MM3671, Lesson 2
INSPECTING A MILVAN
It may be one of your duties as an ammunition inspector to inspect MILVANs (military-owned demountable
container). After your inspection, you must accept the MILVAN for use as an ammunition shipping container or
reject it. The MILVAN is the Army's primary ammunition container for both intra-theater and inter-theater
distribution of ammunition. This lesson contains the correct procedures for inspecting loaded and unloaded
Task. This lesson is based on the following task from soldier's manual STP 9-55X34-SM-TG: 09-404-3124,
Inspect a MILVAN.
Objectives. When you have completed this lesson, you should be able to list the step-by-step procedures for
inspecting a MILVAN, including proper placarding and Container Damage Check List, Container Inspection
Report, and MILVAN Certificate completion.
Conditions. You will have this subcourse book and work without supervision.
Standard. You must score at least 70 on the end-of-subcourse examination.
The MILVAN used for carrying ammunition (figure 2-1) is a fabricated steel container with a mechanical load-
bracing system that can be adjusted to meet most load requirements. (Only MILVANs with load-bracing systems
may be used to transport ammunition.)
Figure 2-1. A Military-Owned Demountable Container (MILVAN).