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It's a transportation movement "release".

I have noticed after searching through several back issues of Army Logistician that a certain term has been incorrectly stated (or spelled out) on multiple occasions in your magazine.

The term transportation movement release (TMR) is defined in Field Manual 4-01.30, Movement Control. It is used correctly in "Movement Control in Europe" by Captain John D. Kaylor, Jr. (July-August 1998). However, in several recent articles over the last few years, incorrect usage has gone unnoticed. (See "Using Central Receiving and Shipping Points to Manage Transportation" in the November-December 2007 issue as an example.)

For obvious reasons, many logisticians mistakenly refer to TMRs as "transportation movement requests." One reason why this error is so pervasive (even amongst my fellow transporters) is because the incorrect term has appeared in automated systems like BCS3. It would be unfortunate for the logistician's magazine of record to perpetuate this mistake.

MAJ LOWELL E. HOWARD, Jr.

1ST SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE

FORT RILEY, KS

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Title Annotation:LOG NOTES
Author:Howard, Lowell E., Jr.
Publication:Army Logistician
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jul 1, 2009
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