DA Form 5988-E, Equipment Maintenance and Inspection Worksheet (EGA) is a form used to record faults found during the inspection of Army-owned equipment after missions. These faults include PMCS, maintenance activity inspections, diagnostic checks, and spot checks. When a mission is complete, the operator performs the after-operation preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on the equipment and annotates new faults on the DA Form 5988-E.
The form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 5988 - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in March 1991 with all previous editions being obsolete and is now filed digitally using the appropriate software. A printable DA Form 5988-E is available for reference download below.
The DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet is a similar form used to record the actions taken for quality control and the battlefield damage assessment and repair (BDAR) performed. The main difference between the two forms is that the DA 5988 is automatically printed off by a clerk and primarily used for vehicles (though it can be used for any other equipment) while the DA 2404 is manual and mainly applied to the inspection of individual equipment.