SECTION VI. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
4-20. ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
a. Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a shortage of
maintenance effort exists. Items should be in mission readiness within 24 hours or within the time factors as determined
by the directing authority. During the storage period appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
b. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
should be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and all Modification Work Orders (MWO's)
should be applied.
c. Storage site selection. Inside storage is preferred for items selected for administrative storage. If inside storage
is not available, trucks, vans, convex containers and other containers may be used.
4-21. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT. Prepare the equipment for movement as described in
paragraph 28. Preservation, packaging, and packing of military supplies and equipment are described in TM 38-230-2.
Be sure the storage location is on firm, level ground and at a well drained site.
Store the equipment in a building, shed, or under cover. If the equipment is to be stored outside, place on a pallet or
planking; place a canvas tarp or waterproof cover over it.
4-22. PACKING FOR SHIPMENT. If available, use packing materials and shipping cartons in which the
equipment was received, or similar material.