Preservation of Supply Spaces
Safety Precautions in stowing safe semisafe,
and dangerous materials
The Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE)
provides a means of identifying manufacturers without
writing out the complete name and address. The
Defense Logistics Agency has assigned five-digit
identifying numbers to all manufacturers and suppliers
that contract with the government. You will use this
code to identify the stock items in stock lists and
cross-reference listings. It is published on microfiche
by; (1) Name-to-code and (2) code-to-name.
Manufacturers Instruction Books are prepared for
all Navy equipment.
They contain operating
instructions, maintenance and test procedures,
drawings, and parts lists. You will use the parts lists to
identify repair parts, Instruction books are normally
retained and used by the technical ratings. They will
assist you in identifying the part number and
nomenclature of the required part.
This has been a very brief look at the publications
that you will use most often. Most of them are covered
in greater detail in later chapters. You cannot become
an expert on publications by reading a few paragraphs
about them; you must use them.
Navy Supply Corps Newsletter
The Newsletter is published monthly by the Naval
Supply Systems Command. It is distributed to Supply
Corps officers and Master and Senior chief petty
officers in supply ratings. While it is not an official
publication, it contains much information that will be
useful to you.
One featured column is directed toward enlisted
personnel in supply ratings. The Newsletter contains
articles on new procedures and supply operations in the
Navy. It also lists the latest changes to NAVSUP and
CHANGES TO PUBLICATIONS
Regardless of how well you can use supply
publications, if they arent up to date you are wasting
your time. Changes should be entered when received.
This prevents loss and ensures that the latest
information is being used. There are different types of
changes and the methods of entering them are different.
Always read the accompanying instructions before
making the change.
Pen-and-ink Changes These changes are usually
distributed as a message letter or notice and require you
to change words and/or sentences in a publication.
Changes to the NAVSUP and NAVCOMPT
Manuals and other publications requiring extensive
changes are made by page changes. This involves
removing an old page and inserting a new one in its
place. Most of these changes will also include a list of
Effective Pages or Sheets in Force which should be
checked after the change has been made. This makes
sure that all pages that should be in the manual are there.
Change Bulletins are usually used to change
stocklists, catalogs, and cross-reference listings. The
change bulletin will refer to the basic publication that it
changes and will state whether it is cumulative or
noncumulative. A cumulative change bulletin is one
that contains all changes previously issued and the older
bulletins should be discarded. Example: (Change
Bulletin #3 replaces Change Bulletin #2 which should
be destroyed). Noncumulative change bulletins must
all be retained until the basic publication is reprinted.
Always read the instructions BEFORE you make the
Classified information is a term used to include any
information or material requiring protection in the
interest of national defense. You may come in contact
with classified information at any time and you must
know the different classifications used and their
meanings. The Department of the Navy Security
Manual for Classified Information, OPNAVINST
5510.1, is the guiding publication for handling all
classified matter in the Navy. Ships not only have a
large number of classified publications and other
written materials on board, they also have classified
equipment. The supply department will probably carry
classified repair parts for this equipment.
Additional information is contained in Military
Requirements for Petty Officer Third Class and Military
Requirements for Petty Officer Second Class. If your
duties required you to handle classified information,
you should study the Security Manual and local
instructions to be sure you comply with all requirements
of handling, stowage, and transmissions.