ENGINEERING INFORMATION BULLETIN (EIB).The Engineering Information Bulletin is
published biweekly and distributed to all naval ships and electronics installation and maintenance
activities. It is authoritative and is a means of rapid dissemination of advanced hull, mechanical,
electronic, electrical, and related equipment information. It includes information concerning approved
beneficial suggestions, electronics field changes, mechanical alterations (MECHALTS), installation
techniques, maintenance notes and practices, and technical manual availabilities, advance change notices,
EQUIPMENT TECHNICAL MANUALS.Technical manuals carry information essential to the
proper operation, maintenance, and repair of specific equipment. These manuals may occasionally contain
errors. In those cases, change notices are provided to correct the manuals. Updates because of equipment
changes are also provided. These changes must be installed in the technical manuals to maintain accuracy
and to prevent the loss of man-hours resulting from the use of obsolete data and/or schematics. The
Guide for User Maintenance of NAVSEA Technical Manuals, NAVSEA S005-AA-GYD-030/TMMP,
provides information on identifying, ordering, deficiency reporting, and updating technical manuals.
NAVSUP PUBLICATION 2002.NAVSUP 2002 is the Navy Stock List of Publication and
Forms and provides NSNs for ordering Navy publications and their changes. Each edition is issued
quarterly and supersedes the previous one in its entirety. It is produced in microfiche only and contains
Section 3NAVAIR Technical Directives
DECKPLATE.The deckplate is a technical periodical published monthly by NAVSEA. It
contains information on design, construction, conversion, operation, maintenance, and repair of Navy
vessels and their equipment. It also includes articles on personnel safety, service hints, and adopted
NAVAL SAFETY CENTER PUBLICATIONS.The Naval Safety Center publishes bulletins
and several periodicals to keep Navy personnel informed on the subject of accident prevention.
Ship Safety Bulletin
This monthly newsletter contains safety notes and accident data.
This quarterly magazine contains a review of surface ship and submarine accident
prevention and safety articles.
This magazine is a monthly review of articles concerning aviation safety and
MECH is a bimonthly review of aviation maintenance related mishaps,
material/personnel hazards, and general aviation ground safety.
TRAINING MANUALS (TRAMANS).Training manuals are designed to give enlisted personnel
background knowledge for the proper performance of their assigned jobs. Electrical and electronic theory
and operation and maintenance information on pertinent equipment are presented at different rating levels
in the TRAMANs written for the technical rates.