Do it by the book ... But make sure the book's right.When it comes to operating and maintaining your equipment, improvising or working from memory is not recommended. It's too easy to get things wrong or forget something, which could result in equipment failure. That's never fun, especially in combat!
Operating and maintaining equipment should be done by the book--the technical manuals. The TMs guide you through PMCS PMCS PMC Sierra (stock symbol)
PMCS Project Management Control System
PMCS partial mission-capable, supply (US DoD)
PMCS Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services
PMCS Professional Military Comptroller School , troubleshooting, repairs, and part NSNs. You can't miss by following the TM ... unless the TM is out-of-date.
TMs change. Procedures and NSNs are updated. If your TM is out-of-date, your maintenance is out-of-date.
Many units are using old TMs and don't realize it. Deployments have messed up their pubs accounts and they're no longer receiving the latest pubs.
But it's easy to get your TMs straight. LOGSA's Equipment Oriented o·ri·ent
1. Orient The countries of Asia, especially of eastern Asia.
a. The luster characteristic of a pearl of high quality.
b. A pearl having exceptional luster.
3. Publications Database can give you a complete list of what pubs you need for your equipment and what the current edition of each pub is. Contact them at DSN DSN - Digital Switched Network 645-9845, (256) 955-9845 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org An Internet address domain name for a military agency. See Internet address.
(networking) mil - The top-level domain for entities affiliated with US armed forces. Be sure to include your UIC UIC University of Illinois at Chicago
UIC Underground Injection Control
UIC Union of Islamic Courts
UIC United Industrial Corporation
UIC Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer (International Union of Railways) .
You can also access the latest TM edition on LOGSA's electronic technical manual site: https://www.logsa.army.mil/etms/online.htm
It has current versions of most of the Army's TMs. You will need to apply for a most of the TMs.
Stay up-to-date with your pubs so your equipment stays up-to-date with PM.