PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT--Continued
Units lack operating funds, personnel, other resources, or normal usage of its organic
Material exceeding the owning unit's capability for operation and maintenance must be
retained by that unit for contingency or other reasons.
Installation or unit commanders may authorize the administrative storage of their material through
guidance furnished by AR 750-1.
PREPARATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
Except as indicated elsewhere in this WP, equipment placed in administrative storage should be
capable of mission readiness with a 24-hour period or as otherwise prescribed by the approving
authority. Before equipment is placed in administrative storage, perform current maintenance
services, and correct any shortcomings or deficiencies. Apply all Modification Work Orders
Report equipment in administrative storage in material readiness and unit readiness reports as
prescribed for all reportable equipment. Refer to AR 700-138 and AR 20-1.
Perform inspections, maintenance services, and lubrication in accordance with this manual.
Maintain records and reports for equipment in administrative storage as prescribed by DA PAM
738-750 for equipment in use.
A 10% variance is acceptable on running time hours or mileage used to determine maintenance
Instructions in this WP do not modify security procedures and requirements for classified or pilferable
items. Refer to AR 190-13 and AR 190-51.
Select the best available site for administrative storage. Separate stored equipment from equipment
in use. Conspicuously mark the area Administrative Storage.
Covered storage space is preferred. When insufficient covered space is available for all semitrailers
to be stored, select an open site.
Open sites should be improved hardstand, if available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well
drained, and kept free of excessive vegetation.
Store equipment to provide maximum protection from the elements and to provide access for
inspection, maintenance, and exercising. Anticipate removal or deployment problems and take