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b. (1) Prior to entry into combat, riflemen are issued "extra ammunition" from that carried on ammunition train vehicles. Extra ammunition is that additional quantity of small-arms ammunition and grenades issued to riflemen, automatic rifle- men, and rifle grenadiers to augment that which they normally carry on the person. To issue this ammunition, ammunition train vehicles are usually released to companies. At the same time, all or part of the ammunition carried on ammunition train ve- hicles for crew-served weapons may be distributed

to as

company ammunition bearers or weapon prescribed by the company commander.

carriers Ammu-

nition train trucks are munition supply point

returned to the battalion immediately after extra

am- am-

trucks are

consolidated, or

in some

situations are

dumped, in

order to empty

vehicles

for immediate

munition is

issued.

The loads of partially emptied

dispatch to

the

regimental

ammunition

supply

point

for refill. battalion

The loaded ammunition

trucks are usually held at the supply point until emptied,

but may be moved forward munition advance. As soon munition truck is sent to the supply point for refill.

along the route of am- as emptied, each am- regimental ammunition

(2) The battalion S-4 is charged with the estab- lishment and operation of the battalion ammunition supply point, procurement of ammunition from the regimental ammunition supply point, movement of ammunition vehicles between the battalion ammuni- tion supply point and the regimental ammunition

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