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TMs to care for what you wear.

WE ALL KNOW THAT AIRCRAFT, VEHICLES, COMMO AND SMALL ARMS NEED GOOD PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE.

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BUT WHAT ABOUT CLOTHING AND INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT? THEY DESERVE PM, TOO.

SO, BEFORE YOUR BDUS GET ALL RAGGEDY AND YOUR SLEEPING BAG WEARS THIN, MAKE A COMMITMENT TO PRACTICE PM ON YOUR CLOTHING AND INDIVIDUAL GEAR.

START BY ORDERING TWO ESSENTIAL TMs FOR YOU UNIT ...

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* TM 10-8400-201-23, General Repair Procedures for Clothing, has chapters on BDUs (nothing on ACUs yet), caps and hats, cold weather clothing, wet weather parka and trousers, fire retardant clothing and lots more.

* TM 10-8400-203-23, General Repair Procedures for Individual Equipment, covers everything from helmets, body armor and mountaineering gear to cold weather sleeping bags and modular lightweight load-carrying equipment (MOLLE).

YOU'LL FIND THESE TMs BRIMMING WITH PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE INFO, THINGS LIKE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES FOR ...

* INSPECTION

* REPAIR

* CLEANING AND LAUNDERING

THEY ALSO CONTAIN NSNs FOR END ITEMS, COMPONENTS AND REPAIR MATERIALS.

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You'll find these TMs online at the U.S. Army LOGSA electronic technical manuals website: https://logsa.army.mil/etms/online.htm

They're also available on EM 0313. Ask your pubs clerk to order the CD.
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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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