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NEWS | July 7, 2023

Corrosion: Training the Basics

BLUF: This "corrosion basics" slide presentation offers a template for corrosion training.

34th Red Bull Infantry Division clean HMMWV
Photo by Sgt. Bill Boecker

Maintenance leaders, the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG)-Miami created an excellent PowerPoint presentation on corrosion basics that PS thought worthwhile to pass along.
While the presentation focuses on weapons, the basic corrosion information applies to most vehicles and equipment. The slides are good training material as they are, or you can use them as a template and tailor them to your unit’s specific needs.
The presentation covers:
  •  Why the Army cares about corrosion
  •  Corrosion basic info
  •  Corrosion prevention
  •  Corrosion mitigation
  •  Contact info
  •  Additional resources and references
Note that these slides don’t include non-metallic (e.g., hydraulic hoses, tires etc.) info or any discussion on CARC spot painting. For that, see TM 43-0242, Chemical Agent Resistant Coating Spot Painting for Army Ground Equipment. See also our article on CARC spot painting videos HERE.
Have your CAC handy and click HERE to download a copy of the USAG-Miami Basic Corrosion Course for Operators—Weapons.
Additionally, for aviation and missile-related corrosion information, check out our article on AMCOM’s corrosion website HERE. And check out our article about TACOM’s corrosion prevention and control (CPC) website HERE.
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