10.34 Preparation for Delivery
A. Shipping activities will comply with DOT and departmental regulations, whichever apply to
the most restrictive anticipated mode of transportation.
B. All ammunition shall be loaded in accordance with the applicable outloading drawings and
standards. Where such a drawing or standard does not exist, guidance may be obtained from the
US Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Savanna, IL, or the Navy
Packaging, Handling, Storage and Transportation Center, Colts Neck, NJ,. Also, general
guidance contained in BOE Pamphlet Nos. 6, 6A, and 6C shall be followed where applicable.
These pamphlets can be obtained from Bureau of Explosives, Association of American
Railroads, 1920 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.
C. All shipments will be documented and marked in accordance with DoD regulation 4500.32-
R, Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures, MIL-STD-129, Marking for
Shipment and Storage, and applicable modal regulations.
D. Certification for shipment by military air will be made in accordance with AFJMAN 24-
204/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19G/DLAI 4145.3. For shipment by
commercial aircraft, DOT or ICAO/IATA regulations are applicable.
E. Ammunition lot integrity should be maintained in storage and shipment from the time of
manufacture and assembly through the supply action to troops. Lots should not be mixed in
storage and shipment.
F. Placards should be placed on the outside of both railcar doors, indicating on which side of
the railcar the documents are to be found.
G. Components of DoD will give technical aid and assistance to rail and motor carriers in the
event of an incident involving explosives and ammunition. All such incidents will be reported in
conformance with regulations of the appropriate military department.
H. Lumber and nails used for blocking and bracing of shipments will be of the size, variety,
and grade specified and approved by DOT, BOE, the PICA and/or individual military service
drawings, sketches, or narratives.
I. Adequate safeguards will be taken to ensure that ammunition being shipped agrees with the
item and condition specified on the shipping directives.
J. Preparation for intransit security should conform to standards as set forth in appropriate
military service/agency regulations for shipment of classified and/or sensitive material.
SECTION IX. LOCATOR SYSTEM
10.35 Locator Records. Locator records will be established at all military facilities where
ammunition and explosives are stored. There should be two records established which can be