c. Storage Plan.
(1) Store the cargo containers to provide maximum protection from the elements. Access shall
be provided so that inspection may be made. Anticipate removal and redeployment
(2) Take into account environmental conditions such as extreme heat or cold, high humidity,
blowing sand, dust, heavy snows, mud, soft ground, earthquakes, debris, or combinations
thereof and take adequate precautions.
(3) Establish a fire plan and provide for adequate firefighting equipment and personnel.
d. Care of Equipment in Administrative Storage.
(1) After the cargo container has been placed in administrative storage, suspend all regularly
scheduled maintenance services and inspect cargo containers as specified.
(2) Visually inspect cargo containers by walking around the cargo containers to observe any
deficiencies. Inspect the cargo containers that are in open storage weekly. Those that are in
covered storage should be inspected monthly. Inspect all cargo containers immediately after
any severe storm or environmental change. Look for the following during visual inspection:
(a) Check for condition of paint
(b) Check for corrosion or other deterioration.
(c) Check for damage to door gaskets.
(d) Check for missing or damaged parts.
(e) Check for any other readily recognizable shortcomings or deficiencies.
(3) Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a
shortage of maintenance effort exists. Items should be in mission readiness within 24 hours
or within the time factors as determined by the directing authority. During the storage period,
appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
(4) Before placing equipment in administrative storage, current maintenance services and
equipment serviceable criteria (ESC) evaluations should be completed, shortcomings and
deficiencies should be corrected, and all modification work orders (MWOs) should be
(5) Inside storage is preferred for items selected for administrative storage. If inside storage is
not available, trucks, vans, cortex containers, and other containers may be used.
1-4. Destruction of Army Material to Prevent Enemy Use
a. General. Methods of destruction should provide damage to the cargo container and its contents so
that it will not be possible to restore the equipment.