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NEWS | Nov. 1, 2021

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
 
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:
 
GENERAL
   
AVIATION

All Aircraft: Cold Weather Prep, Icing and Winter Hazards
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2863187/all-aircraft-cold-weather-prep-icing-and-winter-hazards/
All Aircraft: Be Prepared for Cold Weather
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2820472/all-aircraft-be-prepared-for-cold-weather/
Aircraft Cold Weather Care
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2522704/aircraft-cold-weather-care/
UAS: Cold Weather Tips
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2462513/uas-cold-weather-tips/
UAS: Protect Gray Eagle Aircraft from Cold
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2027310/uas-protect-gray-eagle-aircraft-from-cold/
Black Hawk: Arctic Maintenance Care in Alaska
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2177244/black-hawk-arctic-maintenance-care-in-alaska/
Fly High with Cold Weather PM
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2000/576/576-38-42.pdf
Winning the Cold War
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2000/577/577-36-37.pdf
The Cold Hard Facts
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2010/697/697-38-40.pdf
Cold Weather Fuel Sampling
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2007/660/660-36.pdf
 
COMBAT VEHICLES
 
M777A2 Towed Howitzer: Don't Let Cold Weather Chill Fire Missions
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2864601/m777a2-towed-howitzer-dont-let-cold-weather-chill-fire-missions/
M2/M3 Series Bradleys: Don't Wait for Cold to Check Heater
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2011/708/708-06-07.pdf
Cleats Keep You Moving

https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2012/711/711-04-05.pdf
M1096A1 Paladin: A Hot Start on a Cold Day
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2008/672/672-04-05.pdf
M109A6: Clearing the Air
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2011/708/708-09.pdf
M119A2 Towed Howitzer: Keep Firing in the Cold
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2010/696/696-08-09.pdf
M777A2 Towed Howitzer: Cold Weather Can Cause Leaks
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2010/686/686-08.pdf
M1 Series Tanks: Setting the Cam for Cold
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2011/708/708-08.pdf
Stryker: Stop Heater Meltdowns Cold
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2013/733/733-07.pdf
Personnel Heaters: All Heaters Aren't Alike
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2008/672/672-08.pdf
A20 Personnel Heater: Hot Tips to Keep Out the Cold
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2014/737/737-05.pdf
Freeze Out Air Filter Damage
https://www.logsa.army.mil/psmag/archives/PS2014/743/743-04.pdf
 
CONSTRUCTION
 
SMALL ARMS
   
SOLDIER SUPPORT
 
TACTICAL VEHICLES
 
Winter Storms: Are You Ready Or Not?
https://www.logsa.army.mil/web2/archive/PS2018/792/792-12.pdf
M149A2, M1112: Water Trailer Tank Heater

https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2381536/m149a2-m1112-water-trailer-tank-heater/
M1142 TFFT: Don’t Get Left in the Cold
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2417823/m1142-tfft-dont-get-left-in-the-cold/
M1117 ASV: Cold Weather Preventive Maintenance
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2475862/m1117-asv-cold-weather-preventive-maintenance/
Tactical Wheeled-Vehicles: Safe Slave Starting
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2538829/tactical-wheeled-vehicles-safe-slave-starting/
M149-Series, M1112 Water Trailers: Prevent Frozen Tanks
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2500238/m149-series-m1112-water-trailers-prevent-frozen-tanks/
HMMWV: Preparing for Winter Driving
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2438759/hmmwv-preparing-for-winter-driving/
Corrosion: Cleaning is Key to Prevention
https://www.psmagazine.army.mil/News/Article/2863112/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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