Section II. PMCS
2-7. INTRODUCTION TO PMCS TABLE.
Maintenance Forms and Records. Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There is not much of it,
but it must be kept up. The forms and records filled out have several uses. They are a permanent record of the
services, repairs, and modifications made on the vehicle. They are reports to unit maintenance and to your
commander. And they are a checklist to determine what is wrong with the vehicle after its last use, and whether
those faults have been fixed. For the information needed on forms and records, see DA PAM 738-750.
General. Table 2-1 has been provided to assist in keeping the equipment in good operating condition.
Item No. Column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404, Equipment
Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, include the item number for the check or service indicating a fault.
Item numbers also appear in the order that the checks and services must be done for the intervals listed.
Interval Column. This column tells when to do a certain check or service. BEFORE procedures must be
done before operating or using the equipment for its intended mission. DURING procedures must be done
during the time of operation or using the equipment for its intended mission. AFTER procedures must be
done immediately after operating or using the equipment.
Location, Item to Check/Service Column. This column provides the location and the item to be checked or
Crewmember/Procedure Column. This column provides the procedure that must be performed to check or
service the item listed in the Check/Service column to know if the equipment is ready or available for its
intended mission or operation. The procedure must be done at the time stated in the Interval column.
Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells what faults will keep the equipment
from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you make check/service procedures that show
faults listed in this column, do not operate the equipment. Follow standard operating procedures for
maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.