You will recall from reading the general notes that Page 5 of the basic procedures drawing gives guidance on
constructing light pallets. Refer to the extract of the basic procedures drawing in the appendix. Page 5 of the
basic drawing explains the use of empty boxes as fillers and how to stack the empty boxes on the pallet. The
provisions also specify what color the light, or empty, boxes should be. They also describe the type of placard
and the lettering specifications that are required to mark the pallet. The placard indicates how many light boxes
and/or empty boxes are on the pallet. MIL-STD-129 gives additional information on marking pallets and is the
official document for marking specifications. Note the instructions for constructing the filler assembly that is used
to replace a box on a "light pallet." These instructions are very specific.
Now, look at Page 2 of Appendix 43. You see a view of the pallet, the approximate dimensions of the pallet, the
location of load and tiedown straps, and instructions for constructing a filler assembly. Page 2 also provides data
on cube and weight per unit. These figures are approximate and may differ for various reasons. For example,
the moisture content of the wood or packing material inside the box may cause a difference in weight and cube.
The Bill of Material also shown on Page 2 is vital to planning the shipment. It allows you to calculate pallet
requirements, to include how much strapping and lumber and how many seals and nails you will need in order to
prepare the shipment.
Ideally, when all of the items are palletized and ready to load, they should be physically located together in order
to expedite the shipment when it is called for. Plans should also be made at this time to ensure that sufficient
personnel, equipment, and materials (such as, checkers, laborers, equipment operators, material handling
equipment, forklifts, cranes, and pallet jacks) are available to support the loading operation.
When all of the ammunition has been palletized, the storage section returns the DA Form 3151-R to the stock
control section and reports that the ammunition is ready to be shipped. The stock control section prepares the
remaining forms necessary to ship the ammunition. These are DD Form 1348-1 and DD Form 1384. A separate
DD Form 1348-1 is prepared for each NSN being shipped. A separate DD Form 1384 is prepared for each
vehicle, railcar, aircraft, or watercraft in the shipment.
The first form prepared is the DD Form 1348-1. It is prepared in accordance with DA Pamphlet 710-2-2, Figure
25-19. See extract from DA Pamphlet 710-2-2 in the appendix at the back of this subcourse. The DD Form
1348-1 shown in Figure 1-5 is an example of how the form is filled out in order to redistribute assets from one
ASP to another. The most important entries to check on the form are the NSN (Stock Number block), the lot
number (Remarks block), quantity to be transferred (Quantity block), and the condition code (Mat Cond block).
Once the DD Form 1348-1 has been completed and checked, the transportation clerk prepares DD Form 1384.
This form is prepared in accordance with DA Pamphlet 710-2-2, Figure 25-20. See Figure 1-6, Page 1-10, and
the extract in the appendix. The most important entries to check on the form are the following:
Block 1, Doc Id. To support computer punch-card format, the document identifier "TE" is required on all
forms. One of two codes will be used. "TE0" is used for shipments outside the corps area, and "TE1" is
used for an in-corps transfer.
Blocks 2 through 31.
These blocks are self explanatory when using DA Pamphlet 710-2-2.