Definition of an Ammunition Receipt
"Receipt" is a term used to describe receiving ammunition as a result of the movement and transfer of
stocks from one ammunition storage activity to another. The receipts discussed in this lesson are
shipments from one of the following areas:
A corps storage area (CSA).
A theater storage area (TSA).
A port of entry (POE).
A manufacturing plant.
Unit turn-ins are not referred to as receipts. However, when a unit returns unused ammunition or
residue, it must be "received" by the storage activity. Unit turn-ins will be covered later in this lesson.
Notice of Shipment
An ammunition supply unit normally receives advance notice of incoming shipments. This notification,
called a REPSHIP, may be provided in one or more of the following ways:
DD Form 1348-1 (DOD Single Line Item Release/Receipt Document). A completed example of
this form is shown in Figure 3-1. Block numbers 8 through 22 provide the item stock number,
and block numbers 25 through 29 identify the quantity to be shipped.
XBT Record. A completed example of this form is shown in Figure 3-2. Block numbers 9
through 12 identify the item's DODIC, and block numbers 17 through 24 indicate the quantity to
Advance notice by telephone, facsimile, or message according to MACOM directives.
Planning for Receipts
Proper planning for receipts begins when the notice from the shipper is received. The notice shows the
contents of the shipment and the expected arrival date. The following paragraphs describe the steps
that must be taken.
Select Proper Storage Locations. Compare the REPSHIP to your stock records to determine
if the ammunition listed is similar to ammunition already stored.
If the shipment is similar to ammunition in storage (with the same NSN and lot numbers), determine if
there is adequate space to store it. Check the storage locations shown on planographs, or the actual
storage locations. Planographs may be scale drawings of magazine floor plans, or they may be
computer-generated location systems that lay out the storage site into grids. In either case, the
measurement used must be identified somewhere on the planographs. The necessary pallet
dimensions (length, width, and height) are given in SB 708-4, by NSN, as shown in Figure 3-3. With
the pallet dimensions and the dimensions of the space available, using arithmetic to calculate the area
and cube is simple. A comparison of area to cube then shows if the ammunition will fit into the space
available. If the shipment will not fit, rewarehousing of ammunition among the magazines may be
required. Warehousing and rewarehousing procedures are covered in detail in subcourse MM0169,
Evaluating Conventional Ammunition Storage Operations (Part II)