the shelf in case of need" is also in conflict with supply instructions, and it clogs up your storeroom or shop. The proper procedure is to turn these parts in to your supply department and let supply dispose of the parts properly. Proper procedures may be obtained from the supply officer of your unit.
The reliability of equipment is one of the main factors in the ability of an NMCB to perform its assigned mission. Before you take a look at this program from the maintenance viewpoint, you should familiarize yourself with current COM- CBPAC/COMCBLANTINST 11200.1 series. This instruction establishes uniform procedures to be followed during a battalion's on-site relief and equipment turnover.
The purpose of the battalion equipment evaluation program (BEEP) is threefold: (1) to pass on all special knowledge of CESE maintenance and operations techniques; (2) to provide the relieving battalion with a realistic and in-depth condition evaluation of CESE allowance, facilities, tools and materials; and (3) to use the full expertise and efforts of the two equipment forces to provide the relieving battalion and detachments with the best possible' 'A" Company operation to conduct a successful deployment.
Before arriving on the site, the incoming battalion is responsible for the following:
1. Notify COMCBPAC Equipment Office, Port Hueneme, California; COMCBLANT Detachment, Gulfport, Mississippi; and the battalion being relieved of the commencement date of the BEEP at least 30 days before commencement date. It is recommended that the BEEP start at least 10 days before the arrival of the main body.
2. Provide information, as required, to COM- CBPAC/COMCBLANT equipment representa- tives for the completion of the BEEP report.
3. Ensure that all personnel required for the BEEP (see COMCBPAC/COMCBLANTINST 11200.1 series, chapter 3, for personnel requirements) are assigned to the advance party.
4. Have sufficient supplies of NMCB decals for organic and augment equipment on hand.
5. Ensure that required documents and supplies accompany the advance party.
Before and during the BEEP, the battalion being relieved is responsible for the following:
1. Coordinate the BEEP commencement date with the incoming battalion.
2. Assign counterparts to personnel arriving with the incoming battalion, and ensure that these personnel remain on site until completion of the BEEP. Personnel should not be assigned to other duties that would conflict with their participation in the BEEP.
3. Make available all necessary tools and shop equipment with which to evaluate and repair the equipment.
4. Clean and make available all equipment for evaluation and repair.
5. Coordinate the scheduling of equipment for inspection with the incoming battalion.
NOTE The recommended procedure is to schedule the equipment by PM group, using the appropriate number of PM groups to enable the BEEP to be completed within 10 working days.
6. Ensure that an ERO is prepared for each item of equipment with a copy of the Equipment Evaluation Inspection Guide (figs. 2-17 and 2-18) and also a copy of the Attachment Evaluation Inspection Guide (fig. 2-19), when appropriate.
7. Have two full workdays of CESE precleaned and staged before the commencement of the BEEP.
The following tasks are accomplished jointly by the battalions during the BEEP:
1. An inspection of all maintenance records, noting accuracy and deficiencies and updating as required.
2. A review and accountability of all maintenance correspondence that is pending final action.Continue Reading