The INITIAL CASREP
The INITIAL CASREP (fig. 13-5) identifies, to an appropriate level of detail, the status of the casualty, repair parts (if any are required), and whatever assistance may be necessary. This information is essential to allow operational and staff authorities to apply the proper priority to necessary resources. Each Initial CASREP should contain a CASUALTY set, followed by one or more sets that convey information concerning that casualty. Further explanation of the message sets is provided later in this chapter. An Initial CASREP should be submitted using the following criteria:
1. An Initial CASREP may be submitted if a unit is in need of outside assistance only; that is, no parts are required to correct an equipment casualty.
2. When a casualty results from inadequate general-purpose electronic test equipment (GPETE) or preventive maintenance (PMS). The affected system should be the subject of the Initial CASREP with GPETE or PMS reported as the cause in an AMPN set.
3. An ASSIST set should be used to report whether or not a unit requires outside assistance to repair an equipment casualty.
4. When a unit requires assistance and/or parts to repair a casualty, scheduling information should be reported in the RMKS set for a full 30-day period, commencing on the earliest date that the unit can receive the assistance and/or parts. In addition to the scheduling information, the unit commander may also report any effect the casualty is expected to have on the unit's employment during the 30-day period.
5. An Initial CASREP is used to report the occurrence of a significant equipment casualty and provides specific information concerning repair of the casualty.
6. Only one initial casualty should be submitted in the Initial CASREP; best estimates for unavailable data should be included in the Initial CASREP and corrected as soon as possible in an Update CASREP.
The UPDATE CASREP
An UPDATE CASREP (fig. 13-6) is used to report information similar to that in the Initial CASREP. With
Figure 13-6.-Examp1e of an UPDATE CASREP message.
the exception of the CASUALTY and ESTIMATE sets, CASREP should be submitted using the following only previously unreported casualty information or criteria information that has changed (or was reported in error) 1. There is a need to complete any information need be reported. Information in a previously reported reporting requirements or to revise previously submitted data set may be changed by merely submitting the same information. data set again with the corrected information except for 2. The casualty situation changes; that is, the the ASSIST, 1PARTS, and 1STRIP sets. An Update estimated repair date has changed, parts status has
Figure 13-7.-Example of a multiple UPDATE CASREP message.
changed significantly, additional assistance is required, and so forth.
3. Additional malfunctions are discovered in the same equipment.
4. All parts ordered to repair the equipment have been received.
5. Upon receipt of any significant part or equipment, inclusion of the date of receipt is required in the message.
There should only be one outstanding CASREP for each item of equipment. Additional problems or malfunctions on the same item should be reported using an Update CASREP and do not require the submission of a new Initial CASREP.
Each casualty being updated in an Update CASREP should begin with a CASUALTY set, followed by one or more sets that convey information concerning that casualty. An AMPN set should be used (immediately following the ESTIMATE set) to report the receipt of parts previously reported as being required to repair a casualty.
Figure 13-7 shows an example of a multiple Update CASREP message. This type of update maybe used when a number of outstanding CASREPs remain uncorrected for various reasons.