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M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift & Evacuation System (HERCULES) Maintenance Training for Technicians

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The Sustainment Training Center (STC) provides Maintenance Training and Instruction on the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift & Evacuation System (HERCULES) to ARNG Maintenance Technicians. The training and instruction consists of Field level maintenance training to include troubleshooting techniques. The course is designed for ARNG Maintenance Technicians that work at a State Maintenance equipment Site that have responsibility to repair the M88A2 HERCULES Vehicle. The instruction is 80 hours in length, Monday through Friday 0730 – 1630 each day for two weeks. There is no instruction on weekends. All instruction is a combination of classroom and hands on with the end item and special diagnostic gear oriented on repair; there is no “field” component to this instruction as no recovery tasks are taught.

Course contains instruction in conducting field maintenance, inspection, and repair of the M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle. The student will receive instruction on operator controls, engine, transmission, suspension, auxiliary power unit (APU) and hydraulics. Focus will be on the correct procedures for replace, remove, install, adjust, test, and troubleshooting the above systems. Electrical schematics will be discussed and used to troubleshoot those systems. Theory of operation and advanced instruction on troubleshooting of electrical control, mechanical systems, hydraulic function and the performance of on board Field Maintenance tasks on the M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle. The students use the latest Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) to test and troubleshooting equipment to perform system diagnostic evaluation to improve readiness and support for the M88A2 Hercules Recovery Vehicle. Receive training that should develop more in-depth abilities of the System Repairer’s basic knowledge and skills in electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical applications.


Must be an ARNG Technician working in a UTES, MATES, CSMS or FMS Shop in maintenance support of M88A2 HERCULES Vehicles or M-Day Soldier MOS Qualified in 91H.

Mr. Mark Rushing is the POC for enrollment information at 515-727-3579, DSN 431-3579 and Mr. Matt Hogan is the POC for Technical Course Information at 515-727-3586, DSN 431-3586. See the Tri-Fold M88A2 brochure for detailed information on this course.

26 Aug 2019


Sustainment Training Center (STC)
7105 NW 70th Avenue ~ Johnston, Iowa 50131-1824
Operations:(515) 727-3522 ~ Tech Training: (515) 727-3579

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