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NEWS | July 21, 2022

Publications: FAM Chart Update Info

Various military vehicles
Photo by Sgt. Edward Lee
Dear Half-Mast,

I have two questions about publications. First, I’m in the process of updating my section’s familiarization (FAM) chart. Is there anywhere to get a list of all the publications I’ll need to update the FAM chart accurately?

Second, when it comes to publications, do we need the physical copies, the digital copies or a mixture of both?
Dear SGT B.R.,

To answer your first question, you’ll need to request a Publications Tailored Index Listing (PTIL). The PTIL is a record of every Department of the Army technical and equipment publication an individual unit should have on hand to inventory, operate and maintain all equipment found in its modified table of organization and equipment (MTOE), as well as any not-authorized but on-hand equipment listed on its property book. We recently ran an article about requesting a PTIL. You can read it HERE.
To answer the question about the publications library, the choice to stock digital or physical TMs is up to your unit. There was an article posted to the PS website earlier this year with instructions to get both physical and digital copies of the publications your section needs. Read it HERE.
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