While being trained at my first command in the Navy, I noticed something unusual right away.
Appendix B of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) contains a link to a form that provides the template for an equipment history record (EHR) card, which aviation maintenance administrators (AZs) frequently use to log maintenance. Section VI–Column B of the EHR card logs the status of technical directives (TDs) pertaining to the item. (A TD is akin to a recall that a car manufacturer might issue.) The form does not permit typing in this column; the TD status entries are chosen from a conveniently pre-entered drop-down menu (“INC” for an incorporated TD, “NA” for a non-applicable TD, etc.).