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Drug Safety: Don’t Follow the Rainbow
By | Nov. 30, 2022
Rainbow fentanyl is the latest version of the deadly drug. Read on to learn more about this colorful killer…...

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Safety: Are You and Your Vehicles Ready for Winter?
By | Nov. 22, 2022
This article initially appeared in PS 792 (Nov 18), p. 12. Maintenance leaders, winter is here and requires more preparation and maintenance for vehicles. But that’s not all, read on…...

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Publications: FPE Cold Weather Equipment TM Info
By | Nov. 22, 2022
This article originally appeared in PS 782 (Jan 18), p. 60. A TM covers Cold Weather Equipment (CWE) for Force Provider Expeditionary (FPE). Get the details here...

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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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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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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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Health & Safety: Keeping Mold Trouble at Bay
By | Nov. 1, 2022
Mold is a silent enemy that can adversely impact health. When you find it, the key is to act quickly. Read on to learn tips that keep this problem at bay…...

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PS Magazine Posters: Help Spread the Word
By | Oct. 28, 2022
The Nov 2019 PS Magazine was its last 64-page, cartoon-illustrated issue. Taking its place is this website, and we STILL need your help to promote it. Attached are two versions of a poster you can print out and put in day...

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Soldier Support: When Noise is the Enemy
By | Oct. 24, 2022
This article initially appeared in PS 776 (Jul 17), pp. 24-26. Ear protection is vital for preserving hearing. To learn more, read on…...

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Soldier Support: Spotlight on DRES Mobile App
By | Oct. 21, 2022
A servicewoman-centric mobile app assists with all deployment stages. Keep reading to learn more…...

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Camouflage: Making a Face
By | Oct. 13, 2022
Looking for camo face paint? We’ve got you covered here…...

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TRICON Laundry System: New -10 TM Available
By | Oct. 13, 2022
A new TM covers the TRICON laundry system. Read all about it…...

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Water: It’s NOT Just for Summer Anymore
By | Oct. 5, 2022
Winter weather can bring more danger than just frostbite. Read on to learn more…...

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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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CAEv4 Earplugs: Check for Defects
By | Sept. 27, 2022
USACRC’s safety alert warns users of defects in some 3M™ CAEv4 earplugs. To learn more, read on…...

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AOAP: Temporary Solution to Run Reports
By | Sept. 9, 2022
The AOAP feature in the AESIP is currently down. Read on for a solution…...

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All Fleets: Promote Safety by Avoiding the “Dirty Dozen”
By | Sept. 9, 2022
The nemesis to Army safety is a “dirty dozen” of human-centered factors. Keep reading to learn what these factors are and ways to avoid them...

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Soldier Support: Suicide Prevention Resources
By | Sept. 2, 2022
Suicide prevention is a vital Army goal and involves all of us. To learn what resources exist, read on…...

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SMA Sends: Attacking Inflation and Building Financial Readiness
By | Aug. 16, 2022
With inflation affecting everything from gas prices to groceries to rent, some Soldiers and their families are finding it harder to get by on the budgets they’ve set and used before. Soldiers of all ranks can seek guidance,...

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Publications: TACOM’s Cooked up a New TM
By | Aug. 2, 2022
The modular burner's 23&P TM was recently released and is now available to download from the Army Publishing Directorate website. Read on for the link...

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Army Policy: New Tattoo Directive Released
By | July 29, 2022
Army Directive 2022-09 (Jun 22), Soldier Tattoos, has been released. It eases the restrictions on Soldiers’ tattoos. Read on to learn more about what's allowed and what's not...

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PS Magazine: An Authoritative Readiness Resource
By | July 20, 2022
Sometimes we get questions about the authority of PS Magazine. Here's the scoop on that...

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Warfighter Safety: The Heat Is On!
By | July 5, 2022
Every Soldier, DA civilian and Warfighter should learn to recognize early signs and symptoms of heat stress illness in themselves and their coworkers or battle buddies...continue on to learn more...

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TWPS: RO Pump NSN
By | June 29, 2022
Get the reverse osmosis pump for the tactical water purification system (TWPS) using NSN 4320-01-531-1844. Keep reading to get the full story on the reverse osmosis pump...

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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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Soldier Support: Ordering MREs
By | June 10, 2022
Wondering how your unit can order MREs? Here's the lowdown...

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H2F: One-Stop Shop on ATN
By | June 2, 2022
Looking for Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) training resources? We've got you covered...

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Soldier Support: Alert on Rockstar Unplugged!
By | May 25, 2022
Soldiers, here’s an important message! Drinking the new energy drink called Rockstar Unplugged can cause you to test positive for THC. Read on to learn more...

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Publications: Smartbook Serves as Petroleum, Water Guide
By | May 12, 2022
This new smartbook covers fuel and water-related equipment, NSNs and publications, personnel and area requirements and more. Continue on to learn more...

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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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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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AOAP: Temporary Gap in Service and Workarounds
By | March 1, 2022
Starting on Feb 20, 2022, the contract that supports the Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP) will experience a gap in service. Read on to learn more about its impact...

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Camouflage: ULCANS Increment I Debuts Desert/Urban Variant
By | Feb. 14, 2022
In Jan 2021's "Camouflage: ULCANS Increment I Debuts," we informed readers about the Increment I version of ULCANS and its benefits. Since that article appeared, a new two-sided variant has become available: Desert/Urban...

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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, though...like the need for preventive maintenance, and solving perplexing problems, especially when it comes to commo and...

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Soldier Support: ACFT Equipment Set Transfers to DLA
By | Nov. 16, 2021
TACOM is transferring the procurement and management responsibility of the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) equipment set to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support...

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Training: 92W Virtual Resources
By | Nov. 5, 2021
The US Army Quartermaster School’s Petroleum & Water Department (QMS-PWD) has developed training tools via the Army Virtual Learning Environment (AVLE) to enhance the 92W (Water Treatment Specialist) learning experience. To...

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Soldier Support: Grounding and Bonding Info
By | Oct. 7, 2021
Proper grounding and bonding of generators and commo equipment isn’t merely a safety step. It’s a matter of life and death. Read on to learn more...

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H2F: Resources at Your Fingertips
By | Sept. 30, 2021
Check out a milSuite group that’s gathered up plenty of handy resources, including H2F-related publications and regulations. To learn more about what this site offers, read on...

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PS Magazine milSuite Group: A Treasure Trove of Information
By | Sept. 13, 2021
Looking for maintenance information goldmines or super helpful supply support stashes? Our milSuite PS Magazine group is a great place to start...

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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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Training: LandWarNet Offers Many Options
By | Aug. 10, 2021
Have you heard of LandWarNet (LWN) eUniversity? It’s the Army’s one-stop training resource for all things cyber, signal, mission command and information technology...

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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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Water Supply: H2O on the Go!
By | July 2, 2021
You’ve heard the same safety advice ever since you joined the Army—drink lots of water, especially if you’re in full gear and soldiering in the heat. Just a couple of hours out in the sun without enough water will drain your...

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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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National Safety Month Kicks Off
By | June 9, 2021
Not only is June the start of PS’s 70th anniversary, it’s also the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month. Keep reading for a list of tips to prevent accidents before they happen...

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SHARP: Trust is Key to Building Strong Teams
By | May 28, 2021
Creating and maintaining a culture of trust is essential to maintaining mission readiness. When leaders at any level don’t have the trust of their workforce, victims and bystanders typically don’t feel they can speak up...

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Soldier Safety: Wet Bulb Checks Humidity
By | May 26, 2021
Wet bulb thermometers measure relative humidity. Relative humidity is often used with the local temperature to ensure a safe work environment, because humidity affects the body’s ability to cool itself...

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Finding Religious Supplies
By | April 14, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 771 (Feb 17), p. 49. Dear Connie, I need the NSNs for religious furniture like pews, benches and chairs. Can you help? Click MORE to learn Connie's answer...

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Get the Lead Out...Not!
By | April 12, 2021
This article initially appeared in PS 797 (Apr 19), pp. 50-51. One question that comes up is whether it’s OK for Army units to use lead-free solder in electronic repairs or similar applications. The answer may surprise you...

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ASC Materiel Readiness Training Div Offers Virtual Option
By | March 11, 2021
The Army Sustainment Command’s (ASC) Materiel Readiness Training Division (MRTD) offers valuable training on logistics tools, applications and programs in support of Army operations. Its mission is to bridge the gap between...

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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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Publications: Two Fuel System Supply Point TMs
By | Feb. 18, 2021
Fuel system supply point (FSSP) TMs 10-4930-361-10 (Jan 21) and 10-4930-361-23&P (Jan 21) are now available. They cover the 120,000-gal FSSP and the 300,000-gal systems...

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PU-822A/T: Facts on Tongue Jacks
By | Jan. 26, 2021
Dear Half-Mast, I'm looking for the tongue jack for a power plant utility trailer (PU-822A/T). The usable on code (UOC) is 89X. In Fig 20 of the RPTSL in TM 11-6115-742-13&P (May 12), it’s not showing that I can order the...

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ACFT: Hex Bar Replacement
By | Jan. 13, 2021
TACOM has received reports of four hex bar breakages due to poor quality welds. These hex bars are part of the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) equipment set, NSN 7830-01-675-1851, and were produced by Atlantic Diving and...

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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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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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PQAS-E: Component List Changes
By | Dec. 4, 2020
The Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced (PQAS-E), NSN 6640-01-547-1760, component of end items (COEI) list has changed. The table in this article reflects these changes...

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Non-Lethal Capability Set: Things to Remember
By | Dec. 2, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 761, pp. 46-47 (Apr 16). The non-lethal capability set (NLCS) is designed for crowd control. The set costs $1.3 million, so you don’t want its components disappearing...

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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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LADS: Cool Facts for Winter
By | Oct. 13, 2020
As winter approaches and temperatures plunge, it’s time to take action to preserve the laundry advanced system (LADS), NSN 3510-01-463-0114. Click MORE to learn about these cold-weather actions...

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POL: Epoxy-lined Sample Cans
By | Aug. 27, 2020
The NSN for epoxy-lined sample cans, NSN 8110-01-371-8315, has been reinstated. There are now stocks on hand, so units can place orders for petroleum, oils and lubricants (POL) sample cans...

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Air Conditioners: Cool New TM
By | Aug. 6, 2020
TM 11-4120-439-13&P (May 20) is the new operator and field maintenance manual, including repair parts and special tools list (RPSTL), for air conditioner HD-1264/U, NSN 4120-01-651 9326, P/N 63-2833974-1, and air conditioner...

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WH-400 Water Heater: Knock Out Lockout
By | Aug. 6, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 761 (Apr '16), p. 45. The WH-400 water heater works on a simple principle, operators. You turn it on, the fuel valve opens and sprays fuel through the fuel nozzle, and the electrodes...

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Containerized Batch Laundry: No PDISE Needed
By | July 23, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 778 (Sep 17), pp. 50-51. When it comes to powering your containerized batch laundry (CBL), NSNs 3510-01-527-2209 and -2210 (LIN C28019), less is more, operators...

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MTRCS: Slap a Patch on Oil Drain Line
By | July 15, 2020
This Letter to the Editor originally appeared in PS 774 (May 17), pp. 53-54. Dear Editor, we recently received two new multi-temperature refrigerated container systems (MTRCS). We received both the MTRCS01, NSN...

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TPU Fuel Water Separator: Vent Valve NSN
By | July 13, 2020
The manual vent valve on top of the Tank & Pump Unit (TPU) 50 GPM fuel water separator has a new NSN. NSN 4820-01-613-6865 replaces NSN 4820-00-407-2581 in TM 10-4330-232-12&P (Sep 91). Make a note of the change...

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Soldier Support: The Mystery of MREs
By | July 1, 2020
The shelf life for meals, ready-to-eat (MREs) is somewhat of a mystery. Do they ever expire? How can you tell? Is it in the taste? (What taste?) All joking aside, these are valid questions. The Defense Logistics Agency’s...

TMSS: Pinning Down a Problem
By | June 25, 2020
Dear Editor, I’m hoping PS can help with a problem we’re seeing in the field. It’s with the Trailer Mounted Support System (TMSS–Medium) Power Plant, Utility, PU-822A/T, NSN 6115-01-547-6738.The trailer has a lockout pin on...

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Safety: Use Caution When Handling CWCBs
By | June 12, 2020
Commonly used wooden chock blocks pose a health hazard. ​They look like simple, slightly scorched blocks of wood. What danger could there possibly be in handling or using creosote wooden chock blocks (CWCBs)? Plenty, as it...

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Cloth Face Masks Now Available
By | May 19, 2020
With COVID-19 upon us, taking care of your health and the health of your battle buddies means protecting yourself and others while the mission continues. So here’s some good news! The supply system now has 3-ply cloth face...

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Stay Informed About PEO Soldier
By | May 19, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 799  (Jun 19) pp. 20-21. Keeping track of PEO Soldier information and equipment is important. To track the latest and greatest in PEO Soldier, save these social media links...

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Containerized Kitchen: Water Pump NSN Found
By | April 8, 2020
This article initially appeared in PS 778, Page 53. Dear Half-Mast, I have an issue with a water pump that’s not working in my containerized kitchen. Item 5 in Fig 19 of TM 10-7360-226-13&P (Aug 01, w/Ch 4, Mar 07) shows PN...

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T-11R Reserve Parachute Assemblies: Inspect for Defective Pack Trays
By | Feb. 22, 2020
TACOM has issued a ground safety action (GSA) message, GSA #20-008, for T-11R pack trays found with a sticky urethane inner finish coating that sticks to the canopy fabric and netting. Inspection and record reviews reveal the...

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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...

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NCO Guide Updated
By | Jan. 23, 2020
Training Circular (TC) 7-22.7, The Noncommissioned Officer Guide, has been updated for 2020. The 150-page TC covers everything from the history of the NCO corps to present-day concerns, such as property accountability and...

MTRCS NSN: Don’t Get Hosed
By | Dec. 23, 2019
Heeding this article could save your unit an unexpected $1000+ upcharge. Dear Editor, I’m bringing an NSN discrepancy to your attention that we recently discovered on the multi-temperature refrigerated container system...

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TWPS BII Ice Auger NSN
By | Dec. 13, 2019
Order the ice auger that’s part of the basic issue items (BII) for the tactical water purification system (TWPS) with NSN 3820-01-526-2892.  The NSN shown as Item 2 in WP 0045 00-15 of TM 10-4610-309-10 (May 08) brings the...

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Hot Topic: Army Combat Fitness Test Equipment NSNs
By | Dec. 9, 2019
Refer to this chart to keep your Soldiers fit and ready for their Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT). Note that the only approved ACFT equipment set is NSN 7830-01-675-1851...

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FOSH: Taking Ownership of Fuel-burning Heaters
By | Sept. 30, 2019
Dear Editor, as a Power Generation/Environmental Systems LAR, I’m often asked to assist with systems maintained by the 1D, 91C and 91J MOSs (ground support maintainers). Although most fuel-burning heaters are  maintained by...