a. Storage Site
Select the best available site for administrative storage. Separate stored equipment from equipment in
use. Conspiciously mark the area "Administrative Storage."
Covered space is preferred.
Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well drained,
and free of excessive vegetation
Store equipment so as to provide maximum protection from the elements and 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, soft
ground, mud, heavy snow, blowing sand, dust or loose debris, or any combination thereof, and take
Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate fire-fighting equipment and personnel.
Maintenance Services and Inspection
Prior to storage, perform the next scheduled Unit PMCS.
Inspect and approve the equipment prior to storage. Do not place in storage equipment that is not
d. Auxiliary Equipment and Basic Issue Items
Process auxiliary equipment and basic issue items (BII) simultaneously with the major item to which
they are assigned.
If possible, store auxiliary equipment and BII with the major item.
If stored apart from the major item, mark auxiliary equipment and BII with tags indicating the major
item and its registration or serial number and location, and store in protective-type enclosures. In
addition, place a tag or list indicating the location of the removed items in a conspicious place on the
Correction of Shortcomings and Deficiencies
Correct all shortcomings and deficiencies prior to storage or obtain a deferment from the approving authority.
Lubricate equipment in accordance with the instructions in Appendix G.