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    Trying to find out information on both Battle Spares and Forward Based Spares; it seems the terminology has changed over the years as well as where information can be found ie. instructions (P-485) and policies. Could you assist me to help identify who manages, what is a requirement to be a spare and what instructions or policies provide information?


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    Language for spares allowance determination has evolved.  The Provisioning, Allowance and Fitting Out Support (PAFOS) Manual http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NUWC-Keyport/NSLC/PAFOS/ provides an informative reference for shaping shipboard sparing models.  Moreover, the PAFOS Manual details organizations responsible for establishing policy, spare requirements and management of Supply Support resources.  
     

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