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SECM: Toolbox NSN Help
By | Aug. 16, 2023
There’s a reason you might be having trouble finding the NSNs and PNs for the SECM roadside and pass side boxes. Read on to find out why...

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Ground Vehicles: Electrical Terminal NSNs
By | July 26, 2023
This article initially appeared in PS 549 (Aug 98), p.58. Warfighters, get an electrical terminal kit with NSN 5940-00-525-0907 or just replace the terminals that you are low on. Get the terminal NSNs here...

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M1022-Series Dolly Set Mobilizer: Tire and Wheel Assembly NSN
By | May 10, 2023
Maintainers, the current TM for the M1022-series dolly set mobilizer doesn’t include the NSN for the tire and wheel assembly. Get it here...

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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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Tools: DeWALT Miter Saw Recall
By | May 3, 2023
Follow the detailed instructions on how to replace your DeWALT® miter saw’s plastic rear guard assembly. Before and after operation, make it a point to always inspect your saw for any damage. Keep reading the full story...

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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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AH-64D/E: Don't Use Unauthorized Tool
By | Sept. 30, 2022
When it comes to Apache maintenance, the only tools authorized for use are those called out in TM maintenance procedures. Locally fabricated tools can cause more damage than they prevent. Read on for more information...

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Aviation Tools: Hammers and Mallets Are NOT One-Size-Fits-All
By | July 21, 2022
Mechanics, when grabbing a tool -- such as a hammer or mallet -- for maintenance, make sure to use the right tool to perform the task the right way. Keep reading to learn more...

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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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SATS: NSNs for Sliding Platform Assemblies
By | March 14, 2022
Order the upper-rail sliding assembly for the generator’s platform in the Standard Automotive Tool Set (SATS) with...

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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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SATS Trailer: Door and ECU Panel Parts
By | Aug. 26, 2021
Dear Half-Mast, I’m looking for the NSN to a door handle for the side generator access panel on the SATS trailer. I also need the NSN for the thumbscrew that's attached to the panel on the ECU. Can you help?...

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Tools: Corrosion Mobile Work Center Kit Discrepancy
By | July 30, 2021
Soldiers, if your unit has a corrosion mobile work center, NSN 4130-01-531-6862, you’ve probably ordered the posi-vac starter kit, NSN 4130-01-458-8324. If you ordered the kit between May 2019 and April 2021, make sure you...

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Tools: Digital Dial Indicator Calibration Help
By | July 12, 2021
Dear Half-Mast, My unit has a Fowler ® Indi-X Blue ® digital dial indicator (model #54-520-250-0) that comes in a tool kit manufactured by Debolt Machine, Incorporated. We use the indicator to measure the play on the FMTV...

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TMDE: Job Aid for Support Coordinator Training
By | July 7, 2021
If you’re a TMDE support coordinator who’s been trying to find the latest information on your associated duties, you can stop your search. This article provides a job aid provided by the US Army TMDE Activity (USATA) Lab...

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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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FRS: Regulator Valve NSN
By | June 21, 2021
Soldiers, if you’re trying to order regulator valve, NSN 4820-01-480-6647, for your forward repair shelter (FRS), you’ll notice in FED LOG that the part has an acquisition advice code (AAC) of Y (item discontinued without a...

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FRS: Ordering Engine Components
By | May 26, 2021
Soldiers, you may have a hard time identifying engine parts for your M7 Forward Repair System (FRS), NSN 4940-01-533-1621, because some parts aren’t listed in TM 9-4940-568-24P (Jan 08, w/Ch 1, Jul 11)...

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SECM: Ordering Air Compressors
By | May 12, 2021
Soldiers, there’s some good information for you when ordering air compressors for your heavy Shop Equipment, Contact Maintenance (SECM), NSN 4940-01-333-8470 or NSN 4940-01-333-8471, and light SECM, NSN 4940-01-548-9064...

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By | May 4, 2021
Soldiers, make a note of the following basic issue item (BII) NSNs for the standard automotive tool set (SATS), one for the work bench and the other for tripod lights...

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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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SATS: Different Generators?
By | Dec. 9, 2020
Dear Half-Mast, My repair facility received several Standard Automotive Tool Sets (SATS), NSN 4910-01-490-6453, to inventory them and order missing parts. One of the SATS has a Northern Lights ® generator, model...

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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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SATS: Don’t Let Mold Take Hold
By | March 12, 2020
Standard automotive tool set (SATS)Finding mold in your standard automotive tool set (SATS) is a nasty surprise. It can cause respiratory problems and damage equipment. Here’s how to prevent mold from taking hold in your...

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M1087A1 Expansible Van: Keep Floor Tracks Clear and Free
By | Feb. 11, 2020
When extending or compressing your M1087A1 van, make sure there isn’t any dirt or debris in the floor tracks. Extending or compressing the van while the floor tracks are blocked can seriously damage the van...

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TMDE: Changing GCSS-Army Verification Dates Threatens Safety, Reliability
By | Jan. 30, 2020
Some support units and TMDE discovered Soldiers who go into GCSS-Army and change the verification dates for weapons, night vision equipment and diagnostic equipment...

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SATS: Enjoy a SATS Parts Treasure Hunt!
By | Aug. 27, 2019
In a tool set as huge as the standard auto tool set (SATS), it’s sometimes hard to find tool and parts NSNs. Here’s a roundup of recent answers to PS reader questions on SATS NSNs:...