MM3671, Lesson 3
INSPECTING MUNITIONS FOR AIR SHIPMENTS
One of the responsibilities of an ammunition inspector is to inspect munitions for air shipment. You may be
required to inspect pallets of ammunition at an ammunition supply point before they are transported to a military
air base. The areas inspected are critical to the safe transport of ammunition by air.
Task. This lesson is based on the following task from soldier's manual STP 9-55X34-SM-TG: 093-424-3125,
Inspect Munitions for Air Shipment.
Objectives. When you have completed this lesson, you should be able to describe what must be done to inspect
ammunition prepared for air shipment, to approve or disapprove the shipment, and to complete the Hazardous
Material Air Shipment Inspection Report and the necessary tags and labels (DD Form 1387 and DD Form 1387-1).
Conditions. You will have this subcourse book and work without supervision.
Standard. You must score at least 70 on the end-of-subcourse examination.
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AIR REPORT SHIPMENT INSPECTION
The Hazardous Material Air Shipment Inspection Report, commonly called the air shipment report, is a locally
produced form that must be completed by an ammunition inspector when munitions are to be shipped by air. The
form shown in figure 3-1, an example of a locally produced form, will be used throughout this lesson.
The identification information needed to complete an air shipment report is taken from DD Form 1387-2 (Special
Handling Data/Certification) (figure 3-2) and DD Form 1348-1 (figure 3-3). You receive DD Form 1348-1 from the
ammunition accountable officer on your installation, as advance notice of the shipment. You receive the original
and six copies of DD Form 1387-2, already filled out, from the shipper. It is your responsibility as the ammunition
inspector to make certain that DD Form 1387-2 is correctly filled out.
DD Form 1387-2
Refer to figure 3-2 as you go through the form item by item.
Item Nomenclature Block. Make sure there are five entries for the shipment.
1. Proper shipping name: Detonators, Class A Explosive.
2. Hazard Class: Class A Explosive.