Section III. UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
2-5. INTRODUCTION TO PMCS TABLE. The Ancillary Equipment for Military Free-fall System must be
inspected regularly to find, correct and prevent defects. Record all defects found during the performance of
PMCS and the steps taken to correct them on a DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
Worksheet, or in accordance with local SOP. Instructions for reporting/correcting noted deficiencies are
contained in DA Pam 738-750.
General. Table 2-1 (UNIT PMCS Table) has been provided so you can maintain your equipment in
good operating condition and keep it ready for its primary mission. All inspection listed are technical/rigger
Warnings and Cautions. Always observe the WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS
table WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable procedures. You must observe these WARNINGs
and CAUTIONs to prevent serious injury to yourself or others and prevent your equipment from being
Explanation of Table Entries
(1) 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/service
indicating a fault Item numbers also appear in the order that you must do your checks and services for the
(2) Interval Column. This column tells you when you must do the procedure in the procedure column.
The BEFORE procedures must be done before you operate or use the equipment for its intended mission.
DURING procedures must be done during the time you are operating or using the equipment for its
intended mission. AFTER procedures must be done immediately after you have operated or used the
equipment. QUARTERLY procedures must be done every 90 days after issue.
(3) Location - Item to Check/Service Column. This column describes the location and the item to be
checked or serviced.
(4) Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must follow 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 for operation. You must perform the procedure at the time specified in the interval column
(5) Not Fully Mission Capable If: Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep
your equipment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you perform check and service
procedures that show faults listed in this column, do not operate the equipment. Follow standing operating
procedures for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.