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Sometimes we get questions about the authority of PS Magazine. It’s an official Army publication that AR 700-138, Army Logistics Readiness and Sustainability (Apr 18), states is:
Intended to enhance materiel readiness by emphasizing preventive maintenance and promoting proper maintenance and supply procedures. Review of PS Magazine will be a regular part of unit readiness initiatives. A reader service is available to answer maintenance and supply questions.
readers can trust the information as authoritative because every article is reviewed and approved by the proponent that oversees that procedure or piece of equipment. So what you read in PS
is what HQDA, AMC, and other commands and authorities want operators, mechanics and supply personnel to know and do in relation to their equipment or tasks.
However, not all of the info or guidance within the publication is deemed mandatory or required. Units must work with limited maintenance budgets. And sometimes we give instructions for making tools or equipment improvements that are great ideas but might exceed that budget or fail to support immediate mission requirements.
Still, as the AR states, units are encouraged to make reading PS Magazine
a regular part of unit readiness initiatives because over its 70-plus years, PS
has a proven track record of helping units improve operational readiness, save money and enhance safety.
For more information about our Reader Service and ways it can help you and your unit, click HERE