2.4 PMCS PROCEDURFS.
a. Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, Table 2-1, lists inspections and care required to keep
your tent in good operating condition. It is set up so you can make your BEFORE (B) OPERATION checks as
you walk around the tent.
b. The "ITEM NO." column is used to record the results of checks/services on DA Form 2404.
c. The "INTERVAL" column of Table 2-1 tells you when to do a certain check or service.
d. The "PROCEDURE" column of Table 2-1 tells you how to do required checks and services. Carefully
follow these instructions. If you do not have tools, or if the procedure tells you to, notify your supervisor.
Terms "ready/available" and "mission capable" refer to same status: Equipment is
on hand and ready to perform its combat missions. (See DA Pam 738-750)
e. The "NOT FULLY MISSION CAPABLE IF:" column in Table 2-1 tells you when your tent is
nonmission capable and why the tent cannot be used.
f. If the tent does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3, Section II, Operator Troubleshooting.
g. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 IMMEDIATELY and report it
to your supervisor.
h. When you check for "operating condition," you look at the component to see if its serviceable.
2.5 CLEANING AGENTS.
DO NOT use diesel fuel, gasoline, or benzene (benzol) for cleaning
DO NOT SMOKE when using cleaning solvent. NEVER USE IT NEAR AN OPEN FLAME.
Be sure there is a fire extinguisher nearby and use cleaning solvent only in well ventilated
places. Flash point of solvent is 138F (60C).
USE CAUTION when using cleaning solvents. Cleaning solvents evaporate quickly and
can irritate exposed skin If solvents contact skin. In cold weather, contact of exposed skin
with cleaning solvents can cause frostbite.
When cleaning tentage, DO NOT use a high pressure water supply system.
Damage to tent materials or other components may result.
Only use those authorized cleaning solvents or agents listed in Appendix F.