cross referenced. One should be a record of each lot of ammunition and the locations in which it
is stored (the ammunition lot record cards may be used as this part of the locator system) and the
second record should be a planograph for each storage building or a loose leaf book by magazine
number with contents listed. Automated products may be used as long as they convey the
SECTION X. INVENTORY
10.36 Procedures. Detailed inventory procedures are prescribed by the individual DoD
SECTION XI. SAFETY
10.37 General. An integral part of all ammunition handling operations is consideration for the
safety of personnel, property, ammunition, and explosives. It is the policy of DoD that its
agencies establish adequate controls consistent with a safe and efficient operation. The
controlling authority is responsible for ensuring that safe practices are being observed in all
operations in which ammunition and explosives are handled. That line of responsibility remains
unbroken until it reaches that person who handles the item.
10.38 Safety Rules. Each military service is responsible for the publication of safety rules,
regulations, and procedures to be followed in the handling of ammunition.
10.39 Posting Instructions. General instructions governing the storage
should be posted in each magazine and building where ammunition and explosives are stored.
These general instructions will include as a minimum the following:
A. Always handle explosives and ammunition carefully.
B. Remove dirt, grit, and foreign materials from containers and ammunition before placing in
C. Do not store explosives and ammunition in damaged containers.
D. Keep all containers in magazine effectively closed.
E. Store all material lot numbers separately. The location configuration will be stable and
designed to allow free circulation of air to all parts of the stack. Where dunnage is required to
keep containers and ammunition off the floor, metal dunnage is preferred.
F. Do not open, repair, pack, or repack containers in or within 100 feet of a magazine, except as
specifically authorized by the controlling authority.
G. Do not keep empty containers, tools, or other materials in magazine containing ammunition
or explosives except as specifically authorized by the controlling authority.
H. Good housekeeping practices such as cleanliness and order must be maintained.