This manual establishes the doctrinal framework for the Army prepositioned stocks (APS) program. It describes the missions, duties, and responsibilities of all parties involved in moving APS to an operational area and handing it off to designated Army units. APS make Army equipment available to early deploying units to support full spectrum operations occurring throughout the world while reducing the requirement for strategic lift. These prepositioned sets of equipment are essential to our National Military Strategy and enable the United States to provide timely support in areas involving U.S. national interest or humanitarian needs.
NOTE: FM 3-35.1 supersedes FM 100-17-1 and FM 100-17-2
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