Turn in SINCGARS RT-1523s to SSA

Turn in SINCGARS RT-1523s to SSA

The Army’s Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) Receiver-Transmitter (RT) Exchange Program has been a big success.

More than 30,000 SINCGARS RT-1523s, Plain through D models, were sent to Tobyhanna Army Depot for demil. The RT models to be swapped out included NSNs 5820-01-234-8093, 5820-01-318-7990, 5820-01-365-2725, 5820-01-363-6929 and 5820-01-410-8981.

However, with the huge number turned in, CECOM LCMC found that property accountability issues popped up if units bypassed their servicing supply support activity (SSA) when returning swapped-out SINCGAR RT-1523s.

The main problem is that there are long delays for units to get signed DD Form 1348s for the swapped-out RT-1523s. That’s because there’s no automated process at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to retrieve DD Form 1348s and return them to units.

If your unit returned RT-1523s to Tobyhanna, you can request a signed DD Form 1348 for the swapped-out RTs by emailing DLA at:


Units, turn in any remaining RT-1523s directly to your supporting SSA. That way a property book transaction occurs immediately, removing the RTs from your property book and relieving your unit of accountability.

For questions or help, contact:

Michael Dooney at DSN 648-6296, (443) 395-6296, or email:



Publications. . . TEA MI 55-19 Updated

The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) updated TEA MI 55-19, Tiedown Instructions for Rail Movements (Apr 15). The 7th edition covers additional vehicles, has updated chain and axle-blocking guidance, new safety checklists and more. For a pdf version, email:


A hard copy version will be available later in 2015.