Ammunition residue that is economically returnable is identified in DA Pamphlet 710-2-1. The ASP or
SSA should publish this list in its external SOP to ensure that all units are aware of these standards.
Completing the DA Form 581 for Residue Turn-Ins. Ammunition residue and salvageable items
must be turned in to the SSA or ASP on a separate DA Form 581 from the one used for turning in live
ammunition. An example of a completed DA Form 581 used to turn in ammunition residue is shown in
Figure 3-8. It is completed in exactly the same manner as for a live ammunition turn-in, except for the
remarks in Block 28, which are as follows:
"The above items drawn on document number xxxxxxx were properly expended. All other items
drawn on that document number are being returned under document number xxxxxx."
"Contents have been inspected. Contents do not contain any live rounds, unfired primers,
explosives, or other dangerous materiel. Signed." (The individual who makes the inspection
signs this statement.) (This is a required entry.)
"The vehicle listed below passed the safety inspection required by DA Pamphlet 710-2-1, Figure
11-1." (This entry is optional.)
"As a result of shortages, DA Form xxxxxR is attached." (Enter this statement and attach a
completed DA Form xxxxxR when there is a shortage between the quantity of unexpended
ammunition issued and the ammunition returned to the ASP.)
Processing the DA Form 581. After completing the DA Form 581, the using unit takes the
salvage material to the ASP or SSA and presents the DA Form 581 to the stock control section. The
stock control clerk pulls the due in suspense copy of the original DA Form 581, and reconciles the turn-
The stock control clerk checks the Training Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS)
training event code to verify why the ammunition was issued and expended. He or she then compares
the entries in Blocks 3, 7, 8, 13a, 16, 17, and 18 to verify the accuracy of the technical and
administrative entries. The clerk then checks Block 28 of the turn-in document to ensure that the
correct statements were entered and signed as required. The statements entered by the using unit
must reference the document number that was used to issue the ammunition. A document number is
then assigned and entered in Block 28 of the DA Form 581.
Next, a DA Form 3151-R is prepared and sent with the ammunition to the inspection section. Using
units must provide enough personnel to unload and segregate the items by type.
The inspector counts the residue items or, in the case of brass cartridges, weighs the items. Brass
conversion factors in pounds per cartridge are shown in Table 3-1.