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NEWS | Nov. 23, 2022

Combat Vehicles: Don’t Overlook BII, COEI

BLUF: COEI and BII are important parts of vehicle and unit readiness.
Stryker armored vehicles sit in the motor pool
Photo by Charles Rosemond

This article initially appeared in PS 762 (May 16), p 1.
When your unit is training for a big exercise, like a rotation at the National Training Center (NTC), or deploying overseas, details matter.
One detail that matters a lot is making sure vehicles have all the required components of end items (COEI) and basic issue items (BII). If vehicles lack these items, crews won’t be able to do proper maintenance during their rotation.
Vehicles that don’t get PM break down. That means field training is interrupted, NTC rotations are hindered, or missions don’t have needed equipment.
Replace missing items right away. Remember, -10 TMs are part of each vehicle’s BII and are just as important as any tool.

Paying attention to details will keep your vehicles running and unit readiness high!
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