MM3671, Lesson 2
Container Inspection Report
Name of Lesson and Address. Enter the name and address of lesson.
Container Number. Get this number off the upper right back door. In figure 2-1, it is USAA 0100574.
Inspection Date and Hour. Enter the date and time of the inspection.
Container Destination. Enter to where the container is being sent.
Type. Enter the type of container. Munitions containers must be steel.
Installation or Activity. Enter your installation or activity.
Reports Control Symbol. Leave this blank; the Army does not use it.
Conditions of Container Major Structures. For each entry under the Major Structures column, refer back to the
check list you completed as you inspected the MILVAN. Use your judgment as to whether each entry under the
Condition column is SAT. or UNSAT. Use the Remarks column for entries such as reporting repairs made
changing UNSAT. to SAT. In the Conclusion section check off if the container has been accepted, conditionally
accepted, or, rejected. You, the inspector, sign the lower left block. (Make sure the lower right block (lesson
representative signature and title) is filled in.)
If your inspection of the MILVAN shows that it is serviceable, fill out the MILVAN Certificate (figure 2-4) and sign it.
This certificate will indicate that the MILVAN is ready for loading.
INSPECTING A LOADED MILVAN
There is no official form to use when inspecting a loaded MILVAN. There may be local forms, however; or you
may want to make up your own check list.
Your first step is to verify that the items loaded are those listed on the shipping document, DD Form 1348-1 (DOD
Single Line Item Release/Receipt Document). If the items are incorrect, notify the shipping section of the ASP of
the error. Do not continue with the inspection until the proper items are loaded.
If more than one type of ammunition is included in the load, check the compatibility by mode of transportation
(water, air, rail, or motor). Use the tables for this compatibility check in BOE-6000 for water, rail, and motor
shipments (see lesson 1), and TM 38-250 for air shipments.
Inspect the load to insure that it is properly braced to prevent shifting, and check the distribution of the items in the
MILVAN to insure load equalization. If the load is improperly braced or distributed in the MILVAN notify the
shipping section of the ASP and have the loading defect corrected (figure 2-21). There is no standard for this, so
you have to use your own judgment.