PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services table lists the inspection and care of your equipment required to keep
it in good operating condition.
OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
The number column of your PMCS is the source for the number used on the TM Number Column on DA Form
The interval column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
Before you operate, always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before (B) PMCS.
While you operate, always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your during (D) PMCS.
After you operate, be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
Do your weekly (W) PMCS once a week.
Do your monthly (M) PMCS once a month.
The procedure column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services. Carefully follow
these instructions. If you do not have the tools or if the procedure tells you to, contact unit maintenance.
If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to the manual trouble-shooting section for possible
problems. Report any malfunctions or failures on the proper DA Form 2404 or refer to DA Pamphlet 738-750.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment is on hand and is
able to perform all its combat missions without further endangering the lives of crew or operators in a
combat environment (See DA PAM 738-750).