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Unit Armorer Sustainment Training: 

Unit Armorer Sustainment Training 21st TSC G4 MAIT


Welcome Must be assigned as unit armorer or assistant armorer. Course not designed to certify you as a qualified armorer. Designed to refresh requirements and PMCS/Services.

The M.A.I.T.: 

The M.A.I.T. Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team. Retired Military with more then 100 years of experience collectively

Course Objective: 

Course Objective To provide sustainment training for unit armorer’s and assistant armorer’s. Review Physical Security Requirements and Forms. Review POF and Ammunition Requirements. Review PMCS and Service Requirements.

Arms Room Construction: 

Arms Room Construction Verified by qualified engineer personnel. Statements prepared on DA Form 4064-R. Indicate highest construction category (Class I, II, III, IV AA&E). Affixed on inside wall Revalidated by engineer personnel every 5 years. AR 190-11 Feb 1998

Arms Room Personnel: 

Arms Room Personnel Commanders will determine the reliability and trustworthiness of personnel before they are assigned duties involving control of AA&E. (Para 2-11) Continued evaluation of AA&E personnel. Repeated every 3 years. AR 190-11 Feb 1998

Required Forms and Regulations: 

Required Forms and Regulations SF 702 (Security Container Check Sheet) DA Form 4930-R (Alarm Intrusion Detection Record) DA Form 5513-R (Key Control Register and Inventory) DA Form 3749 (Equipment Receipt) DA Form 7281-R (Security Screening and Evaluation Record)

Required Forms and Regulations: 

AE Form 190-13l (Issue of Weapon and Ammunition) Not Intended to be used to replace applicable regulations! AE Form 190-13H (G) Personnel/Vehicle Record of Admission (Obsolete Not replaced) Required Forms and Regulations

Access Control (AR 190-11): 

Access Control (AR 190-11) Unaccompanied Access. (Persons authorized access without escort.) Accompanied Access. (Authorized Access only with escort.)

Key and Lock Control (AR 190-11): 

Key and Lock Control (AR 190-11) Padlocks and keys Inventoried semiannually. Inventory records maintained for 1 year. Authorized personnel to sign for keys. After duty hours location for storing keys. (Unit safe, Higher HQ, MP station) Storage Container for arms room keys. (minimum: 20 gauge steel with 200 series lock)

Inventory and Accountability: 

Inventory and Accountability Monthly Serial Number Inventories. Person may not be involved with arms room. Armorer may not conduct inventory. 1LT or above, NCO: SFC and above. Same person cannot conduct inventory two months consecutively. Maintained 2 years (no discrepancies) 4 years with discrepancies). (AR 190-11 Chap 6).

Inventory and Accountability: 

Inventory and Accountability PHRH has direct responsibility for property. Hand receipts required whenever property book or durable items are issued. When end item issued on a change document has component shortages, a shortage annex is prepared. Signature establishes direct responsibility. Inventory must be conducted when hand receipt holder is replaced. Temporary hand receipt holder appointed for extended periods of leave (excess of 30 days). Joint inventory conducted upon departure and return.

Inventory and Accountability: 

Inventory and Accountability Any component shortages must be recorded and placed on order. Use hand receipt annex to record shortages. Document number of requests for shortages included in block ‘b’ of DA Form 2062. Assure items are on order, simplify reconciliation. Accepts responsibility for end item and component by signing the component hand receipt. Preparer keeps copy, sub-hand receipt holder keeps file copy. Keep current. Post changes as they occur or use change document.

Weapon Control: 

Weapon Control Must be on Master Authorization List (MAL). Issued with DA Form 3749, AE Form 190-13I, or DA Form 2062. Individuals may only sign for their assigned weapon. < 24 hours, issued on AE Form 190-13I. > 24 hours, on DA Form 3749 required. Crew served weapons: designated crew member.

Ammunition Storage USAREUR Reg 385-64: 

Ammunition Storage USAREUR Reg 385-64 Risk Assessment prior to storing Ammo. Coordinated with BSB, ASG safety, logistics, security, fire protection and surveillance personnel. Copy posted in Arms Room, reviewed annually.

Ammunition Storage USAREUR Reg 385-64: 

HAZMAT symbols displayed. Licensed by ASG, BSB safety manager. > 50 km from ASP / AHA …up to seven days. <50 km from ASP / AHA … Kept overnight, when necessary over a weekend, but not more than 72 hours. Ammunition Storage USAREUR Reg 385-64

Ammunition Storage USAREUR Reg 385-64: 

21st TSC G1 Safety Website http://www.21tsc.army.mil/aerpe/Safety%20Page%20-%20Modified/Index.htm AMI required annually by USAREUR AMI Checklist: http://www.osc.army.mil/ib/ibq/surv/gen/survinfo.htm Use checklist to compare yourself to standards. Mr. James Barton III, Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance)DSN (314) 484-7319 Ammunition Storage USAREUR Reg 385-64

P.O.F. Requirements AE 190-13 Para 3-23: 

P.O.F. Requirements AE 190-13 Para 3-23 Establish quantity and types of POF stored. Post policy and host-nation ownership info on unit bulletin board. All privately owned weapons registered with USAREUR central registry (AE Reg 190-6). Secured in approved arms room and approved locked container separated from other AA&E. Monthly inventory as military AA&E. DA Form 3749 issued for each POF in arms room.

P.O.F. Requirements AE Reg 190-13: 

P.O.F. Requirements AE Reg 190-13 When stored in arms room, must be able to be inventoried by serial number. Tagged to show: Name, Grade, SSAN, DEROS, Make, Caliber or Gauge, Serial Number of Weapon, Registration Number, Expiration of Registration. (AE Reg 190-6 Para 15[2]) Withdraw POF and ammunition only with commander approval. Approval to withdraw only if individual has: Waffenbezitkarte (German Weapons Permit). Shipping weapon back to CONUS. Intends to sell, transfer, or dispose of weapon.

NVD Requirements AE Reg 190-13: 

NVD Requirements AE Reg 190-13 Cabinets meet same criteria as those used to store arms inside arms room. NVD cabinet keys must be controlled at all times. Maintained and issued separately from other keys.

NVD/GPS Security AE Reg 190-13: 

NVD/GPS Security AE Reg 190-13 At minimum, stored in secure structure complying with AR 190-51 Appendix B. Segregated from other items using approved metal wall lockers, security cabinets, or caging. Material => 6 gauge cold-drawn steel, steel wire mesh (grid not more then 2 inches center to center. Bolts welded or peened. Anchored to the floor. Extend to ceiling or have a top.

Security of Bayonets: 

Security of Bayonets Sealed or locked footlocker or container inside unit arms room. Copy of inventory must be placed inside container before sealing it. Original kept in inventory records. Inventoried monthly with weapons.

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

References: 29 CFR 1910.1200, OSHA General Industry Standards, Subpart 2 Army Regulation 385-10 AE Regulation 385-10 AE 385-10 provides guidance for the implementation of the Hazard Communication Standard in USAREUR. HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

Education and Training. All military and civilian personnel exposed to hazardous chemicals or materials will receive HAZCOM briefings from the BSB safety office or the unit representatives. Supervisors will brief workers on hazards and HAZCOM procedures in the workplace. Training will be documented on DD Form 1556. HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

Written Hazard Communication Program Program at the unit level will include as a minimum: Labeling and warning sign procedures. Location and use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Soldiers and civilians training on hazardous chemicals in the workplace and use of the MSDS. HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

Supervisor Responsibilities: Hazard chemical/material inventory. Hazard chemical labeling. Workplace assessment to determine those personnel who work with or are exposed to hazardous material or chemicals. Ensure personnel receive HAZCOM briefings (App. A, AE 385-10). HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

Labeling. All containers must be labeled. If labels are defaced or removed, containers must be relabeled immediately. Exception: Small quantities intended for immediate use, under the constant control of the intended user. Container cannot be left unattended or be transferred to another party. HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) 29CFR1910.1200 (g). Required for each hazardous chemical used in the workplace. Not required for cleaning products when they are used in normal quantities for their intended purposes. Must be in English-additional copies may be provided in other languages. Specific MSDS for each product. HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) 29CFR1910.1200 (g). Must be readily available in the workplace. Readily Available? No barriers to access - real or perceived. Computers may be used if ALL personnel are trained and capable or retrieving the data. Must have a backup if PC fails. Available at all times when personnel are working. HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard

HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard: 

General Safety Guidance: Storage: Maintain only the minimum required amount of hazardous materials. Obtain the MSDS for every hazardous material. This is required for safe handling, usage, storage, and waste disposal. Segregate hazardous material storage by hazard type and as recommended on the MSDS. (flammable, corrosive, etc.) HAZCOM Hazard Communication Standard





Publications Army and USAREUR Regulations: 

AR/AE Sup 750-1, Army Materiel Maintenance Policy and Retail Maintenance Operations. DA Pam 750-1, Leaders Unit Maintenance Handbook. *DA Pam 738-750, Functional Users Manual for The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS). * Use is required by AR 750-1 hence, procedures contained in this reference is REGULATORY! Publications Army and USAREUR Regulations


Army and USAREUR Regulations incl, Supplement and Pam Technical Manual (TM) - PMCS Tables - Troubleshooting Tables - Lubrication Instructions - Maintenance Allocation Charts Technical Bulletin (TB) (TB 43-PS-XXX) Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) Publications Resources (DA PAM 25-30, ETMs, etc.) Publications Related to PMCS


Technical Bulletins generally provide information on a specific subject for equipment or item, it may authorize certain maintenance actions, and give advance information on future publication changes. PS Magazine (TB 43-PS-xxx) Publications TB Summary *Use is required by AR 750-1 therefore, procedures in these references are REGULATORY!


What is a SOP? An SOP formally describes the way a unit performs it’s mission. It is the commanders policy on unit procedures and policies. It is the lowest form of a regulation. Sample Unit Physical Security SOP at Appendix C, AE Reg 190-13. Publications SOP


TM 9-1005-213-10 = Operator/crew only TM 9-1005-319-23&P = Maintenance and Parts TM 9-2320-280-10HR = Hand Receipts Publications TM Suffix codes Examples: 13&P = Crew/Operator, Organizational, and Direct Support Maintenance and Parts 24P = Organizational, Direct Support, and General Support, Parts Only TM 9-1005-213-23&P


Publications TM number Explanation


10 Operator/Crew 20 Organizational (Unit mechanics) 30 Direct Support 40 General Support 50 Depot Support Examples: 12 = Crew/Operator and Organizational Maintenance 23 = Organizational and Direct Support Maintenance 13 = Crew/Operator, Organizational and Direct Support Maintenance Publications TM number Explanation


The application of the maintenance functions to the end item or component will be consistent with the capacities and capabilities of the designated maintenance levels, which are shown on the MAC in column (4) as: Publications Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) Levels Categories Unit - two sub columns C (operator/crew ) O (unit) Direct Support F General Support H Depot D


Column 1 identifies the group to which the component is assigned.


Column 2 identifies the component/assembly in question, i.e. The assembly is Carrying Handle Assembly and the component is the Rear Sight Assembly


Column 3 shows the action performed. See the MAC chart introduction for detailed explanations


Column 4 shows the maintenance category/level and the man-hour times. See the MAC chart introduction for detailed explanations


Column 5 shows the tools and equipment codes and indicates the tools needed for a designated function. See See the MAC chart introduction for detailed explanations and section III for the tool and test equipment requirement listing.


This column, when applicable contain a letter code, alphabetical order which is keyed to the Remarks in Section IV.


This code is recorded in Column 6, Section II of the MAC Chart


This column lists information pertinent to the maintenance function being performed as indicated in Section II of the MAC Chart.


The Army has one maintenance standard. The maintenance standard is based on TM 10 and 20–series, PMCS. This standard applies to all equipment except training aids PMCS is performed in order to identify and correct faults, and perform required services on all assigned equipment. AR 750-1, Para 3-13-2a&b PMCS PMCS Standard

PMCS Requirements : 

PMCS Requirements All items requiring periodic services must be in ULLS-G. Periodic Service Schedule List from ULLS-G Clerk or Motor Sergeant. ULLS-G must be used when available. (AR 750-1)

PMCS Requirements : 

PMCS Requirements Status symbols used for weapons maintenance. (- / X X -Last Name Initial). DA Form 5988-E. Recording operator/crew PMCS. One DA Form 5988-E for each weapon service. DA Form 5990-E Work Order Request. Ten like items may placed on same work request. Conducting Periodic Services and Annual Gauging.


Weapon is NMCS if annual gauging is not performed!


Both barrels MUST be submitted for gauging. Ensure Both Barrels are tagged with serial number of receiver.


Usable On Code (UOC) identifies different models covered by the TM. } {

Job Ordering Weapons To DSU : 

Job Ordering Weapons To DSU Weapons meet 10/20 standard. Clean and inspect before taking them to support. Weapon is completely assembled. Weapon tagged with unit number, serial number, POC, and job order number.

Job Ordering Weapons To DSU : 

Job Ordering Weapons To DSU Take both barrels for M2, M240B, and M249 machine guns. Ensure you have proper signatures on work order. Don’t turn in more then 10 work orders per day unless pre-approved. For gauging, don’t put more then 10 LIKE weapons on DA Form 5990. List serial numbers in ‘Remarks’ section.

PLL Ordering Parts : 

PLL Ordering Parts Essential repair parts that keep the unit’s critical equipment operational. Commander is the approving authority for PLL. All repair parts are serviceable; authorized quantities are on-hand or valid request. Preclude waste of valuable resources. PLL is kept to support 15 days operations. Order service parts ahead of time (by admin number).

PLL Ordering Parts : 

PLL Ordering Parts Ordering Parts…Parts Manuals for items needed. (SMR codes, Useable On Codes, Quantity Required, Priority). Parts ordered for each weapon separately. Coordination with PLL Clerk/Motor Sergeant. Post-Post transactions.


Know which Group Number the item belongs to. The Item Number used to identify item in the group illustration.


SMR Code as described in the following breakout


Stocked Items. Use NSN to Order.


Part of Kit, cannot order separately.


Must be made from bulk material.


Items beginning with ‘X”


Authorized to Use and Repair 3rd Position: Lowest level to remove, replace and use an end item.


4rd Position: Lowest level to perform all repair functions.


5th Position: Disposition Action on Unserviceable Items.


The NSN column displays the National Stock Number of the Item.


The CAGEC column shows the assigned code. (Contractor And Government Entity Code)


The Part Number column shows the item part number The Part Number shows the manufacturer assigned number


The Item Description and Usable On Code (UOC)


The Qty column shows how many are required for the figure.

Common Mistakes on DA Form 5988-E: 

Common Mistakes on DA Form 5988-E

DA Form 5988-E: 

DA Form 5988-E

DA Form 5988-E: 

DA Form 5988-E

DA Form 5988-E: 

DA Form 5988-E

DA Form 5988-E: 

DA Form 5988-E Make sure you have the correct publications with current changes and dates.

DA Form 5988-E: 

DA Form 5988-E

DA Form 5988-E: 

Parts Received, Not Installed DA Form 5988-E

DA Form 5988-E: 

Priority Abuse, Equipment Not NMCS DA Form 5988-E

“I’m Not Getting My Parts” : 

“I’m Not Getting My Parts”


Getting Parts Status Go To G4 USAREUR (https://www.g4.hqusareur.army.mil/) “DCS G4 Extranet” Log on (AKO password) - “Info Store” (top tabs) - “Due in Higher SOS” -Enter Document Number - Scroll down and scan supporting unit (29SPTGRP) for the supporting unit DODAC with a julian date the same or a couple of days later than the requesting unit document date. - Record the supporting unit full Doc# (includes DODAC) - Return to LOGSA “Parts Tracker”


Other SSA parts availability Go To G4 USAREUR (https://www.g4.hqusareur.army.mil/) “DCS G4 Extranet” Log on (AKO password) - “Info Store” (top tabs) - “Custodial ABF Search by NIIN” -Enter NIIN - Scroll down and scan the On Hand Quantities, noting the “RIC” and condition codes - Go back to the search screen - use the drop down box to ID unit by RIC


Publications Resources Publication Sites http://www.logsa.army.mil/pubs.htm


Publications Resources Publication Sites http://www.usapa.army.mil/


Publications Resources Publication Sites

DA Form 5988 Practical Exercise: 

DA Form 5988 Practical Exercise Let’s See What We Learned….


You are conducting a quarterly service on an M16A2. Use the appropriate TM to conduct the Service. During the PMCS the following faults were noted. Annotate the discrepancies on DA Form 5988-E. Weapon dirty Finish worn, less then 1/3 Rear receiver pin loose. Charging handle does not lock in place. Forward assist slips Bolt ring missing, bolt face pitted. Firing pin bent Sling swivel Fails function check Annual gauging is overdue PMCS PE

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