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Montana Slate Library 

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STATE HEADQUARTERS 

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COMPANY C 19TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP 

3669TH HEAVY EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE COMPANY 

1049TH ENGR. DET. (FF) 

103D PUBLIC INFORMATION DETACHMENT 




INFORMATION BULLETIN 



VOLUME 20, NUMBER 21 x November 1978 

(Effective until 1 November 1979 s unless sooner recinded or superseded) 



PART 1 
PART 2. 



PART 3, 
PART 4. 



PART 5 
PART 6 



PART 7 



GENERAL 

CHANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBERS 

PERSONNEL 

REQ FOR NOMINATION OF ARNGUS NCO FOR ADT TOUR 

OER FOR OFFICERS TRANSFERRED TO THE RETIRED RESERVE 

WEARING OF UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS WITH THE UNIFORM 

TECHINCIAN VACANCIES 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONTANA ARNG TECHNICIANS ASSIGNMENTS 

OPERATIONS AND TRAINING 

GAO SURVEY 

SUPPLY 

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 

MAINTENANCE 

TUBE ASSY FOR TRUCK GGO M561 

NSN 2920-00475-14^6 GENERATOR ENGINE MHO, M108 M109 

M109A1 

SAFETY 

CAMOUFLAGE PAINT-AGO BULLETIN 1 OCT 78 



101 

201 
202 
203 
204 
205 

301 

401 
402 
403 
404 



601 
602 
701 



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 

(see inclosure) 

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 
notification. 

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 
operations . 

(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. 

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(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 in- 

(5) Certificate from state AG concerning fol to be incl in Nomination 
LTR: 

(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 

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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 



POSITION 



LOCATION 



GRADE 



Electronic Mechanic Ldr-AASF 
Military Personnel Tech-SHHD 
Aircraft Prop Mech - AASF 



Helena, MT 
Helena, MT 
Helena, MT 



WL-11 
GS-07 
WG-10 



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. 



POSITION 

MANN, ARTHUR D. 
Warehouseman 

FANDRICH, ABRAHAM L. 
Aircraft Mech 

RASMUSON, RONALD F 
Aircraft Mach 

LOVE, RAY 

Fuel Distribution Sys Mech 

OSTERMILLER, KAREENE E. 
Secretary 

BRUER, DOROTHY A, 
Aviation Admin Clerk 

BALLARD, MARK D- 
Admin Supply Tech 

NELSON, JEROME D. 
Admin Aviation Asst 



LOCATION 

Helena, MT 

Helena, MT 

Helena, MT 

Helena, MT 

Helena, MT 

Helena, MT 

Bulings, MT 

Helena, MT 
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GRADE 



WG-05 



WG-11 



WG-10 



WG-08 



GS-05 



GS-06 



GS-05 



GS-05 



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 
USPFO. 

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, 

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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, 
Phone 449-2572. 

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 

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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 
(OMS), 

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 

observed : 

(1) The crank and axle should be examined and declared unservice- 
able if there is excessive slippage of parts during cranking. 

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(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- 
ber 1. 

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. 



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