(2) Before disassembly, all components should be checked for serviceability. Unserviceable
components should be tagged for easy identification during refurbishment. Tagged equipment should be
documented and turned in to company headquarters to facilitate the clearing of hand receipt. On
occasion, administrative storage may be all that is required of the module. Procedures for this term of
storage can be found in TM 746-10.
(3) During dismantlement, components containing water should be drained and air-dried to
prevent corrosion or possible freezing. Fuel should be drained from all components containing fuel and
allowed to air dry to prevent potential fire hazards. Once dismantled, the components of each subsystem
should be thoroughly cleaned before packing. Each item should be returned to the TRICON or ISO that
it was in originally IAW the packing list inside each container. Shortages or missing items should be
documented and passed to company headquarters to facilitate clearing of hand receipt. ARTEP 42-424-
30-NITP contains crew drills that provide detailed dismantling instructions for all of the subsystems.
Technical manuals for these subsystems and components also provide dismantling information.
(4) Hand-off of the FP module to AMC will occur at the site and AMC will arrange
transportation for the module back to CONUS. This relieves the unit of the responsibility of tracking the
equipment back through various intermediate locations and to its ultimate destination. Coordination
should be made with AMC, as soon as possible, to facilitate handover and the clearing of hand receipt
for the module(s).
b. Site Restoration. Every attempt should be made to restore the operating site to its original
condition. Locally constructed items such as floors and sidewalks should be dismantled and properly
disposed of in the theater. If needed, some of these materials may be used as bracing or dunnage inside
shipping containers. Vegetation cannot be restored to its original condition, but some revegetation
activities may be feasible. Hazardous waste such as fuel, lubricants, graywater, or blackwater should be
removed IAW current directives; the host nation environment and storage sites should be inspected for
potential contamination. The environmental baseline survey should be used along with the conventional
survey to determine the exact condition of the site and the landscape before its use. Returning the site to
its previous condition is the main goal of site restoration.
c. Movement to Home Station. Once the FP module(s) has cleared hand receipt and the site has
been appropriately restored, the QM FP Company begins a tactical road march to the port(s) of
embarkation. The tactical road march may or may not be done in concert with other units. The road
march should be planned to take advantage of available resources and a security posture appropriate to