(5) Legibility of the markings on boxes
(do not depalletize ammunition for this, just
inspect the boxes visible on the surface of the
a. Ammunition received at DS/GS, ammuni-
tion supply point (ASP) will be given a thor-
ough visual inspection for damage to the packag-
ing which could reduce the level of protection it
provides to the ammunition or which indicates
that the ammunition within the packaging may
be damaged. In the latter case, the ammuni-
The item nomenclature, DODIC,
tion will be unpacked only to the lowest level
DOT/UN markings and lot number
necessary to determine if it has been damaged.
must all be legible.
The same basic criteria detailed in TM 9-1375-
213-12 apply. Undamaged boxes will not be
depalletized for this upcoming inspection and
undamaged boxes will not be unsealed.
b. Depalletize and set aside for corrective
action all boxes with any of the damage
b. Field service stocks, including basic load,
listed in a(1) through (4) above or having
will be checked for serviceability as directed by
USA IOC, Rock Island, IL using the inspection
and function test procedures of SB 742-1 and
In a facility/area authorized for handling
the specific supply bulletins and supporting sup-
unpacked ammunition, unpack the con-
ply bulletins listed in Appendix A under the
tents of damage boxes only as far as nec-
direction of the cognizant QASAS. The field-
essary to determine if the ammunition
expedient methods and equipment detailed in
itself has been damaged.
previous editions of this technical manual are
no longer authorized.
Forward repairable damaged boxes
c. With the exception of sealed, undamaged
to the car enter shop for repair or
boxes, field-returned items must be individually
obtain replacement boxes from the
inspected for serviceability, cleaned and
local "box yard" from previously
repacked before reissue. Field-returned items
expended, similar ammunition.
will be given priority of issue.
If it was necessary to unpack the
d. Disposition instructions for items which
ammunition completely, it must be
fail surveillance inspection or test, are found in
visually inspected using the guide-
need of maintenance or exhibit some other
lines of TM 9-1375-213-12&P and
anomaly will be requested of HQ, USA IOC,
common sense criteria.
AMSIO-IOA-A, Rock Island, IL by means of an
Ammunition Condition Report, AMC Form
Good ammunition may be repacked
and marked for priority of issue
(since it has been unsealed and a vac-
3-2. Visual Inspection of Incoming
uum pump and barrier bag sealer is
not generally available at DS/GS
The organizational level
a. Visually inspect for incoming ammuni-
repack procedures of TM 9-1375-
tion packaging per paragraph 3-1a. above specifi-
213-12&P apply All boxes must be
properly marked to show the con-
tents, DOT/UN markings, and lot
(1) Penetrating type damage to a box
which could have damaged the contents.
As permitted by local regulations
(2) Crushing or gashing type damage to
and policy, ammunition considered
a box which could have damaged the contents.
unserviceable may be destroyed
(3) Severe weathering (or other environ-
locally (small, inexpensive items) or
mental damage) which could have damaged the
reported to AMSIO-IOA-A, IOC
through ammunition supply chan-
nels (larger, expensive items such as
(4) Any damage to a box or pallet
the M180 Demolition Kit).
which could affect its integrity or ability to pro-
tect its contents.