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NEWS | Nov. 30, 2023

HMMWV: Does Missing Spare Tire Deadline Vehicle?

BLUF: Missing the spare tire doesn’t make your HMMWV not mission capable (NMC).

8th MP Brigade convoy of HMMWVs
Photo by Spc. Marcus Fichtl

Dear Half-Mast,
Recently, a question came up in the motor pool about the HMMWV. Does a missing spare tire deadline the HMMWV? Everyone in earshot chimed in and we’re split between yes and no.
Can you clarify this for us?

Dear Sergeant,
According to TACOM, a missing spare tire doesn’t make the HMMWV not mission capable (NMC). The commander can deem it a safety deadline if the mission dictates, but there’s not a requirement for a spare tire.
It’s important to note that if you do have a spare tire for your HMMWV, it must match the tires that are mounted on that vehicle.

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