choices for sights, lasers and infrared...