The DA Forms 3151-R are cross-referenced against the original shipping DD Forms 1348-1. Any
discrepancies identified by the checker or by the audit trail are noted, and any true discrepancies are
clarified. The DD Form 1348-1, which is the accountable document, is corrected and annotated, if
Completing and Filing the Documents. After the DA Forms 3151-R have been checked, a
representative of the receiving activity signs the DD Forms 1348-1 and the DD Form 1384, and the
convoy departs the area. The stock control section posts the receipts, forwards the receipt documents
via the Standard Army Ammunition System (SAAS) to the next level, and files the receipt documents
and the supporting documents.
From the time the ammunition enters the depot or ASP, the surveillance section performs receipt
inspections continuously. Depending on the size of the shipment, this process may take days or even
Definition of an Ammunition Turn-In
The term "turn-in" is used in this lesson to describe the return of unexpended ammunition and
ammunition residue to the ASP or supply support activity (SSA). Ammunition residue is defined as all
items remaining after ammunition and missiles are used. It includes such items as cartridge cases,
grommets, and items used to package ammunition and missiles.
The following guidelines make turning in ammunition safer and easier to control:
Encourage using units to return unexpended ammunition in the original packaging.
Discourage using units from opening more packages than needed for immediate use.
Inspect turn-ins thoroughly. Check especially for mixed lots and varying quantities in each
container, unserviceable or hazardous ammunition mixed with serviceable ammunition, and live
ammunition mixed with residue.
Inspect 100 percent of the residue materials turned in. Residue must be certified by the quality
assurance (QA) section as being free of explosives.
As the ammunition officer of the supporting ASP, establish an external SOP for distribution to all
supported units advising them on the documentation and procedures to be used when turning in
live ammunition and residue.
Planning for Unit Turn-Ins
The steps or activities to be performed relative to the turn-in of ammunition are shown in Figure 3-6.
Local SOPs may require some deviation from these steps, but you should start with the information
given in Figure 3-6 when preparing your local SOP. The following paragraphs outline the turn-in
procedures that should be covered in the local SOP.
Live Ammunition Turn-In Procedures
Completing the DA Form 581. When a using unit has a requirement to turn in live ammunition,
it must prepare a DA Form 581 (Request for Issue and Turn-In of Ammunition). If more space is
needed, a DA Form 581-1 (Request for Issue and Turn-In of