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Levels of Repair
(Definition from DoDD 4151.18)

Depot Maintenance. That materiel maintenance requiring major overhaul or a complete rebuilding of parts, assemblies, subassemblies, and end items, including the manufacture of parts, modifications, testing, and reclamation as required. Depot maintenance serves to support lower categories of maintenance by providing technical assistance and performing that maintenance beyond their responsibility. Depot maintenance provides stocks of serviceable equipment because it has available more extensive facilities for repair than are available in lower maintenance activities. Depot maintenance includes all aspects of software maintenance.

Levels of Repair
(
Definition from DoDD 4151.18)

Intermediate-Level Maintenance. That materiel maintenance that is the responsibility of, and performed by, designated maintenance activities in support of using organizations. The intermediate-level maintenance mission is to enhance and sustain the combat readiness and mission capability of supported activities by providing quality and timely materiel support at the nearest location with the 1owest practical resource expenditure. Intermediate-level maintenance includes limited repair of commodity-orientated components and end items, job shop, bay, and production line operations for special mission requirements; repair of printed circuit boards, software maintenance. and fabrication or manufacture of repair parts, assemblies, components. Jigs and fixtures, when approved by higher levels.

Levels of Repair
(
Definition from DoDD 4151.18)

Organizational-Level Maintenance. Maintenance normally performed by an operating unit on a day-to-day basis in support of its own operations. The organizational-level maintenance mission is to maintain assigned equipment in a full mission-capable status while continually improving the process. Organizational-level maintenance can be grouped under categories of "inspections," "servicing," "handling," and "preventive maintenance."

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