Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
a. Before You Operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before (B) PMCS.
b. While You Operate. Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your during (D) PMCS.
c. After You Operate. Be sure to perform your after (A) PMCS.
d. If Your Equipment Fails To Operate. Troubleshoot using proper equipment. Report any deficiencies using proper
forms. Refer to DA Pam 738-750.
2-3. PMCS PROCEDURES
a. The PMCS table lists the inspections and care of your equipment required to keep it in good operating condition.
b. The Interval column of the PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
c. The Item to Be Inspected Procedure column of the PMCS table tells you what to inspect and how to do the
required checks and services. Carefully follow these instructions.
d. If your equipment does not perform as required, notify organizational maintenance. Report any malfunctions or
failures on DA Form 2404, or refer to DA Pam 738-750.
e. If the PMCS table requires removal of assemblies or equipment, refer to the maintenance paragraph listed.
f. The Equipment Is Not Ready/Available If column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.
Both terms "ready/available" and "mission capable" indicate equipment is on hand and is able to
perform its combat missions. (See DA Pam 738-750.)