Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS
Every mission begins and ends with paperwork. There isnt much of it, but you have
to keep it up. The forms and records you fill out have several uses. They are a
permanent record of the services, repairs, and modifications made on your carrier.
They are reports to unit maintenance and to your commander. They are a checklist
that tells you what was wrong with the carrier after its last use. They tell you
whether those faults have been fixed. For the information you need on forms and
records, see DA PAM 738-750.
1. Do your (B) Before PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SER-
VICES before the carrier leaves its containment area (motorpool or other control
or dispatch point) or perform its intended mission. Pay attention to all
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Before operation checks start on page 2-36.
2. Do your (D) During PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SER-
VICES when the carrier is being used for its intended mission. During operation
checks means to watch, feel, and listen to the carrier and its related components
while they are actually being operated. During operation checks start on page 2-
3. Do your (A) After PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE when the carrier has
finished its intended mission. Pay attention to all CAUTIONS AND WARN-
INGS. After operations checks start on page 2-93.
4. Do your (W) Weekly PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a week or if you are
operating the carrier for the first time. Weekly operation checks start on page 2-
6. When you find something wrong, fix it if you can. Use the operators
troubleshooting instructions starting on page 3-2. If you cant fix it, fill out your
DA Form 2404 and present this form with your report to unit maintenance
RIGHT NOW! For information on how to use DA Form 2404, see
DA PAM 738-750.