An issue is an expenditure of stock for a
further purpose. Issues of ships store and
standard Navy clothing stock are made to other
appropriations or to service activities and are
limited to the following:
Health and comfort issues
Cost of operations issues
Issues to the general mess
Issues to ships use (OPTAR)
Issues to Marine Corps personnel
Issues to survivors of marine and aircraft
Issues to merchant ships in distress
Issues for burial of the dead
All authorized issues of ships store stock are
made at cost price except health and comfort items
that are issued at the prescribed retail price and
standard Navy clothing items that are issued at
the standard prices.
In this chapter we will discuss the various types
of issues you may encounter in ships store afloat.
This discussion will include using these issues and
accounting for them on the ships store records
HEALTH AND COMFORT ISSUES
Health and comfort issues are authorized by
NAVREGS, Art. 0767. The purpose of health and
comfort issues is to provide toiletries, tobacco,
clothing items, and other necessities required for
the health and well-being of personnel without
enough money to purchase them, All health and
comfort issues are made from the retail store.
These issues can be made to personnel of the
Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Coast
Guard, and their respective reserve components.
The procedures to follow, the funds charged, and
personnel authorized to be issued health and
comfort items are determined by their pay status.
ISSUES TO PERSONNEL IN A
The issue of health and comfort items to
members in a pay status is made under the
circumstances listed below:
For personnel temporarily without money.
For personnel who are returned deserters
For personnel on first enlistment or first
reporting for active duty who have not received
their initial clothing allowance.
For personnel who are subject to the
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and
are confined in a naval confinement facility. Issues
made to personnel in confinement are made
according to the Corrections Manual, SEC-
Health and comfort issues to personnel
without money are charged to their pay record
even if it results in overpayment. If issues are
made to personnel entitled to pay who are in
confinement or awaiting trial or review after
conviction, charges are made to their pay record
in a normal manner. Issues of ships store stock
not including clothing items are limited to $35 per
month at retail price for any one person.
The commanding officer or delegated repre-
sentative approves all health and comfort issues
for personnel in a pay status by signing the
original and two copies of the Request and Receipt
for Health and Comfort Supplies, DD Form 504,