blocking and tiedown procedures when shipment is
Service Ward, for limited storage. Detach, disassem-
by railroad flatcar.
ble, and stack for storage all Medical Corps equip-
Caution: Position Container, Service Ward,
ment in accordance with instructions on instruction
with skid base parallel to the longitudinal axis of
placard located on inside of access door. Secure equip-
the carrier to prevent excessive side loads on the
ment with applicable tiedown apparatus in accord-
skids. Make sure the carrier and restraining me-
ance with instructions placard.
thods are capable of supporting a weight of 7500
d. Inspection and Maintenance of Equipment in
Limited Storage. After Container, Service Ward, has
been placed in limited storage, suspend all regularly-
scheduled preventive maintenance services and in-
a. General. Every effort should be made to provide
spect as specified herein. Visual inspection of the
covered storage for the Container, Service Ward. If
this is not possible, select a firm, level, well-drained
Container, Service Ward, in limited storage must
storage location, protected from prevailing winds.
consist of at least a walk-around examination to ob-
Position the Container, Service Ward, on heavy
serve any deficiencies that may have occurred. In-
spect Container, Service Ward, in open storage week-
planking. Cover with a tarpaulin or other suitable
waterproof covering and secure in a manner that will
ly and that in covered storage monthly. Immediately
provide the Container, Service Ward, maximum pro-
after any severe storm or environmental change in-
spect all equipment. Record on DA Form 2404 all
tection from the elements.
b. Inspection. Examine the Container, Service
deficiencies and shortcomings together with correc-
Ward, for any unusual conditions such as damage or
tive action taken. Keep Container, Service Ward, in
missing components. Inspect in accordance with
an optimum state of readiness. Accomplish required
services and repairs as expeditiously as possible.
steps outlined in Weekly Preventive Maintenance
Whenever possible, perform all maintenance "on-
750) deficiencies and shortcomings along with correc-
site". To assure utilization of all assigned material,
rotate in accordance with any rotational plan that
will keep Containers, Service Ward, in an operational
c. Preparation for Limited Storage. The following
shall be performed prior to folding the Container,
condition and reduce maintenance effort.
Section II. DEMOLITION TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
other heavy tools to smash the components.
(2) Slash electrical cables, cords, and fabric.
The Container, Service Ward, is to be destroyed only
(3) Remove easily removable assemblies.
if it is in danger of being captured and used by the
(4) If a stream is nearby, throw loose parts into
enemy, and only upon the order of the unit comman-
the water. Bury or scatter remaining parts.
b. Destruction by Explosives.
If demolition explo-
sives are available, charges should be placed inside
the Container, Service Ward, and ignited.
Destroy the same parts on all similar equipment to
c. Destruction by Weapon Fire. Fire into the Con-
prevent enemy use through cannibalization.
tainer, Service Ward, using the largest practical
a. Destruction by Hand.
(1) Use sledge hammers, axes, crowbars, or any