Section XIII. PAINTING AND IDENTIFICATION MARKING
Instructions for the preparation of material for painting, methods of painting, and materials to be
used are contained in TM 43-0139, Painting Instructions for Army Materiel.
Instructions for camouflage painting are contained in PM 20-3, Camouflage, and TB 43-0209, Col-
or, Marking and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicles, Construction Equipment, and Materi-
als Handling Equipment.
Refer to TB 43-0209 for instructions on application of stencils.
Section XIV. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT
This section 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 prescribed by the approving authority. Before
equipment is placed in administrative storage, a current PMCS should be completed and deficien-
Report equipment in administrative storage as prescribed for all reportable equipment.
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 738-750.
A 10% variance is acceptable on time, running hours, or mileage used to determine the required
DEFINITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
The placement of equipment in administrative storage can be for short periods of time when a shortage of mainte-
nance effort exists. Equipment should be ready for use within the time factors as determined by the directing
authority. During the storage period, appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE.
Select the best available site for administrative storage. Separate stored equipment from
equipment in use. Conspicuously mark the area Administrative Storage.
Covered space is preferred.