Crewmen, inspect the lift points on your M777A2s right away. If the hoist ring assembly, NSN 3940-99-839-8969, has a missing or damaged circlip, don’t use the lift points until the circlip is replaced.
A missing, damaged or improperly installed circlip can cause your howitzer to fall while being lifted. That’ll cause serious damage to the howitzer and could even injure or kill someone.
You’ll find a hotlink for instructions on inspecting the hoist rings and getting replacement circlips in TACOM ground precautionary action message 14-017. Access the message on the TACOM-Unique Logistics Support Applications (TULSA) website at:
You’ll need your CAC and first-time users must first request access.
Questions? Contact Jonathan King at (973) 724-7657 or e-mail: