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NEWS | Nov. 15, 2022

Cold Weather: Some Must-Read PS Articles to Prepare, Plan & Train

25th Infantry Division demonstrates driving techniques in a small unit support vehicle (SUSV)
Photo by Sgt. Brian Ragin
Updated 15 Nov 2022

Warfighters, here's the cold truth: it’s time to gear up and prepare for the many challenges of cold weather, not to mention the hazards of winter driving.

Prepare yourself and your equipment for cold weather. Start looking at your TMs now to ensure you know how to winterize your equipment.

Plan on maintenance taking longer when you’re in a field environment because you’re wearing extra clothing like gloves and parkas. Plan on it taking longer to travel due to ice and snow, too.

Train your Soldiers because once you're on a mission and have to stop to put on tire chains and they don't know how, or even worse, failed to pack them, it's too late.

Survive winter by preparing, planning and training. We’ve collected some PS Magazine articles to help you do just that. Check in again later because we’ll add more topics as they become available:

Aircraft Cold Weather Care

UAS: Cold Weather Tips

UAS: Protect Gray Eagle Aircraft from Cold

Black Hawk: Arctic Maintenance Care in Alaska

Fly High with Cold Weather PM

Winning the Cold War

The Cold Hard Facts

Cold Weather Fuel Sampling
M777A2 Towed Howitzer: Don't Let Cold Weather Chill Fire Missions

M2/M3 Series Bradleys: Don't Wait for Cold to Check Heater

Cleats Keep You Moving

M1096A1 Paladin: A Hot Start on a Cold Day

M109A6: Clearing the Air

M119A2 Towed Howitzer: Keep Firing in the Cold

M777A2 Towed Howitzer: Cold Weather Can Cause Leaks

M1 Series Tanks: Setting the Cam for Cold

Stryker: Stop Heater Meltdowns Cold

Personnel Heaters: All Heaters Aren't Alike

A20 Personnel Heater: Hot Tips to Keep Out the Cold

Freeze Out Air Filter Damage
FMTV: Prep Shackles for the Winter

HMMWV: New Winter Tire Assembly

Tactical Vehicles: Don’t Make Winter Driving a Chilling Experience

HMMWV: Winter Tires

M915A3 Tractor Truck, M872A4 Semitrailer: Update for Winter Tires

Winter Storms: Are You Ready Or Not?

M149A2, M1112: Water Trailer Tank Heater

M1142 TFFT: Don’t Get Left in the Cold

M1117 ASV: Cold Weather Preventive Maintenance

Tactical Wheeled-Vehicles: Safe Slave Starting

M149-Series, M1112 Water Trailers: Prevent Frozen Tanks

HMMWV: Preparing for Winter Driving

Corrosion: Cleaning is Key to Prevention

For more cold weather tips, winter driving safety info, cold weather training, and drivers training videos visit the US Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC) at:
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