b. Immediate issues provide ammunition for unscheduled or short-notice requirements. Examples
are unforecasted training ammunition requests and most combat issues. As with routine issues a due-out
is established if the issue isn't required within 24 hours to ensure that visibility of the pending issue is
8. On the date processing begins, the document control section forwards the DA Form 581 from the
suspense file to the stock control section for review and selection of appropriate DODIC's and condition-
code stocks by lot number and location.
a. The selection of stocks for issue must be based on the following priorities:
(1) Priority 1. Smallest lots of ammunition.
(2) Priority 2. Ammunition designated as "priority issue." (Condition Code C)
(3) Priority 3. Acceptable substitute from excess stocks. Coordination must be made with the
requisitioner to ensure that the substitute ammunition meets the needs of the requisitioner.
(4) Priority 4. Oldest ammunition of type being issued.
(5) Priority 5. All other stock.
b. Special care must be taken to ensure the following guidelines are followed when selecting stocks
(1) Issue only serviceable ammunition. See Appendix B for ammunition condition codes.
(2) Advise using units of limitations on the use of restricted ammunition (Condition Code B),
and ammunition suspended from issue and use except for emergency combat (Condition Code N). (Use
TB 9-1300-385 for guidance.)
(3) Never issue ammunition classified by TB-9-1300-385 as "suspended from issue, movement
and use" or "suspended from issue, and use."
(4) Closely monitor issues of miscellaneous small lots of artillery ammunition so that using units
will not get overburdended with small lots. This is important to artillery units in combat to reduce
registration with the Fire Direction Center due to changes in lot numbers.