TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
Section I. GENERAL
1-1. Scope. This manual is for your use in maintaining the MILVAN cargo containers. All repairs, major and minor, are
to be made with the intent of providing a serviceable, weatherproof container.
1-2. Maintenance Forms and Records. Maintenance forms and records used by the Army personnel are prescribed by
DA Pamphlet 738-750.
1-3. Administrative Storage.
Preparation for Storage. Inspect the outer surfaces of the containers for rust. Check the door hardware and
document holder for adequate lubrication.
Storage Site. Select the storage site as follows.
Separate equipment. Separate equipment to be stored from equipment in use. Clearly mark the area for
Covered space. Covered space is preferred.
Ground surface. Open sites should be improved hardstand (cement, asphalt or gravel), if available.
Unimproved sites should be firm, well drained, and free of excessive vegetation.
Storage Plan. Store containers with the following factors in mind.
Access. Equipment should be easily accessible for inspection and maintenance.
Harsh weather. Take into account extreme weather conditions.
Fire. Establish a fire plan. The fire plan should ensure that adequate numbers of qualified firefighting
personnel and equipment are available.
Inspection. Visually inspect all equipment at least once every six months. Equipment exposed to severe
weather conditions should be inspected more often. Examine the following items during inspection of stored
Corner fittings. Cracks or damage of any kind is unacceptable. Damaged corner fitting must be