ammunition to become unserviceable. Shipments of ammunition received from other supply
installations should be inspected for unserviceable items. When it is not possible to inspect unit turn-
ins at the time of receipt, they should be stored in a segregated area for later inspection. Ammunition
handlers must be trained to recognize indications of unserviceability and report them for inspection.
a. Ammunition in a hazardous condition shall be segregated both for safety reasons and to
minimize rehandling. Suspended stocks of ammunition will be clearly marked, and both lot-
location and magazine data cards posted to preclude issue.
b. Hazardous ammunition items must not be stored with serviceable ammunition. Suspect and
hazardous ammunition shall be segregated and stored separately from serviceable ammunition.
c. Unserviceable ammunition should be reported to the supporting Materiel Management Center
(MMC) for disposition instructions. The Ammunition Condition Report (DA Form 2415) is used
for this purpose. Ammunition that has been abandoned by using units is treated as
unserviceable until it has been inspected, and determined to be safe to handle. Hazardous
ammunition should be reported through proper channels to the installation commander, so that
orders can be issued to dispose of the ammunition. The commanding officer will report the
action taken to the next higher headquarters.
7. In this lesson we covered ammunition storage requirements, ammunition storage area safety, and
the actual storage of specific types of ammunition. You have now completed the lesson. Now it is
time for a Practice Exercise to use the knowledge you gained from the lesson. Once you complete
the Practice Exercise satisfactorily, proceed to the subcourse Examination.