SECTION VI. RECEIVING RAILCARS AND MOTOR VEHICLES
10.27 General. Railcars
and motor vehicles containing ammunition
and explosives that are
received at military establishments will be inspected for sabotage, mechanical defects, and
condition of the loading at an established inspection point. All shipments received in damaged or
otherwise unsatisfactory condition because of deficiencies such as improper preservation,
packing, or marking will be reported on SF 364 (Report of Discrepancy) in accordance with AR
735-11-2/DLAR 4140.55/SECNAVINST 4355.18/AFR 400-54 or SF 361 in accordance with
AR 55-38 (RCS MTMC-54-R1)/NAVSUPINST 4610-33/AFR 75-18/MCO P4610-19/DLAR
SECTION VII. CARE OF AMMUNITION IN STORAGE
10.28 Responsibility. It is the responsibility of the commander of an installation to maintain
stocks of ammunition in an issuable condition. When it becomes known that stocks of
ammunition need preservation maintenance, the commander should schedule the operation per
applicable military service policies and assure that the required maintenance is accomplished
with minimal delay.
10.29 Storage Selection.
Proper storage for ammunition
to afford adequate protection should
be selected in accordance with policies and regulations of the appropriate military service.
10.30 Inspection of Incoming Ammunition. Incoming ammunition should be inspected to
determine condition and whether adequate preservative protection has been applied. Those
packages of ammunition which have been opened and are being returned to the installation as
excess should be cautiously checked. The examination should verify the materials
serviceability/condition code and identify any preservation and/or packaging requirements.
10.31 Inspection of Ammunition in Storage. Inspections of ammunition in storage should be
conducted to determine if the preservation and packaging protective measures are still adequate.
A definitive inspection schedule should be established and followed.
10.32 Preservation and Cleaning Methods. The primary inventory control activity's
packaging office will establish proper cleaning procedures, methods of preservation, packaging,
and marking requirements.
SECTION VIII. SHIPPING
10.33 General. Ammunition shall be packaged in the containers prescribed by the drawings and
specifications for the specific stock number involved. In addition, the individual military
services publish standard carloading and truckloading drawings, sketches, and narratives in
compliance with DOT and US Coast Guard regulations. Additional transportation requirements
are specified by DoD 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation., Part II, Cargo Movement.