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163D ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT (-)
COMPANY C 19TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP
3669TH HEAVY EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE COMPANY
1049TH ENGR. DET. (FF)
103D PUBLIC INFORMATION DETACHMENT
VOLUME 20, NUMBER 21 x November 1978
(Effective until 1 November 1979 s unless sooner recinded or superseded)
CHANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS
REQ FOR NOMINATION OF ARNGUS NCO FOR ADT TOUR
OER FOR OFFICERS TRANSFERRED TO THE RETIRED RESERVE
WEARING OF UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS WITH THE UNIFORM
ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONTANA ARNG TECHNICIANS ASSIGNMENTS
OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
DIRECT SHIPMENT OF SMALL ARMS
SLEEPING BAG PRICE CHANGE
NEW PUBLICATIONS STANDARD SINGLE ACCOUNT FILE/NUMBER
GAMMA GOAT BASIC ISSUE ITEM (BII) DISCREPANCY
FISCAL AND TRANSPORTATION
TUBE ASSY FOR TRUCK GGO M561
NSN 2920-00475-14^6 GENERATOR ENGINE MHO, M108 M109
CAMOUFLAGE PAINT-AGO BULLETIN 1 OCT 78
SURFACE MISHAPS 702
WRONG AMMUNITION 703
CARBON MONOXIDE TESTERS 704
REELING MACHINE, RL-31 (*) 705
PART 8- FACILITIES AND SECURITY
PART 9. UNOFFICIAL
IF YOU MOBLIZE, WILL YOUR FAMILY BE O.K.? 901
MISSING FILM 902
PART 1 — GENERAL
101. CHANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS, The telephone numbers for Plans
Operations and Training (NG-POT) have been changed to 449-2973 and 2974.
PART 2 — PERSONNEL
201. REQ FOR NOMINATION OF ARNGUS NCO FOR APT TOUR. a. A RQR
exists for qual NCO for assignment as noncommissioned officer education
system (NCDES) coordinator, schools branch, DRG & TNG Div, NGB, duty
station: Edgewood Arsenal, MD .
b. The NCO selected will be ordered to ADT under the prov of Sec. 972(D),
title 10, USC. The normal tour of duty is two years, unless sooner RSG.
c. Nominess should be advised that their nomination does not constitute
final selection and plans for entry on ADT should not be made until final
d. Brief Job Description:
(1) Monitors the ARNG-NCOES for compliance with NGB policy thru
evaluation of curriculum, methods of instruction and instructional
equipment and materials
(2) Maintains liaison with the states and other agencies on matter
relating to ARNG-NCDES.
(3) Responsible for the enrollment of ARNG enlisted personnel in
NCDES conducted by Army Service Schools and reviews participation
in Army area schools, USAR schools and unit schools.
(4) Monitors the selection process for ARNG personnel desiring
to enroll in the Sergeants Major Academy.
(5) Participates in necessary conferences, workshops and boards to
resolve issues related to enlisted military education programs in
which ARNG personnel participate.
e. It is req that the most qual NCO who meets the prerequisites and who
will be aval for DY oh or about 11 Dec 78, be nominated to the Chief,
NGB, NLT 21 Nov 78.
f. Prerequisites are:
(1) E9 or E8.
(2) ETS no earlier than 1 Jan 80.
(3) Active ARNG NCO not on AD (other than ADT tour) at time of appl.
(4) Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of MDS structure and ARNG
(5) Grad of Sergeants Major Academy or an ARNG-NCOES course desirable.
(6) Type A Med exam must have been completed within one year prior
to start of tour.
(7) Secret or higher SCTY CLNC (Mandatory),
g. Each nomination must be accompanied by:
(1) Compl NGB form 34. Amend item 8 to read mandatory removal date.
(2) Copy of updated DA form 2-1.
(3) Copy of SF 88 and 93.
(4) Recent full length photo of nominee in class A unif at least 3 by
(5) Certificate from state AG concerning fol to be incl in Nomination
(a) SCTY cine info in item 11, NGB form 34.
(b) Mandatory removal date at item 8 of NGB form 34.
(c) Approx cred SVC toward 20 years (AD) ret.
h. Req this announcement be given widest possible dissemination.
i. Negative reports are not RQR.
202. PER FOR OFFICERS TRANSFERRED TO THE RETIRED RESERVE. a. Change
2 to AR 623-105, para 4~3G(3)i placed a requirement to include on DA
form 67-7, officer evaluation report, the mobilization potential of
an officer upon retirement and transfer to the retired reserve for any
reason on or after I Oct 78.
b. When the rated officer is being transferred to the retired reserve
and the report is, in face, the rated officers last report prior to
transfer, the rater wiii indicate in part V1A2 S DA form 67-7, the grade
and assignment fcr which the officer should be recalled to active duty
in the event of mobilization vE,G , Colonel, installed, DPCA).
203. WEARING OF UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS WITH THE UNIFORM. a. References:
(1) AR 670-5
(2) AR 672-5-i
(3) CTA 50-906
b. DA authorized a limited number of non-standard uniform items for wear
by specified individuals and units. However, a seemingly ever-increasing
number of unauthorized items are being worn and it is time to reverse this
trend. c. Some local commanders have apparently misinterpreted their
authority to prescribe the uniforms worn in their units and have authorized
for wear non-standard items which have not been approved by HQDA. I
recognize that morale and unic esprit are sometimes enhanced by the wearing
of distinctive tiems. However, this benefit comes at the expense of beni-
fits which might accure frcm army-wide uniformity. Additionally, in most
cases the wearing oi nonstandard items imposes a financial burden on
soldiers. Such items may not be purchased with appropriated funds, and,
although in theory such items are normally optional , in practice soldiers
feel obligated to purchase and wear them d. To allow time for procure-
ment of authorized nonstandard ittms and to allow our soldiers some
wearout time for unauthorized nonstandard icems already purchased, the
unauthorized items will be phased out over a pei iod of months. Effective
1 Jan 79, the only nonstandard icems authorized for wear will be those list-
ed in references A, B, and C t In the interim, no new nonstandard items
will be authorized for wear and soldiers will not purchase items not
authorized by the references.
204. TECHINCIAN VACANCIES. a.
the Montana Army National Guard
posted on unit bulletin boards for details.
The following vacancies are announced in
Refer to Technicial Vacancy Announcement
Electronic Mechanic Ldr-AASF
Military Personnel Tech-SHHD
Aircraft Prop Mech - AASF
205, ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONTANA ARNG TECHNICIANS ASSIGNMENTS, a. The follow-
ing technician assignments are announced in the Montana Army National Guard
for the month of October.
MANN, ARTHUR D.
FANDRICH, ABRAHAM L.
RASMUSON, RONALD F
Fuel Distribution Sys Mech
OSTERMILLER, KAREENE E.
BRUER, DOROTHY A,
Aviation Admin Clerk
BALLARD, MARK D-
Admin Supply Tech
NELSON, JEROME D.
Admin Aviation Asst
PART 3 — OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
301. GAP SURVEY. a. The general accounting office is conducting a survey
of reserve training, This survey has been approved by the National Guard
Bureau. Request that all members of your organization receiving survey
forms be encouraged to respond.
PART 4 — SUPPLY
401. DIRECT SHIPMENT OF SMALL ARMS. a. Reference is made to paragraph
401 of AGO Information Bulletin dated 1 September 1977- Some units are
not forwarding "DSM" cards to the USPFO for "REGISTERED WEAPON" shipments
of small arms. b. Upon receipt of small arms by direct shipment from depots,
units must take certain actions to satisfy Small Arms Serialization Pro-
gram (SASP) requirements. c. Shipping documents (DD Form 1348 series)
for direct shipments of small arms from Army depots will be stamped
"REGISTERED WEAPON" or "UNREGISTERED WEAPON". The stamp indicates whether
the weapon have been registered in SASP or have not been registered in SASP.
The stamp is in no way indicative of the mail class "REGISTERED", d. "REG-
ISTERED WEAPON" shipment will include IBM cards with a document indentifier
code "DSM" in the first three card characters. Units will verify the serial
numbers on the "DSM" card against the weapons, enter serial numbers on
the shipping documents (either on the face or the reverse) and forward
"DSM" cards and one (1) copy of the shipping document to the USPFO. (Do
not staple the cards). Should you receive a "REGISTERED WEAPON" ship-
ment without "DSM" cards, attach a note to the shipping document informing
the USPFO that no "DSM" cards were received. e. No "DSM" cards will accom-
pany "UNREGISTERED WEAPON" shipments. In this case, clearly enter serial
numbers on shipping documents and immediately forward one (1) copy to the
402. SLEEPING BAG PRICE CHANGE, a The current unit price for Sleeping
Bag, LIN T71706, NSN 8465-01-033-8057 is $159.00. Property records and
adjustments must reflect this unit price.
403. NEW PUBLICATIONS STANDARD SINGLE ACCOUNT FILE/NUMBER. a. Effective
30 October 1978 all account numbers assigned to authorized users of the
U.S. Army Publications Centers (Baltimore, MD or St Louis, MO) will change.
A new standard single account file/number (SSAF) has been furnished each
authorized user by separate HQDA letter Reference letter, dated 9 August
1978, Subject: Prepaiation of Publications Standard Single Account File
(RCS: AG-(OT)-802) , included each user's new account number plus a valida-
tion sheet to be returned to the Baltimore AG Publications Center for
processing. b. The new standard single account number can be recognized
from previous (Old) account numbers as the new number consists of five (5)
positions with the first postion always being an alphabetic character
(e.g., A2345, C8765, E6976, ect.) c. The new standard single account
number will be valid at both publications center (Baltimore and St Louis)
and must be used on all requisition (Mailed DA Form 4569 or AUTODIN
Transmissions), all initial distribution subscription requirement changes
(DA 12 series forms), and all correspondence submitted to the Pub-
lications Centers (Baltimore MD , St Louis, MO). All Requisitions and
Correspondance will be forwarded through the Publication section,
Department of Military Affairs for processing. All requisitions/
documents received after 30 October 1978 with the old account number will
be returned to the sender with out action. Contact the State Pub-
lication Section of The Adjutant General Office if you have any questions,
404. GAMMA GOAT BASIC ISSUE ITEM (BIT) DISCREPANCY. a. The Wire Rope
Assembly listed as a BIIL item on page B-5, TM 9-2320-242-10 is an error.
The wire rope is not a Basic Issue Item- b. The wire rope will be deleted
in the next change to the TM. Users of this TM are requested to delete
item by pen and ink change .
PART 5 — FISCAL AND TRANSPORTATION
PART 6 — MAINTENANCE
601. TUBE ASSY FOR TRUCK GGO M561. a. Stock number 4710-00-253-1373
for the above subject item. Listed in TM-9-2320~242-20p is in error and
is being rejected and cancelled by the depot. b. Current stock number for
subject item is 4710-00-081-0672 and is on hand in USPFO stock. Request
you change stock number in TM (pen/ink) unitl new change is received.
602. NSN 2920-00-475-1446 GENERATOR ENGINE MHO, M108, M109, M109A1 .
a. Subject NSN will be in a critical stock position about Mar 79 large
number of requisitions since Jan 77 indicates a large number of unservice-
able exist. b. Request unservicealbes be returned for rebuild to BR4
and requisitions of subject NSN be limited to minimum number needed.
PART 7 — SAFETY
701. CAMOUFLAGE PAINT - AGO BULLETIN 1 OCT 78. a. Camouflage Paint (Mil
E-52798AME) does not contain hexamethylene diisccyante (HHDI), there-
fore the requirement to use the type C Continous-Flow Air-Supplied Res-
pirator is not valid. Additionally medical surveillance as Indicated will
not be required.
702. SURFACE MISHAPS, a. Listed below are several surface mishaps which
occurred during FY 78. Supervisors and commanders should bring these mis-
haps to the attention of all personnel in an effort to avoid recurrence of
similar mishaps. b- A general mechanic at MATES received a burn while
working on the electrical system of an M106 when the tool he was using
slipped and caught his wedding ring on the battery box. Four lost work-
days resulted due to this mishap. c. A burn on the face occurred when a
heavy mobile equipment mechanic took an unsafe position while performing
maintenance and repair on an M88 retriever- The vehicle backfired in his
face resulting in seven lost workdays, d. An M35A2 vehicle was being
utilized by an aircraft maintenance team to provide compressed air in the
performance of routine maintenance of UH-1 helicopter. Additionally, the
vehicle was also used as a maintenance stand, which required the reposition-
ing of the vehicle. Just prior to the accident, vehicle has been
repositioned and left parked in gear. As starter was engaged, the engine
started and vehicle moved forward striking aft section of the aircraft
Property damage incurred was $1,605,22.
703 WRONG AMMUNITION, a Recently a serious accident occurred because
a soldier fired the wrong annunition (Type M74A1 Simulator, Projectile)
from the M203 Grenade Launcher, In adaiticn after the weapon failed to
fire the wrong misfire procedure was used to clear the weapon, resulting
in predetonation of the round- Only the ammunition listed in TM 7-
1010-221-10, Operators Manual, -,0mm Grenade Launcher, may be safely used
in this weapon. Familiarty and compliance with the above reference
would have averted this accident. It is imperative that measures be
taken to prevent further misuse of both weapon and ammunition.
704 \ CARBON MONOXIDE TESTERS- a. The Safety Office has had several
inquiries concerning the article on carbon monoxide which appeared in the
last issue (May 78) of our Safety News Bulletin. Your interest in this
hazard is rewarding- Too often a slight headache or nausea is over-
looked. Hazard recognition is the ability to identify the hazard through
knowledge and equipment and check or remove the hazard. CTA 50-900
authorizes equipment of this nature to be on hand in each state. It
identifies the following items and where it should be utilized:
(1) Line Item #E-5 7351 Combustible Gas Indicator Set, Portable
Commercial - 1 per (CSMS)
(2) Line Item # G-04i63 Detector Kit- Carbon Monoxide, Colorimetric
per closed area where carbon monoxide fumes may create a hazard
b. Funds are allocated each year for purchase of authorized equipment
in the CTA's and if properly identified should be in the hands of the
using units or facilities,
705 ' REELING MACH INE, RL-3.y*J. a The crank handle on the RL-31 is held
on the axle on the RL-3i by a spring loaded bail which seats in a detent
in the axle. When new and/or in good condition this combination works well
to hold the handle on the axle. However, when the ball retainer fills with
sand or dirt, or when the spring ,ooses its "push", or when the handle and/or
axle wears co a sloppy fit, the handle can easily slide off of the axle
while rewinding wire During easy, low force winds this seldom happens.
About 50% of che time, however, the RL-31 is used to pull short runs
of wire from hard-to-pull areas (such as out of trees) and the operator
must use considerable cranking force. Should the handle slip under
these conditions, two types of accidents are possible: the operator
falls or the lever arm portion of the handle spins on its handle hitting
the operator. b. Hq CERCOM states that the design of the subject
equipment will have io be tolerated, and the following "caution 1 * notices
(1) The crank and axle should be examined and declared unservice-
able if there is excessive slippage of parts during cranking.
(2) The GC-4A CRANK HANDLE SHOULD BE REMOVED WHEN NOT IN USE.
IT SHOULD BE USED ONLY FOR REELING - IN OPERATIONS.
c. This information will be printed in the EIR Digest (TB-43-00K*))
the PS Magazine, and in a change to the Technical Manual.
PART 8 — FACILITIES AND SECURITY
PART 9 — UNOFFICIAL
901. IF YOU MOBLIZE, WILL YOUR FAMILY BE O.K.? a. See Inclosure num-
902. MISSING FILM. a. Missing two reels of 8mm w/sound film from
Missoula U.S. Basic Airborne Course. Last seen during OCS at FT Harrison,
If you have knowledge of this please contact Major Read CAC Missoula, MT
549-8861 or 125-4952.