PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
This work package contains requirements and procedures for administrative storage of equipment that is issued to
and in use by Army activities worldwide.
The requirements specified herein are necessary to maintain equipment in administrative storage in such a way as
to achieve the maximum readiness condition.
Equipment that is placed in administrative storage should be capable of being readied to perform its mission within
a 24-hour period or as otherwise may be prescribed by the approving authority. Before equipment is placed in
administrative storage, preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) should be completed and any
Report equipment in administrative storage as prescribed for all reportable equipment.
During administrative storage, perform inspections, maintenance services, and lubrication as specified herein.
Records and reports to be maintained for equipment in administrative storage are those prescribed by DA PAM
750-8 for equipment in use.
A 10-percent variance is acceptable on time used to determine the required maintenance actions.
Accomplishment of applicable PMCS, as mentioned throughout this work package, will be on a semiannual basis.
Definition of Administrative Storage
The placement of equipment in administrative storage can be for short periods of time when a shortage of
maintenance effort exists. Items should be ready for use within the time factors as determined by the directing
authority. During the storage period, appropriate maintenance records must be kept.
Preparation of Equipment for Administrative Storage
Select the best available site for administrative storage. Covered space is preferred. Open sites should be
improved hardstand, if possible. Unimproved sites should be firm, well drained, and free of excessive vegetation.
Store equipment to provide maximum protection from the elements and to provide access for inspection,
maintenance, and exercising. Anticipate removal or deployment problems and take suitable precautions.
Take into consideration environmental conditions, such as extreme heat or cold, high humidity, blowing sand, or
loose debris, soft ground, mud, heavy snows, or any combination thereof, and take adequate precautions.
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate fire-fighting equipment and personnel.
Maintenance Services and Inspection
Maintenance Services. Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled PMCS.
Inspection. Inspect and approve the equipment prior to storage. DO NOT place non-mission-capable equipment
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage, or obtain a deferment from the approving authority.
Lubrication. Lubricate equipment in accordance with LO 5-2410-240-13.