(Ammunition Stores Slip) is annotated showing actual type and quantities turned-in. This information is
then transferred to the DA Form 581, the DA Form 581 is signed and a copy returned to the using unit.
The DA Form 581 is then posted to the stock records set and the transaction reported to SAAS-3.
This lesson covers this process in depth and includes a practice exercise. The lesson is divided into four
Part A is Turn-In Procedures, Part B is Preparation of Documents for Live Ammunition Turn-Ins, Part C
is Documentation Preparation and Flow for Ammunition Residue, and Part D is Turn-In Reconciliation
PART A - TURN-IN PROCEDURES
1. Before we cover the procedures involved in the turn-in of ammunition, let's first define the term
"TURN-IN." Turn-in, as used in this lesson, is the return to the ASP/SSA of unexpended ammunition
and ammunition residue. Ammunition residue is defined as all items remaining after ammunition and
missiles are used. Ammunition residue includes such items as steel, plastic, or brass cartridge cases;
firing devices; grommets; cardboard and wooden boxes; cans; missile containers; and other items used
to package ammunition and missiles.
2. The following guidelines make turning in ammunition safer and easier to control.
a. Encourage using units to return unexpended ammunition in their original packs.
b. Discourage using units from opening more rounds and packages than they need for immediate
use and that may have to be turned in later.
c. Inspect turn-ins thoroughly. This is necessary because turn-ins may be in mixed lots and varying
quantities may be in each container. There may also be unserviceable and hazardous ammunition mixed
in with serviceable ammunition.
d. Residue materiel must be inspected 100 percent and be certified by the Quality Assurance (QA)