PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's
DA Form 2407/5990-E
DA Form 2408
DA PAM 750-8
DD Form 1397
SF Form 364
Barrier Material, Grease Proof
DA Form 2404/5988E
This Work Package (WP) contains requirements and procedures for administrative storage of equipment
that is issued to and in use by Army activities worldwide.
The requirements specified herein are necessary to maintain equipment in administrative storage in such a
way as to achieve maximum readiness condition.
Equipment that is placed in administrative storage should be capable of being readied to perform its mission
within a 24-hour period or as otherwise may be prescribed by approving authority. Before equipment is
placed in administrative storage, a current Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) should be
completed and deficiencies corrected.
Report equipment in administrative storage as prescribed for all reportable equipment using DA Form 2404,
DA Form 2407, and/or DA Form 2408 or electronic equivalent.
Perform inspections, maintenances, services, and lubrication as specified herein.
Records and reports to be maintained for equipment in administrative storage are those prescribed by
DA PAM 750-8 for equipment in use.
A 10 percent variance is acceptable on time used to determine the required maintenance actions.
Accomplishment of applicable PMCS, as mentioned throughout this WP, will be on a semiannual basis.
DEFINITION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STORAGE
The placement of equipment in administrative storage can be for short periods of time when a shortage of
maintenance effort exists. Items should be ready for use within the time factors as determined by the directing
authority. During the storage period, appropriate maintenance records must be kept.