MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP Desk Guide
provisions o f t h e m i l i t a r y t r a ffi c m a n a g e m e n t
regulations with respect to traffic moving within the
United States (except Alaska and Hawaii). Appendix
A, provides consignment instructions, and overseas
NAVSUP P-409, is a handy reference for personnel
offloading port information for material to be shipped
who originate and process MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP
documents. This booklet contains common
to Navy shore-based activities overseas and in Alaska
definitions, coding structures, and abbreviated code
and Hawaii. It is issued as a separate publication.
definitions used on a daily basis. Blank space is
p r ov i d e d f o r e n t e r i n g c o m m o n l y u s e d r o u t i n g
identifier, fund, project, and locally assigned codes.
NAVSUP issues many publications that deal with
Supply Afloat Packaging Procedures (NAVSUP
the different facets of supply. This section discusses
some of the publications that are of particular interest
to the SK. These publications are also available on
This publication provides a simple do-it-yourself
CD-ROM (compact disk-read only memory) cataloged
guide for naval supply activities that have limited
packaging facilities. These basic packaging techniques
as Naval Logistics Library (NLL), NAVSUP P-600.
will protect material being transferred and retrograde
NAVSUP publications are sometimes referred to
shipments of repairables.
in four different ways. For example, the NAVSUP
Afloat Supply Procedures (NAVSUP P-485)
Operating Procedures Manual for MILSTRIP/
MILSTRAP may be referred to in various publications
This publication establishes policies for the
and directives one of the following ways:
operation and management of afloat and ashore supply
departments and activities operating under these
procedures. It is designed to assist supply personnel in
1. NAVSUP Publication 485;
the performance of their assigned duties and help them
2. NAVSUP Pub 485;
in understanding and performing the individual tasks
3. NAVSUP P-485; or
associated with afloat and ashore supply operations.
4. NAVSUP 485.
Although this publication is designed primarily for
nonautomated (i.e., manual supply procedures) ships,
When referencing NAVSUP publications in
much of the information and policy that it contains
correspondence, messages, etc., they should be written
applies to all afloat and ashore supply departments.
as "NAVSUP Publication 485."
The procedures contained in the NAVSUP P-485
are the minimum needed to achieve acceptable supply
Storage And Materials Handling, NAVSUP
management. They are mandatory unless stated as
being optional. It includes the procedures outlined in
NAVSUP Manual, Volumes II and V, as they apply to
The Storage and Materials-Handling Manual
(NAVSUP P-284) consolidates the detailed technical
NAVSUP P-485 contains three volumes, listed
information available to the military services on
storage and materials-handling operations. It includes
Volume I, Afloat Supply
information on the receipt, stowage, issue, and care of
supplies (except for preservation, packaging, and
Volume II, Appendices
Volume III, Ashore Supply
T h e N av y S u p p l e m e n t ( NAV S U P P - 2 8 4 - 1 )
expands on some of the above subjects. It contains
Paragraph numbers in this publication consist of a
specific policy and procedures that do not affect the
four-digit number and subparagraph designators.
other services. These manuals are designed for the
Figure1-16 is a breakdown of NAVSUP P-485,
paragraph number 5127-7d(4)(a).