Infantry Drills

7-73: Field Maintenance

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7-73. Field maintenance is on-system maintenance, and mainly involves preventive maintenance and replacement of defective parts. The goal of field maintenance is to repair and return equipment to the Soldier. It covers tasks previously assigned to operator/crew, organization/unit, and direct support maintenance levels. It includes some off-system maintenance critical to mission readiness.

7-74. Platoon leaders ensure vehicles (if equipped) crews and equipment operators perform PMCS. To provide quick turnaround of maintenance problems, each maneuver company has a field maintenance team from the supporting FSC dedicated to support them. These field maintenance teams have forward repair systems and mechanics trained in the company’s and platoon’s equipment.

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