a. Stack screens. The rear section of the tent is 3 feet higher than the front section. This allows
adequate exhausting of hot air from field ranges, during operation, through the stack screens (1 and 2).
b. Stack flaps. Small ventilation flaps (3, 4, and 5) are used for ventilation of the tent when in the open
position. The flaps may be lowered to dose the openings when a blackout condition is being observed or to
keep dust, rain, and snow from inside the tent.
c. Small ventilator screens. Located in the front wall of the service section, the ventilator screen (6),
remains open when the tent is dosed for a blackout condition to provide a draft for proper ventilation of the
d. Wall (awnings), front. The front and side walls (7 and 8) can be guyed out to form awnings for
additional ventilation during hot weather conditions.
e. Wall screen. The wall screen (9) snaps to the tent body and provides an insect proof enclosure when
the walls are raised to form awnings.
f. Screen and serving window. The serving window screen (10) can be opened and rolled up so that
food can transferred from a serving table to individual servings.
g. Slide fasteners. The walls are equipped with eight slide fasteners (11), but when the screen wall is in
place, the slide fastener near the service window provides the only entrance to the tent.
SECTION II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
2.3 GENERAL. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) means systematic caring, inspecting,
are servicing of equipment to keep it in good condition and to prevent breakdowns. As the tent operator, your
a. Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you use the tent. Always do your PMCS in the same order,
so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some practice, you'll quickly spot anything wrong.
b. Do your BEFORE (B) PMCS just before you use the tent. Pay attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs,
c. Do your DURING (D) PMCS while you use the tent. During operation means to check the tent and its
relate components while it is being used. Pay attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTEs.
d. Do your AFTER (A) PMCS right after using the tent. Pay attention to WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and
e. Do your WEEKLY (W) PMCS once a week.
f. Do your MONTHLY (M) PMCS once a month.
g. Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that you
discover before, during, or after operation, unless you can fix them. You DO NOT need to record faults that
h. Be prepared to assist unit maintenance when they lubricate the tent slide fasteners. Perform any
other service when required by unit maintenance.