What is the Publication Applicability Listing
What joint instruction gives guidance for use of
Which section of the Equipment Identification
Code Master Index, NAMSO 4790.E2579, lists
EIC numbers in numerical sequence and
identifies the equipment nonmenclature assigned
to each EIC number?
The Maintenance Data System (MDS) and its
many components are an extremely important tool in
tracking your equipments performance. The accurate
and timely reporting of deferred maintenance or
configuration changes will result in better parts
support and equipment readiness. The Planned
Maintenance System (PMS) works with the MDS to
ensure that your equipment is fully operational. The
MDS forms are processed and maintenance actions
tracked through the Ships Non-tactical Automated
D a t a
P r o c e s s i n g
p r o g r a m
( S NA P ) .
T h i s
computer-based system enables ships personnel to
order parts or fill out MDS forms on a computer screen.
Check with your command to find out what version
you are using and where you can get training for SNAP.
Your ships technical library is an important
resource for you as an FC. Many technical publica-
tions are no longer distributed in a printed format but
are distributed on compact disks. Check with your
supply department and chain of command to find out
how to order these publications, whether in a paper or
compact disk format.
One of the more important resources to become
familiar with as an FC is the Combat System
Operational Sequencing System (CSOSS). Each class
of ship has its own collection of manuals specifically
configured to the CSOSS. You need to become
familiar with your commands CSOSS publications
and the training offered for your CSOSS program.
The Navy Electricity and Electronics Training
Series (NEETS) is still an excellent resource for
reviewing your basic electronics. It is being updated to
a compact disk format and is also available on an
Internet web site. There are many other good technical
resources for FCs that are not mentioned here. Make it
a habit to look for other resources that can help you
perform your job better.
ANSWERS TO CHAPTER QUESTIONS
A n a d d i t i o n , d e l e t i o n , m o d i fi c a t i o n , o r
relocation of any piece of installed equipment
aboard a ship.
The 3-M manual (OPNAVINST 4790.4 series).
The Ships Maintenance Action Form (OPNAV
Who (rate) should do what, when, how,
and with what resources for the maintenance
A publication, unique to each ship, that lists
technical manuals, operating instruction charts,
performance standards sheets, maintenance
standards books, and technical manual changes
for operating and maintaining onboard systems
and equipment under the technical cognizance of
the Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command