h. Block 7a - Approved by. This block is signed by the Authenticating Officer. Depending upon
the type organization, this may be an S-4 Officer, Division Ammunition Officer (DAO), or other
authority designated to control usage of ammunition within your command.
i. Block 7b - Date. Enter the Julian date the authenticating officer signs the DA Form 581.
j. Block 8 - Authenticating Office No. Leave blank.
k. Block 9 - Enter an "X" in the box, designating a "Transportation Order."
l. Block 10a - Item No. Enter the item numbers in sequence, starting with one (l), for each item
m. Block 10b - National Stock Number. Enter the Federal Supply Class (FSC). The FSC is the first
4 digits of the Federal Stock Number. This is entered at the left of this column. The Department of
Defense Identification Code (DODIC) is then entered on the same line at the right side of this column.
Also describe each item requested. Enter the words "LAST ITEM" after your last entry.
n. Block 10c - Lot Number. Leave blank.
o. Block 10d - Quantity Requested. Enter the quantity of each item requested.
p. Block 10e - Quantity Issued. Leave blank.
q. Block 10f - Unit Price. Leave blank.
r. Block 10g - Total Cost. Leave blank.
s. Block 11 - Remarks. Enter one of the following statements, as applicable:
Required to replenish basic load.
Expenditures are within authorized available supply rates.
Required for immediate expenditure within authorized allowances.
If the ammunition is required for training, a Training Event Code from DA Pam 710-2-2
must also be entered.