Section I. GENERAL
maintenance levels are listed in and prescribed by TM
a. This manual describes the patch and test facility
(P&T) of the technical control facility (TCF) at the
b. Report of Packaging and Handling Deficiencies.
Pentagon, Washington, DC. Included are description
Fill out and forward DD Form 6 (Packaging
and data; station application and equipment function;
Improvement Report) as prescribed in AR 700-
station operation; and maintenance instructions.
58/NAVSUPINST 4030.29/AFR 71-13/MCO P4030.29A,
and DLAR 4145.8.
b. Publications that cover individual equipment
and systems used with the P&T are listed in appendix A.
c. Discrepancy in Shipment Record (DISREP) (SF
Appendix B defines abbreviations used in this technical
361). Fill out and forward Discrepancy in Shipment
manual; appendix C provides a listing of P&T
Record (DISREP) (SF 361) as prescribed in AR 55-
components; and appendix D is a site repair parts
P4610.19C and DLAR 4500.15.
d. Station Operation and Maintenance. Also use
1-2. Indexes of Publications
forms and records in accordance with instructions in the
a. DA Pam 310-4. Refer to the latest issue of DA
station Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Pam 310-4 to determine whether there are new editions,
changes or additional publications pertaining to the
1-4. Administrative Storage
This P&T is expected to be incontinuous operation.
Therefore, procedures, forms and records, and
b. DA Pam 310-7. Refer to DA Pam 310-7 to
inspections required during periods of administrative
determine whether there are modification work orders
storage are not applicable.
(MWO's) pertaining to the equipment.
1-5. Destruction of Army Materiel
1-3. Forms and Records
Destruction of Army materiel to prevent enemy use shall
a. Reports of Maintenance and Unsatisfactory
be as prescribed in TM 750-244-2.
Equipment. Maintenance forms, records, and reports
which are to be used by maintenance personnel at all
Section II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA
Access is provided to both the black (encrypted) and the
1-6. Purpose and Use
red (clear) sides of the circuits.
a. The Pentagon technical control facility is the
main Army TCF serving the Washington DC area. The
1-7. Tabulated Data
facility provides many high priority circuits to and from
various local government users to locations scattered
See individual technical manuals
throughout the free world and to the Kremlin. Users and
connecting sites often change. Typical Pentagon users
are shown in figure 1-1.
characteristics of installed facility
b. The patch and test facilities of the TCF provide
access to each circuit for monitoring, rerouting, and