NSN/Noun (or NSN/Nomenclature). There are several NSN/Nomenclature entries for each
DODIC. The first entry is the live ammunition item. It is followed by entries for the residue items
generated when one pack of the ammunition is expended. In some cases (such as for DODIC C449), a
single component may have several NSNs. Ina this case, all applicable NSNs are listed under the
Unit pack. This column shows the number of items per package for the DODIC.
Reconciliation. This column indicates the residue items to be turned in according to MACOM
directives. Items with an "R" in this column must be returned to the ASP. An "S" in this column
indicates that, if a supplementary charge was removed during firing, it must be returned to the ASP. A
"T" in this column indicates that additional documentation (such as a certificate of expenditure) is
required for turn-in if the item was used during training.
The using unit must turn in all residue. If the residue turn-in and the live ammunition turn-in together
total less than the quantity of ammunition issued, the unit commander must initiate an investigation
under AR 190-11 and AR 735-5, Policies and Procedures for Property Accountability, dated 20
September 1989, if applicable. He or she must also provide the ASP or SSA with a statement on the
turn-in document that such an investigation was initiated or that the residue was non-recoverable. An
example of this would be nonrecoverable cartridge cases from small arms fired from aircraft. The ASP
accountable officer determines on a case-by-case basis if the training event prevented the collection
and turn-in of all fired cartridge cases.
When a unit is issued ammunition, a suspense copy of the DA Form 581 is filed in the stock control
office. Local SOPs establish the maximum number of days that may elapse between the issue and
The stock control clerk normally uses three documents to perform the reconciliation. He or she
identifies the quantity of live ammunition that was issued to the unit from the original DA Form 581. He
or she then deducts the number of live rounds turned in on the DA Form 581 for live ammunition, and
compares the result to the amount of residue turned in on the DA Form 581 for residue. For example, if
16,800 rounds were issued, and 10,000 rounds were turned in, the DA Form 581 for residue should
show that 6,800 cartridge cases were turned in. Assume that these items were A071, NSN 1305-00-
926-3930 cartridges, 5.56mm ball, M193. In addition to the cartridge cases, the unit must turn in the
salvageable material. Referring to Figure 3-9, you find that the unit must turn in 168 ten-round clips for
each 1,680 rounds issued (in this case, 1,680 clips). The unit must also turn in 12 magazine fillers for
each 1,680 rounds issued (in this case, 120 magazine fillers). The unit must turn in two M2A1 metal
boxes for each 1,680 rounds issued (20 metal boxes in this case). There is one wirebound box with
ends for the M2A1 box for each 1,680 rounds issued, so 10 wirebound boxes must also be turned in in
If there are no shortages, the DA Forms 581 are signed, and a copy of each is given to the using unit
along with a copy of the DA Form 3151-R.
When shortages exceed the allowable losses specified in Appendix L of DA Pamphlet 710-2-1, the
battalion commander, or a lieutenant colonel or equivalent commander in the chain of command, may
sign a certificate allowing the loss. Every effort to collect all residue for turn-in must be made. Missing
live ammunition requires action under AR 190-11.