Supplies), for all personnel authorized to sign when requesting or receiving ammunition. The SSA/ASP
will also maintain a DA Form 1687 submitted by the command (first level below a MACOM), who
controls the TAMIS ammunition allocation; this is normally the Division Ammunition Officer (DAO),
the S4, or another responsible person who is authorized to sign Block 7, of the DA Form 581. The
proper use of the DA Form 1687 will ensure only TAMIS authorized items, and quantities are drawn
from the SSA/ASP.
12. When the SSA/ASP receives the DA Form 581, they will check to ensure the request is properly
authenticated. Compare the signature in block 7 to the signature on the DA Form 1687. The next action
establishes a due-out for the requested stocks. The actual issue takes place reducing the balance on
hand. Do not confuse issues (DA 581) with the forecast that was submitted to the SSA/ASP to ensure
sufficient stocks were on hand to support training ammunition requirement.
13. After the issue is completed, the SSA/ASP reports to the SAAS-3 by preparing a Document
Identifier Code (DIC) XBH, transaction input for each item issued.
14. The SSA/ASP must inform the TAMIS computer of this issue of Training Ammunition. This is
accomplished through the use of the Tactical Army Combat Computer System (TACCS). TACCS is the
hardware system used at the SAAS-4 level. For TACCS interface with TAMIS, we refer to TM 38-L69-
11-2. Files are sent to and received from TAMIS under control of the Asynchronous Terminal Emulator
(ATE) programs provided with the TACCS. This provides a portal through which the operator may log-
on to the TAMIS computer to send and receive files. Actual interface is accomplished through a
telephone connection between the TAMIS and TACCS. Once this is completed, the TACCS terminal
becomes a remote terminal of the TAMIS host computer, and all screens, and menus are from the
a. The source document for the TAMIS transaction is the DA Form 581. SAAS-4 operators have
processed the DA Form 581 for reporting to the SAAS-3 level. Only after the SAAS-4 level, END OF
DAY process, can TACCS interface with TAMIS. During the END OF DAY process, the TAMIS
Report File records are created by this process.
b. When we update the TAMIS computer, we will also have the capability to send messages and
receive messages for TAMIS.
c. The source document for TAMIS transactions (DA Form 581) has been processed as entries
were made to the TACCS (See Figure 14). Prior to interface with the TAMIS computer, we must create
the TAMIS Transmit File. This will be accomplished by personnel qualified in the 55R MOS. To
accomplish this task, they will take the following steps:
(1) Boot System. If system has been booted, start with Log-On procedures.
(2) When Log-On is completed, the SAAS-4 Function Menu appears. The screen displays: