Issuing Munitions for Destruction
The operations section notifies the noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) /officer in charge (OIC) of the
demolition team by providing them with a copy of the DA Form 2415. This should be accomplished as soon as
possible after receipt of the form. On the day the destruction is to take place, the ammunition stocks programmed
for destruction are issued by the supply support activity (SSA) on a DA Form 581 (Request for Issue and Turn-In
of Ammunition). The operations section assigns an SSA document control number to the DA Form 581 from the
document register and enters an "X" in Block 1 (ISSUE). The following statement is entered in Block 28
(REMARKS): "Ammunition certified unserviceable by qualified inspector and authorized for destruction under
the provisions of DA Pamphlet 738-750, and approved on DA Form 2415." Below this statement is the entry
"CERTIFICATE OF DESTRUCTION." An example of a completed DA Form 581 used as a certificate of
destruction is shown in Figure 1-4.
The operations section completes and forwards a DA Form 3151-R to the surveillance section to verify that the lot
is unserviceable. The surveillance section returns the verified DA Form 3151-R to the operations section. The
operations section then forwards the verified DA Form 3151-R with the DA Form 581 to the storage section,
which then issues the ammunition to the destruction team NCOIC/OIC. The operations section keeps copies of
the DA Form 3151-R and the DA Form 581 in the due-out file.
When the destruction is completed, the demolition team provides the NCOIC/OIC with a copy of the DA Form
2415. The authenticated DA Form 581 is returned to the operations section. The operations section closes the
due-out file on the destroyed stocks. It then records the transaction on the lot locator record or the serial number
record, as appropriate, and on the DODIC Master Record.
Reporting the Destruction of Munitions
The destruction action is reported to the Standard Army Ammunition System-Level 3 (SAAS-3) activity. This is
accomplished by preparing a document identifier code XBH transaction input according to the unit's SOP. The
DA Form 581, the DA Form 3151-R, and the DA Form 2415 are filed in the supporting voucher file by SSA
document control number.
The single most important safety consideration when planning a disposal operation is ensuring that all personnel
selected for the demolition team are thoroughly trained and briefed on each operation. The training program for
routine destruction must include the following:
Methods and procedures for both electric and nonelectric priming and capping.
Methods and procedures for destruction by detonation and by burning.
Guidelines for selecting the demolition site.
General and specific safety procedures for destroying ammunition.
Such training must be routinely scheduled to keep soldiers trained at all times. Refer to TM 9-1300-206, TM 9-
1375-213-12, and FM 5-25 for details on scheduling training. Local EOD teams should provide technical
assistance during hands-on training sessions.