Regardless of the form used, the NSN is the most
important identification data for any item. Check the
ML-N before listing the stock number on the 1250-1 or
1348-6 to ensure the stock number is up to date and
accurate and the unit price and unit of issue are correct.
If the NSN is not available for repair parts, use the
DD Form 1348-6 (fig. 7-12) to requisition the parts.
The DD Form 1348-6 consists of two sections. The
first, or top, section consists of 80 card columns of
MILSTRIP data; the second, or bottom, section
consists of nine data blocks of additional identification
data. The bottom section permits the inclusion of all
available technical or descriptive data. This data will
assist the supply source in the identification and
procurement of the requisitioned item.
Storekeepers requisition most material
requirements on DD Form 1348. However, certain
items excluded from MILSTRIP are ordered on DD
Form 1149 (fig. 7-13). Examples of these items are
bulk fuel, library books, communications security
equipment, and materials controlled by the Naval
NAVSUP P-409 is a handy desk guide to
MILSTRIP that gives an excellent overview of
MILSTRIP documents. However, for detailed guidance
about the use of these forms, refer to NAVSUP P-485.
In certain situations, urgent material requirements
demand the need for procurement by message, rather
than by submission of standard requisition documents.
Message requisitions are submitted in a specified
format and must convey the same data that is required
on DD Form 1348 or 1348-6.
Overseas activities use message requisitions for
priority requisitions unless transmission by other
means, such as mail or courier, is more expedient.
Messages also may be used for routine priority
requisitions when transmission by mail will not ensure
delivery of the requisitioned material by the required
time. When a message requisition is prepared, a
DD Form 1348 or 1348-6 is also prepared for each item
requested in the message. The original of each
DD Form 1348 or 1348-6 is discarded, and the
remaining copies are distributed according to
established procedures. A message requisition must
not be longer than one page and is generally limited to a
maximum of seven requisitions.
The Defense Automatic Addressing System
(DAAS) is a real time random access digital computer
system. This system uses the automatic digital network
(AUTODIN) switching centers of the Defense
Communications System to receive and retransmit
MILSTRIP messages automatically to the proper
addressees. An input message to DAAS may include
multiple requisitions, follow-ups, requisition modifiers,
and cancellation requests. All retransmittals are
automatically provides the addressee with a punched
card (or magnetic tape image) for each document
included in the originators message; therefore, no
message handling or keypunch effort is required of the
Figure 7-11. DoD Single Line Item Requisition System Document (Manual), DD Form 1348.