4-2. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIEL. (CONT)
Damage. Check the equipment for damage incurred during shipment. Report any damage on DD Form 6,
Packaging Improvement Report. Also note damage on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
Worksheet, and initiate corrective maintenance procedures in accordance with Section III of this chapter.
Completeness. Inspect the contents of the shipment against the packing slip to see if any items are
missing (See Appendix C, Components of End Item). Report any discrepancies noted in accordance with instructions in
DA Pam 738-750. The equipment can be placed in service even if accessory or other parts/assemblies that are not
affecting proper functioning, are missing.
Modifications. Check DA Pam 25-30 to see if there is any MWO applicable to the TAP Ensemble
components you are unpacking. If an MWO is listed, check DA Form 2408-5 Equipment Modification Record, to see if it
has been applied to the equipment. The MWO number will be shown on the case/bag near the equipment nomenclature.
If a current MWO is listed in DA Pam 25-30 but there is no evidence that it has been applied to the equipment you are
unpacking, note discrepancy on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet.
Section III. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
4-3. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE. To prepare the TAP Ensemble equipment for storage, clean and dry the
components as described in paragraph 3-3. Perform operator PMCS as specified in Table 2-1. Store all items of
protective clothing in a clean dry place. Hang coveralls and hood by suspension loops attached to each item. Store
gloves, flat without crushing or folding. Store boots on dunnage at least six inches from floor. Place unopened bags onto
a wooden pallet and store.
Special Instructions for Administrative Storage. Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for
short periods of time when a shortage of maintenance resources exist. Items should be in mission readiness within 24
hours or within the time factors as determined by the directing authority. Appropriate maintenance records will be kept
during storage. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, current maintenance services and Equipment
Serviceability Criteria (ESC) evaluations should be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and
all Modification Work Orders (MWOs) should be applied.
Storage site selection. Inside storage is preferred for items selected for administrative storage. If inside storage
is not available trucks, vans, conex or other containers may be used.
4-4. PRESERVATION. If the TAP Ensemble components are to be stored without regular PMCS being performed,
consult TM 38-230-2 for preservation requirements.
4-5. PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT. Prepare the TAP Ensemble for shipment by packing components into original or
similar containers, in which they were received. Strap containers onto wooden pallet.